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Best Buy is back this weekend with a sale on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including some of the best prices we've ever seen on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad Air, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an extended 60-day return window, and more.

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iPad

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The cheapest iPad in this sale is the 64GB Wi-Fi 9th generation iPad at $249.99, down from $329.00. For a more recent model, Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi 10th generation iPad at $349.00, which is an all-time low price at $100 off. You'll find every model of the 10th generation iPad on sale at a record low price during this sale. This includes all Wi-Fi and cellular tablets, in all colors.





iPad Air

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You can get every model of the 5th generation iPad Air on sale at an all-time low price right now at Best Buy, starting at $449.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi tablet, down from $599.00. These are $150 off across the board, and also include best-ever prices on both cellular models.




iPad Mini

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Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 6 for $399.99 this weekend, down from $499.00, and the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini is available for $549.99, down from $649.00. Both of these are solid second-best prices on the iPad mini 6.


MacBook Air

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The cheapest MacBook Air deal you'll find this weekend at Best Buy is on the 256GB 13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $749.99, down from $999.00. If you want a more recently updated model, the 256GB M2 15-inch MacBook Air is priced at $999.00, down from $1,299.00. You can also get the 512GB M2 model on sale at $1,199.00, down from $1,499.00. Across the board these are the best prices we've ever seen on the MacBook Air.



MacBook Pro

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Unlike the MacBook Air deals, Best Buy's MacBook Pro sales all require a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership in order to see the all-time low prices. If you don't have one, you can still get solid second-best prices on these computers at Best Buy this weekend.

These deals are focused on the 14-inch models of the MacBook Pro. Some highlights include the 512GB M3 14-inch MacBook Pro for $1,399.00 and the 512GB M3 Pro model at $1,749.00.

Note: My Best Buy Plus/Total membership required to see final deal price.



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brofkand

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Ever notice these special offers are almost always the most bare bones model(s).

Only in refurbished models have I seen sticker prices lower than my 10% military discount on new gear.

Resellers like Best Buy usually only stock the base SKUs. If you want configure to order models, like a MacBook Air with 16 or 24GB of RAM, you have to buy from Apple (or a deluxe reseller like B&H).
 

webkit

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Ever notice these special offers are almost always the most bare bones model(s).

MR tends to emphasize offers on bare bone models because those have the lowest prices but there can also be "deals" on other versions.

Examples:
The entry M2 15" MacBook Air with 8GB RAM is $300 off at BB but a higher level M2 15" MacBook Air with 16GB RAM is also discounted ($400 off).

The entry M3 14" MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM is $200 off at BB but a higher level M3 Pro 14" MacBook Pro with 18GB RAM is also discounted ($250 off).
 
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bradman83

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The iPad discounts are comparable to what these retailers were offering throughout the holiday season. I'm sure it's to clear out inventory for incoming new models in the next month or so (although they had the same deal on the 9th generation iPad the prior year). $350 USD for the 10th gen iPad is a fair price and would have been an ideal starting price for the device.
 

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Purrific

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I’ve put it in my checkout basket and taken it out multiple times this weekend 😂
 

currentinterest

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Apple will likely discontinue the ninth generation iPad and not update it. The question is raised, will it lower the price of the 10th generation upgrade, perhaps to $399?
 

ronno

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Best Buy also has 15 inch 16GB 1TB M2 MacBook Airs for $1499! Not just base models. Available in Space Gray, Starlight and Midnight.

Just ordered this - thanks for the tip. I’ve been trying to find a 16/512 configuration there, and it was not possible to configure it… Didn’t think of ordering the one terabyte for the same price. ;-)
PS they also have a higher trade-in value for my current air than Apple offers.
 
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svish

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Some very good deals. Good to see the base 15" Air for $999. New MacBooks and iPads are around the corner though!
 

D_J

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Ever notice these special offers are almost always the most bare bones model(s).

Only in refurbished models have I seen sticker prices lower than my 10% military discount on new gear.
They recently had the iPad Air 5 for $449. Way better than what the Veteran's discount through Apple will get you.
 
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D_J

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The iPad discounts are comparable to what these retailers were offering throughout the holiday season. I'm sure it's to clear out inventory for incoming new models in the next month or so (although they had the same deal on the 9th generation iPad the prior year). $350 USD for the 10th gen iPad is a fair price and would have been an ideal starting price for the device.
Agreed about the pricing. Which is why I didn't upgrade my wife's 9th Gen last year. They recently had the Air 5 for $450, got $185 trade on the 9th so pulled the trigger knowing the Air 5 will still be better than the iPad 11 (unless you care about front camera placement, which she doesn't).
 
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Johnny907

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Picked up an open box Air for 412. Great deal and now I’ve got a knock around iPad with decent specs I can put in a case and take to the gym or use in the kitchen like I’ve been too afraid to with my 11” Pro.
 
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