Thursday, November 14, 2013

Best Buy's Black Friday 2013 Apple deals set to far exceed Apple's own

Electronics and technology giant brick-and-mortar retailer Best Buy saw its Black Friday 2013 ad -- not -- leaked on Tuesday. Instead, the retail giant released its Black Friday 2013 ad itself, instead of leaking the ad itself (as some say happens more often than not).

The full 20-page-plus ad scan can be found in PDF form, here.

The ad is, quite naturally, full of electronics deals. One key, though, is that there are a number of Apple deals available, and with discounts better than you will likely see at Apple itself. Apple is notorious for managing to keep its Black Friday deals under wraps until it deigns to release them, itself, but also for the modest nature of its discounts.

As an example of the possible deals, the 16GB WiFi only iPad 2 can be had for $299, which is $100 or 25 percent off the normal $399 price. Meanwhile, the seventh generation iPod nano can be purchased for $99.99, or $50 off -- which amounts to one-third off the normal $149.99 price. This is the current, seventh-generation model.

Laptop-wise, the 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display can be had for $1,099.99, or $200 off. It's pretty safe to say, based on history, that Apple will not approach these prices.

Of course, Best Buy is OEM-agnostic and has plenty of other deals, too. Customers can get a 65-inch Samsung LED HDTV for $999.99 (free delivery) and a 55-inch LG LED HDTV for $499.99. Android tablets and Windows laptops can be found, as well, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-inch) going for $149.99 or $59 off, and an 11.6-inch Asus touchscreen laptop (4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) going for $249.

Keep in mind, though, that these are all doorbuster deals. That means extremly low supply to go along with their deals.

Best Buy will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and employees will begin giving out tickets two hours before the store opening.

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