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Deal: Apple Watch prices discounted by $100 over at Target and Best Buy

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Deal: Apple Watch prices discounted by $100 over at Target and Best Buy
If you're looking for the lowest Apple Watch prices around, then you might want to check out Best Buy and Target's discounts on Apple's first-generation wearable.

Although some expected to see a new Apple Watch S being unveiled at Apple's press event yesterday, it looks like the company is still not ready to announce an Apple Watch successor. Instead of a new model, Apple announced yesterday a new $50 Woven Nylon band and new strap colors. Furthermore, Apple also announced that it has slashed Apple Watch Sport prices by $50

While a $50 price cut is surely welcomed, it's unfortunate to see Apple maintaining its previous pricing for the non-Sport Apple Watch models. It's in this context Best Buy and Target can save the day as both retailers are currently offering multiple Apple Watch models at a $100 discount.

Best Buy and Target currently price the entry-level Apple Watch Sport at just $250, or $50 lower than what Apple is currently asking for the same model. Moving up the price range, however, other models are $100 cheaper at the two retailers. 


The 38mm and 42mm versions of the standard Apple Watch with stainless steel bodies and fluoroelastomer plastic bands in either black, white, or red, are priced at $450/$500, down from the $550/$600 Apple Store price.


The stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese Loop will set you back $550 in the 38mm flavour and $600 for the 42mm one. Again, those prices are $100 lower than what Apple is asking for the same watches.


The retailers do not specify when the $100 discounts expire, but if you're tempted by BestBuy and Target's offerings, you might want to jump right in. On the other hand, you might also want to consider the option of waiting a few for more months for a new and better model.

source: Best Buy | Target

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posted on 22 Mar 2016, 12:29 2

1. sissy246 (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LOL and fanboys make fun when stores do price drops on Samsung.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 13:12 2

2. ctdog4748 (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


LOL how about Samsung offering free S2 watches and Gear VR's and wireless chargers and battery packs and gift certificates and subsidizing massive BOGO deals from all carriers in order to bolster sales of the Galaxy S7, LOL.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:06

5. palmguy (Posts: 568; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Yeah. LOL Apple knows about that. Copying Samsung.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:24 1

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10618; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You have no idea what you're talking about. The carriers buy phones from oems. If they choose to offer a deal on a new phone, to get you to sign up, what's wrong with that?

They've already purchased the phone and they are simply reselling it to you.

If Samsung was subsidizing those deals like you claim, then how come I can go to Samsung website and buy a phone and get the same deal?

Oh and AT&T and other carriers offered BOGO on the iPhone too. But I guess you missed that PA article last month. No surprise from people such as youtself. Selective eyes and ears having pundants.

The VR? Samsung tried to sell them originally for 299. Way to high for a new product considering you also have to buy. $700+ phone too.

They lowered the price to $99.

But the free deal? Am sure they got stuck with plenty. So what's wrong with giving get it away to encourage you to buy a phone? It's better than taking a lose on stock.

As far as the s2? The only carrier offering that deal was Verizon. It wasn't Samsung. No other carriers is offer the Gear S2 with phone purchase.

Do basically your just wrong. Free stuff is always nice and I could care less what the reason is.

I guess the carriers who are also offer the IPhone on BOGO, I guess the assumption is to increase sales right? I mean a deal is a deal. Because if you offer BOGO only on one brand, that means the other phonecwill sell less...right?

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:47

9. sissy246 (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


At least they offer their customers something , what does apple offer their customers.
And buy the att is doing Bogo on iphones too and maybe others too.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 13:46 1

3. hortizano (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Still no.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 13:49

4. techbuttcheex (Posts: 60; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


The steel watch with a rubber band is now 500 instead of 600 at Target. lol. Not in a million years.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:26

7. Unordinary (Posts: 1951; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Not for you, but for an outstanding number of people who easily are making over $60k a year, $500 is really nothing, especially when you use it every day.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:36

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10618; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Watches still to expensive. The Apple Watch the present model needs to drop too $99.99. Any higher and all of them will remain on the shelves where most have been since they shipped.

I want one. But the carriers don't have them because they can't tie you to a plan. So you can't get the monthly payment option.

If I could I would probably pay the 250. But in honesty I learned my lesson with the original Gear. A device that is more of an accessory to a phone, should be priced above $150 tops. Especially foe something that cost them $50 to make. There is no way on God's green earth will I ever again pay more than $100 for such I don't care what brand it is.

Even 3G watches at above $300 is pricy. But at least it is a standalone device with a phome. Not going to pay Apple for a piece of jewelry.

Even Steve Wozniak openly criticized Apple for releasing this piece of junk.

It is a very nice watch and I do want one because I like junk tech too. But I do have a price point I feel is the max I will pay for the junk.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:59 1

10. ctdog4748 (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Just because you can't afford a decent (new/newer) smart watch, don't get pissy that the prices are "too high". I can't afford a Mercedes S65 (or any Mercedes, to be honest) but I don't go into forums crying about how they are over priced.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 18:59

11. cleatglitch (Posts: 79; Member since: 25 May 2013)


that's a gud .

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 20:04

12. sissy246 (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Well it's the truth and yes I could afford it if I wanted to pay that for a watch that should be about $250 , $275 in there somewhere.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 16:59

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Apple may have the best selling smart watch but I'm not ready to buy yet. Need some IP68 and better battery life. I'll see how the 2nd version does.

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