Apple AirPods go $37 off list in rare one day only Best Buy deal (certified refurbished)
Whether or not a pair of refreshed wireless earbuds is around the corner, the original model remains one of the best early holiday gifts you could buy for a devoted iFan with a resentment towards cables and dongles.
Unfortunately, the December 2016-released Apple AirPods are just as expensive today as they started off almost two years ago, fetching $159 through essentially every single official retail channel.
These have also been discounted extremely rarely, even by typical Apple gadget standards, so you might be happy to hear Best Buy is shaving a cool $37 off the aforementioned list price for a measly 24 hours.
Obviously, this “Deal of the Day” is only good for certified refurbished AirPods, although you’re still offered an (unspecified) warranty, as well as a solemn promise from Best Buy’s specialized Geek Squad that the pre-owned products will “work properly”, having been “repaired and restored to a like-new state.”
That means your $122.99 AirPods should look and work exactly like $159 units sold by Apple and all other authorized third-party sellers. Alternatively, Amazon still charges $145 for new ones, while B&H Photo Video has them listed at $149 a pop.
But you probably shouldn’t let a little detail like the refurbished condition of the AirPods on special sale at Best Buy prevent you from maximizing your savings. 123 bucks is a small price to pay for a category-defining product like this one.