Best Buy Flash Sale: Save Up to $500 on MacBook, $100 on 2017 iPad, and $40 on Apple Watch S3

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Best Buy's refresh of deals this week includes a 24-hour flash sale on Apple products like the 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Pro, fifth-generation iPad from 2017, and Apple Watch Series 3. The biggest savings here are for select models of Apple's 12-inch MacBook from 2017, with prices that can extend to as much as $550 off with Student Deals for the best prices we've ever seen on these models.

Best Buy is again selling a configuration of the MacBook Pro from 2015 in the new flash sale, marking the 15-inch model (2.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB HD) down to $1,499.99 from $1,999.99. The retailer previously discounted this model by the same amount a few weeks ago.

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The flash sale item discounts will expire tonight at 11:59 p.m. CT and are available online only. Check out more details below:

Best Buy also has deals extending through the week and into the weekend, a few of which we've rounded up below:

  • MacBook Air - Save up to $250 / as low as $799.99 with Student Deals
  • Certified Refurbished products - Save up to 30 percent / as low as $139.99 for AirPods, $59.99 for BeatsX, and more
  • Arlo - Save up to $100 on select Arlo Security Camera Kits
  • Belkin - BOOSTUP 7.5W Wireless Charging Pad for $47.99, down from $59.99
  • Philips Hue - Save 10 percent on two, save 15 percent on three, or save 20 percent on four or more select Hue Smart Lights
  • JBL - JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $119.99, down from $149.99
  • Sony - Save $20-$50 on select Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones

For more details on sales launching this week, head over to our full Deals Roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

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29 months ago
I really wish Best Buy sold the MacBook models with 16GB RAM. I’d jump all over that at $500 off (additional $50 off if student)
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29 months ago
$1500 for a 3 year old MBP?? ....wtf.
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29 months ago
With all these great MacBook deals happening, there must be something awesome coming in June.
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29 months ago

I need to upgrade my better half's S0 AW, tempting to do it now, but birthday is June 6th and WWDC is June 4th.

Series 3 was released on 9/22/17. IMO, they won't announce watch hardware 8.5 months after the last release.
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29 months ago
Man, my local Best buy has a MacBook open box for $806 before the educational discount. That is a very good deal. I am not into the dongle life so I am going to pass. Plus, I just bought an Air about a month ago.
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29 months ago
Bestbuy is having these deals every week now. I'm holding out for the 2018 model to see if they've updated the keyboard. I need the new Macbook pro to last me 5-7. Some people with the new Macbook can't go 6 months without keys on their keyboard breaking.
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