Best Buy Weekend Sale Offers Discounts up to $200 on Apple Watch, Retina MacBook Pro, and More

Best Buy is currently offering users a hefty discount of $200 off of two models of the Stainless Steel Apple Watch, available now through Monday on the retailer's website. Those interested can purchase a 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch with Milanese Loop for $449.00 and $499.00, respectively. The Black Sport Band with Space Black Stainless Steel case has also received a similar discount, with the 38mm option on sale for $349.00 and the 42mm available for $399.00.

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The prices will run all weekend on Best Buy's official website, but similar sales will be available in stores, pending stock availability. Best Buy hasn't included any other editions or collections of the Apple Watch in this weekend's deal, but it does lower the barrier for entry into the Stainless Steel version of the wearable for those who have been contemplating upgrading from a Sport, or buying one for the first time.

The 4-day sale isn't focused on Apple Watch, however, with various other Apple products getting a nice discount from Best Buy. The retailer is cutting the price of a few 13-inch MacBook Pro models by $225: the non-Retina MBP (with 4GB memory and a 500GB HD) is on sale for $874.99, while the Retina MBP (with 8GB memory and 128GB flash storage) has been cut down to $1,074.99. The model with 16GB is not part of the 4-day sale.

On the iPad side of things, Best Buy is offering $70 off of the non-cellular versions of the iPad mini 2. Users can get the 7.9-inch display tablet with 16GB of storage in either Space Gray or Silver for $199.99. The sales event caps off its Apple deals with the 4GB MacBook Air for $749.99 (11-inch screen) and $849.99 (13-inch screen).

Anyone looking for more Apple deals can check out the MacRumors roundup for deals going on this week, and on specific products like iMacs, third-party accessories, and even iOS and Mac apps.

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43 months ago

Apple's product value following release keeps dropping, killing a major benefit to the high upfront costs with a high resale....

Or everything in this sale is going to be outdated soon…
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43 months ago

The Apple Watch has to be the most useless piece of tech since light up sneakers. Personally I wouldn't be caught dead wearing one. It's a lame fad, much like big hair in the 80s or parachute pants in the 90s. Don't allow yourself to be photographed wearing one - in 20 years your kids will make fun of you for it!

What's wrong with parachute pants?
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43 months ago

That is speculative, when was the last time apple (or big box retailers) have heavily dropped the prices before the next product release? I believe never and lets not forget that Apple just dropped the apple watch sport prices a couple of weeks ago already...

Don't forget that the discount on the Apple Watch SS (with sportsband) from 599 to 399 is a discount of a whopping 33%!! ... Best buy cannot drop the price this heavily by its own... I believe Apple is testing (through Best Buy) these price ranges for the SS models to see how the customer response is.

Just my opinion


I'd like to see the SS model settle into this price range permanently, with a Titanium option taking over the prior price point. It's a pretty heavy watch and Titanium would wear better.
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43 months ago
This is really tempting since I've got a $100 Best Buy gift card in my pocket. I could pick up a 42mm Space black w/ sport band for $300 out of pocket...
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43 months ago

How does the reduction in price get handled? Does best buy make less money? Is the reduction split between best buy and apple?


As an authorized reseller, Best Buy purchases inventory from Apple and sets the price based on their analysis (taking into consideration Apple's contractual stipulations). Best Buy then resells the products for a profit (or loss) based on the price they sell them for. Apple gets their money up front, and the resellers get theirs from the end users.
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43 months ago

The Apple Watch has to be the most useless piece of tech since light up sneakers. Personally I wouldn't be caught dead wearing one. It's a lame fad, much like big hair in the 80s or parachute pants in the 90s. Don't allow yourself to be photographed wearing one - in 20 years your kids will make fun of you for it!

I have to force myself to believe posts like this are joking just to maintain my own sanity
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43 months ago

Or they are about to release an update...


That is speculative, when was the last time apple (or big box retailers) have heavily dropped the prices before the next product release? I believe never and lets not forget that Apple just dropped the apple watch sport prices a couple of weeks ago already...

Don't forget that the discount on the Apple Watch SS (with sportsband) from 599 to 399 is a discount of a whopping 33%!! ... Best buy cannot drop the price this heavily by its own... I believe Apple is testing (through Best Buy) these price ranges for the SS models to see how the customer response is.

Just my opinion
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43 months ago

Proof that this was a flop. No one can argue this the Apple Watch is a hit. Very niche market. The masses simply don't care about this product.


You're wrong. Estimates average at 5.8 Mil units sold in its first year. It took the first iPhone longer. I can argue, as can anyone, that since the Apple Watch sold more than the original iPhone, it is a hit. At an estimated average of $529 per watch sold, Apple's revenue is $3 billion. Please stop spewing false opinions just because you don't have a use for the product. The iPhone SE was instantly discounted by T-mobile, doesn't mean its not a hit either.
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43 months ago

Wow... Apple watch prices are dropping like stones... Must mean that they are not selling as good as expected!


Or they are about to release an update...

I want to upgrade my Sport to the SS, but am not ready to do so. Too bad - this is a sweet deal.
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43 months ago

Or everything in this sale is going to be outdated soon…

ding ding ding...

Look at the big sale on the retina Macbook they had in March and April clearing out the stock... and boom Apple drops the 2nd generation version this week.

WWDC is in a few short weeks. If I were a betting man I'd wager there's some new hardware coming so BestBuy is clearing stock.
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