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Black Friday shopping guide for deals on Apple hardware and accessories

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with select stores rolling back prices before the big shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday. To help you get the most for your money, we have scoured the websites of the major retailers in the US and have listed the sales they have planned on Apple hardware and Apple-branded accessories. Stay tuned for additional discount guides for software and third-party accessories for the iPad, iPhone and Mac.

Apple

Apple opens it retail stores on Friday, November 29 for its annual Black Friday sale. You also can shop online after midnight PST. Sale prices have not been announced, but last year the company discounted its iPad models by $41, its MacBooks by $100 and a handful of other accessories and hardware by $20 or less.

Best Buy

Best Buy opens it doors at 6 PM on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 28). Stores with lines will start handing out tickets up to two hours before the store opens.

  • iPhone 5c 16 GB: $48 ($51.99 off)
  • Apple TV: $84.99 ($15 off)
  • iPod nano 16 GB: $99.99 ($50 off)
  • AirPort Extreme: $179.99 ($20 off)
  • iPod Touch 5th Gen 32 GB: $249 ($50 off)
  • iPad 2 16 GB: $299 ($100 off)
  • iPad Air WiFi 16 GB: $449 ($50 off)
  • 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Haswell Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD): $1,099 ($200 off)
  • 21.5-inch iMac (Haswell Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD): $1,099 ($200 off)
  • All 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display models: $150 off
  • All MacBook Air models: $150 off
  • $100 iTunes Gift Card: $85 ($15 off)

Staples

Staples is offering its discounts on Apple hardware starting now through staples.com. The sale lasts until Saturday, Nov. 30. These discounts are not available at Staple's retail stores.

  • All iPad Air WiFi models: $50 off, dropping the price of the base 16 GB iPad Air WiFi model to $449
  • All AT&T and Verizon Wireless iPad Air models: $50 off, dropping the price of the base 16 GB iPad Air WiFi+Cellular model to $579
  • All first generation iPad Mini models: $80 off, dropping the price of the base 16 GB model to $249.
  • All iPad 2 models: $100 off dropping the price of the base 16 GB model to $299.

Target

Target opens at 8 PM on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28). These sale prices last while supplies last or until Saturday, November 30. Customers who make a Black Friday purchase worth more than $75 will receive a coupon for 20 percent off the final price of a future shopping trip.

  • iPad mini : $75 gift card with any iPad mini (starting at $299)
  • iPad Air: $20 off and $100 gift card with any iPad Air (starting at $479)
  • iPad 2: $100 gift card with any iPad 2 (starting at $399)
  • iPhone 5s for Verizon or AT&T: $30 gift card with any 2-year contract (starting at $179 for 16 GB model)
  • iPod touch 5th gen 16 GB: $50 gift card with any color ($229)
  • Apple TV: $89 ($10 off)
  • iTunes Gift Card Multipack: $50 for $60 in gift cards ($10 off)

Walmart

Walmart opens at 6 PM on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) with two sales events -- one that begins at 6 PM to midnight and another starting at 8 PM to midnight. Wrist bands will be given out in advance for select items. Online sales start on Thanksgiving morning.

  • iPad mini: $100 gift card with purchase ($299). In-Store Only. Limit 1 per customer, per item. Offer available from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m on November 28.
  • iPhone 5s: $75 gift card with purchase (starting at $189). Only Valid Nov 29 - November 30
  • iPhone 5c: $75 gift card with purchase (starting at $45). Only Valid Nov 29 - November 30

RadioShack

RadioShack opens its doors at 8 AM on Friday, November 29. Online sales start a day earlier on Thanksgiving (November 28).

  • iPhone 5s: $50 Visa gift card (starting at $199 for 16 GB with 2-year contract)
  • iPhone 5c: $50 Visa gift card (starting at $49 for 16 GB with 2-year contract)
  • Apple TV: $20 gift card with purchase ($99)
  • iTunes Gift Cards: $10 RadioShack gift card with two $25 iTunes Gift Cards

MacMall

MacMall is kicking off its big one-day Black Friday sale on November 29 at midnight. The sale will last until 11:59 PM on that same day.

  • 11-inch MacBook Air (1.70GHz/4GB/64GB): $699.99 - Limit One Per Customer
  • 13.3-inch MacBook Air models: Up to $102 off
  • 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro models: Up to $102 off
  • 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro models: Up to $150 off
  • iMac models: Up to $102 off
  • iPad Air: Up to $70 off, phone orders only
  • Apple TV: $89.99 ($10 off)
  • Additional discounts on non-Retina iPad mini, iPods, and select Apple accessories

PowerMax

PowerMax kicks off its big Black Friday sale on Friday, November 29. Specials will run from Black Friday through end of business on Cyber Monday.

  • Various iPad models: PowerMax is taking 20% off a select group of used iPads, bringing the price down to $124.76 on the least expensive 1st generation model available.
  • MacBook Air: Save $50 on select models of the MacBook Air
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: Save $50 on select 13-inch MacBook Pro models.
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro: Save $100 on select models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro
  • iMac: Save $100 on select iMac models.

H.H. Gregg

H.H. Gregg opens at 8 PM on Thursday, November 28 for its doorbusters deals. Mystery Doorbusters deals begin on November 29 at 1:00 A.M. and 4:00 A.M.

  • iPad mini 16 GB: $249 ($50 off with mail-in rebate)
  • iPhone 5c: $100 gift card with purchase (starting at $49)
  • iPhone 5s: $100 gift card with purchase (starting at $189)
  • iPod nano 16 GB : $129 ($20 off)

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer opens at 5 AM on Friday, November 29. Sale lasts until noon.

  • iPod Shuffle 2 GB: $45 ($5 off)
  • iPod nano 16 GB : $130 ($20 off)
  • iPod touch 5th gen 16 GB : $200 plus $25 iTunes Gift Card
  • iPod touch 5th gen 32 GB: $270 ($30 off)
  • iPad mini 16 GB : $249 ($50 off)
  • Apple TV: $90 ($10 off)
  • iPad Power Adapter: $15.20 ($3.80 off)
  • Apple EarPods: $24.99 ($5 off)
  • iPad Air/iPad mini Smart Cover: $34 ($5 off)

Meijer

Meijer is planning two Black Friday sales, one on Thursday, November 28 and another on Friday, November 29. Its Apple gear goes on sale starting November 28 at 6 AM. For each purchase, you will receive a coupons that must be used before 12/24/13.

  • iPad Air/iPad 2/iPad 4: $100 Meijer coupon with purchase (starting at $379)
  • iPad mini: $80 Meijer coupon with purchase (starting at $299)
  • iPod touch 5th gen : $50 Meijer coupon with purchase (starting at $225)
  • iPod nano: $50 Meijer coupon with purchase ($145)
  • Apple TV: $20 Meijer coupon with purchase ($99)

Fry's

Fry's opens its doors at 6 AM on Friday, November 29. Online sales start on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) at 9 AM.

  • Apple TV: $80 ($20 off)

Rakuten (Buy.com)

Rakuten (Buy.com)kicks off its Black Friday sale on Friday, November 29th at midnight EST.

  • Apple TV: $79 ($20 off)
  • iPad Mini WiFi 16 GB: $249 ($50 off)
  • 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD): $999 ($200 off)

eBay

eBay's Black Friday Deal Frenzy begins on Friday, November 29 at midnight EST. Sale ends on November 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST or while supplies last.

  • iPad Mini WiFi 16 GB: $239 ($60 off) with free shipping.

Sam's Club

Sams's Club opens its doors at 7 AM on Friday, November 29. Online sales start start November 28 at midnight and last through November 29.

  • Apple iTunes Gift Card Multipack: $79.88 for $100 in iTunes Cards

OfficeMax

OfficeMax stores open at midnight on Friday, November 29. You can shop online starting Thursday, November 28 at 12:01AM EST, excluding door busters.

  • iTunes Gift Cards: Get an extra $10 iTunes Gift Card with the purchase of $50 in iTunes Gift Cards

Office Depot

Office Depot opens its doors on Thursday, November 28 at 8 PM for a three-hour sale. Doors open again at Friday, November 29 at 8 AM.

  • iTunes Gift Cards: 15% off all denominations

Note: All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or quality of any particular product at a specific price.



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