Best Buy's top Apple AirPods Pro deal is back on for a presumably limited time
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If you happen to be in the market for a nice pair of high-end true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation technology this weekend, it looks like you'll have to make a pretty tough decision. Both Apple's industry-leading AirPods Pro and Samsung's leader-contending Galaxy Buds Pro are on sale at lower than usual prices simultaneously, and there's a good chance the two killer new deals will expire at around the same time as well.
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While the rare Buds Pro offer we told you about earlier today is guaranteed to end in a few hours, Best Buy's renewed AirPods Pro deal could theoretically last a little longer... or not. Unlike the retailer's identical $70 discount from last month, which was explicitly listed as a 24-hour-only thing, this new one depends entirely on how compelling you'll find these refurbished bad boys at $179.99 a pair.
If history is any indication, stocks will be depleted fairly quickly, especially given the reliability of Best Buy's Geek Squad certified program. In a nutshell, you're looking at fully functional audio accessories here in almost flawless cosmetic condition, including "thoroughly cleaned" parts and restored to their original factory settings.
These "like-new" refurbs are just 10 bucks costlier than Woot's all-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged Galaxy Buds Pro units, as well as a whopping $40 cheaper than the brand-new AirPods Pro currently available at a modest $30 discount on Amazon, for instance, and even cheaper than some of the AirPods Prime Day deals we expect to see in the summer.
In other words, this is arguably not a completely irresistible promotion, especially when considering the fast-approaching rumored release of the non-Pro AirPods 3 with ANC capabilities, but it's also not something professional bargain hunters can afford to simply ignore.
There's obviously no way to know if you'll be able to save more than 70 bucks anytime soon on refurbished AirPods Pros with state-of-the-art active noise cancellation functionality, stellar overall sound quality, and... decent battery life at a major retailer like Best Buy, so it might be wise to remember that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.