In the market for Apple gear? You know what you’re getting into: premium prices, infrequent sales, small discounts. Ah, but Black Friday is coming, and that’s when absolutely everything goes on sale, right? Even Apple gear? In some cases, yes, there will be deals to be had. Below I’ve rounded up the best prices I can find on the Apple AirPods, iPad and Watch. Keep in mind these deals aren’t available now; they’re coming on or around Nov. 23. Read more: Black Friday 2018: The best deals you can get right now Before we dive in, some buying advice. First, you can get discounts right now by shopping for refurbished items from Apple proper. Currently, for example, the refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 38mm is $239, a savings of $40. And you can save $80 on the refurbished iPad Pro 9.7 (32GB). Apple’s certified refurbs are usually indistinguishable from new, and have the same warranty as their new counterparts. Second, many stores — Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc. — will have the same sale prices on Apple gear. So is there any advantage to choosing one over another? There might be: Check your favorite cashback service to see if one store is offering a higher rebate rate than another. For example, below you’ll see the iPad at $250 from a variety of stores. If you find, say, a 5 percent cashback option at one store and only 2 percent at the others, you’ll pocket $12.50 instead of just $5…. [Read full story]
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