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Black Friday 2013: Best Deals on the iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini
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On Black Friday, multiple retailers will begin offering discounts on Apple's lineup of tablets, including the iPad Air, the original mini, and the iPad 2. Stores are heavily competing on price this year to get customers into their stores, which is a major win for consumers as prices have dropped to all time lows.
We've listed the best iPad deals from our Black Friday Roundup below, but many of these discounts will be popular so customers looking for a stellar price should aim to get to stores early. Prices and inventory can also change quickly, and there can be different rules. Some stores such as Best Buy aren't starting their sales until Thursday, while Staples is already offering discounts online. Meanwhile, Target's biggest discounts are only available if you buy in-store.
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Target will have the best deal on the iPad Air, offering it at the discounted price of $479 and including a $100 Target gift card with the purchase, essentially dropping the price of the iPad Air to $379. The offer is listed in their weekly ad and appears to be in store only. Target's supplies are likely to be limited and the store is opening at 8 PM on Thursday, November 28, in many areas.
For customers that are not interested in a gift card, Staples and Best Buy have the next best deals on the iPad Air, offering a $50 discount that brings the cost of the entry level 16 GB iPad Air down to $449 and $450, respectively. Best Buy's sale began on Thursday, November 28 at 6 PM, but customers looking to score an early deal can purchase a discounted iPad Air from the Staples website or in-store.
Few stores are offering the Retina iPad mini this year as there are still supply shortages, but Target has reportedly received small quantities of the Retina iPad mini and will be offering a $75 gift card with purchase on Black Friday (in store).
As for the original iPad mini, Walmart has the best deal, offering the tablet starting at $299 and including a $100 Walmart gift card with purchase. It is listed in their weekly ad, in-store only. Target is also selling the mini starting at $299, but including a Target $75 gift card with purchase (weekly ad), again in-store only.
For a no-strings-attached discount, Staples has the best deal with an $80 price cut on all of its original iPad mini stock, which drops the price of the entry level 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini to $249. Staples deals are available immediately both in-store and on its website.
Best Buy and Staples have the best deal on the second-generation iPad, offering the entry-level 16 GB version for $299, a $100 discount off of the regular price. Staples, which has a blanket deal of $100 off on all models, is offering its deals early, both in-store and online.
iPad with Retina Display (Fourth Generation)
Staples is offering $150 off of all models of the fourth-generation iPad, which drops the price of the entry-level 16 GB Wi-Fi only version to $349. Staples' deals are available all week in-store and online now.
Target will be selling the fourth-generation iPad for $449, and including a $100 gift card with purchase (in store).
Several regional stores, such as Fred Meyer, H.H. Gregg, and Meijer are also offering good deals on both the iPad mini and the iPad Air.
A comprehensive and up-to-date list on all Apple related product deals, including iPads, can be found in our Black Friday Roundup. Additional deals are added as they become available.