Is Black Friday a Good Time to Buy an Apple Watch?

By Lauren Schwahn Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report announced its latest wearable tech, the Apple Watch…

By Lauren Schwahn

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report announced its latest wearable tech, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, in September. However, this Black Friday, it might be better to keep an eye out for previous-generation models like the Apple Watch Series 5.

In past years, Best Buy,  (BBY) – Get Report Walmart  (WMT) – Get Report and other retail giants have discounted a variety of smartwatches from Apple’s lineup during the sales extravaganza. Rarely does the brand-new Apple Watch make an appearance. Here’s what the deals are looking like this year.

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What Are The Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals In 2020?

We’re seeing a sprinkling of Apple Watch deals among retailers’ Black Friday sales. Check out our findings below:

  • Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Report currently has a few Apple Watches on sale. The Series 3 is $20 off and new Series 6 and SE models are $49 off.
  • Best Buy is discounting the Apple Watch Series 5 by as much as $250. The electronics retailer is also cutting prices on select models and throwing in six months of Apple Fitness+ for free. Best Buy’s sale runs Nov. 22 through 28.
  • Target’s  (TGT) – Get Report deals, live now, include $50 off the new Apple Watch SE (starting at $229.99) and Apple Watch Series 6 (starting at $349.99).
  • Walmart is taking $60 off the Apple Watch Series 3 (starting at $119). The deal is available online only starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

What Were the best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals in 2019?

The Apple Watch Series 3 promotions popped up frequently. Walmart offered one of the biggest bargains. Here’s a quick recap:

  • Walmart sold the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm for $129 (was $199). Amazon and Target offered the same model for $169.99.
  • Best Buy took up to $300 off the Apple Watch Series 4.

How to Decide if It’s Worth It

Black Friday is one of the few times a year you can find widespread discounts on Apple products. That said, retailer sales usually feature older Apple Watch models. So if you’re set on a new Apple Watch Series 6 or Apple Watch SE, price cuts can be harder to come by.

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