Black Friday Spotlight: Best Buy's Apple Doorbuster Event Kicks Off Early With Sales on Everything From HomePod to MacBook Pro

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We've begun keeping a track of early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 29.

Today we're starting with Best Buy, which announced its Black Friday sales today while simultaneously kicking off a notable early sale on Apple doorbusters.

Apple Doorbusters - Live Now

Ahead of Black Friday, Best Buy has opened up numerous discounts on Apple devices and accessories today, with a sale that will last through Sunday, November 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. All of the discounts found below will be live through that time, unless they sell out.

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Highlights in the sale include HomePod for $199.99, lowest-ever prices on the 2019 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and solid discounts on both storage capacities of the new 10.2-inch iPad. Check out all of the discounts below and if you're interested be sure to make your purchase before Sunday night.

Macs
MacBook Air - Save $200 on select models / starting at $899.99 with lowest-ever prices
MacBook Pro - Save up to $300 on select models / starting at $1,099.99 with lowest-ever prices
2019 21.5-inch iMac (8GB RAM/1TB) - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99
2019 27-inch iMac (8GB RAM/1TB) - $1,599.99, down from $1,799.99iPhones and iPads
10.2-inch iPad - My Best Buy members save $80 or $100 on select models / starting at $249.99 with lowest-ever prices
iPad Pro - My Best Buy members save $150 or $200 on select models / starting at $649.99
iPhone 11 - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in
iPhone 11 Pro - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-inApple Watch, HomePod, and Accessories
Apple Watch Series 4 - Save up to $300 / minimum savings is $50
HomePod - $199.99, down from $299.99
Smart Battery Cases - Save $20
Powerbeats3 Wireless - $89.99, down from $199.99
Beats Studio3 Headphones - $199.99, down from $349.99Best Buy Black Friday - Doors Open 11/28 at 5 p.m.


Like in years past, Best Buy's Black Friday sales include a lot of markdowns on quality TV sets, Blu-Rays, smartphones, Dyson vacuums, smart speakers, video games, and much more. The sales listed below will not be live until Thanksgiving, unless otherwise noted.

Bluetooth speakers
UE Boom 2 - $69.99, down from $179.99 [On Sale Now]
JBL Flip 4 - $59.99, down from $99.99
JBL Charge 4 - $99.99, down from $179.99
Bose SoundLink Revolve - $119.99, down from $199.99 [On Sale Now]Streaming Devices
Amazon Fire TV Stick - $19.99, down from $39.99
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - $24.99, down from $49.99
Amazon Fire TV Cube - $89.99, down from $119.99
Roku Ultra 4K - $49.99, down from $99.99
Google Chromecast - $25.00, down from $35.00
Google Chromecast Ultra 4K - $49.99, down from $69.99Computer Accessories
Incase MacBook cases - Save 50 percent
Targus City Laptop Backpack in Black - $9.99, down from $32.99 [On Sale Now]
Solo Urban Laptop Briefcase in Black/Orange - $9.99, down from $29.99 [On Sale Now]
HyperDrive USB Hubs - Save $40 / as low as $39.99 [On Sale Now]Storage
PNY 512GB USB Flash Drive - $69.99, down from $129.99 [On Sale Now]
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB Internal SATA SSD - $109.99, down from $169.99
Samsung T5 1TB External Portable SSD (Rose Gold) - $139.99, down from $199.99
WD Easystore 12TB External Hard Drive - $179.99, down from $279.99 [On Sale Now]Headphones
PowerBeats Pro - $199.99, down from $249.99
AirPods with Charging Case - $144.99, down from $159.99 [On Sale Now]
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case - $164.99, down from $199.99 [On Sale Now]Miscellaneous
$100 iTunes gift cards - Save 20 percent
Select smartphone cases - Save up to 50 percent [On Sale Now]
Mophie Powerstation 6,000 mAh - $14.99, down from $44.99
Belkin charging docks - Save $20 [On Sale Now] Video Games

There are quite a few solid video game deals set to hit Best Buy this Black Friday, including a headlining Nintendo Switch bundle that we've already seen pop up at places like Target. Best Buy is also offering the Nintendo Switch with a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundled in, but will throw in a free screen protector for the console as well.

You'll be able to get Joy-Cons for $20 off, as well as a handful of first-party Nintendo games for $39.99, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, and Splatoon 2.


Moving over to Sony, another popular gaming bundle this year will see a discount at Best Buy this Black Friday: the 1TB PlayStation 4 console bundle with The Last of Us Remastered, God of War (2018), and Horizon Zero Dawn will be $199.99, down from $299.99. DualShock 4 controllers will be $39.99 ($20 off) and the official Sony Gold Wireless Headsets will be $30 off.

There are a few Xbox One bundles, with the lowest priced being the 1TB Xbox One S All-Digital Console for $149.99, down from $249.99. Those interested in the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game can also get the 1TB Xbox One X Deluxe Edition bundle with the game at $349.99, down from $499.99. Xbox One Controllers will also be $39.99 ($20 off).

We've rounded up some notable game discounts below:
Days Gone - $19.99, down from $39.99
Borderlands 3 - $27.99, down from $59.99
Control - $29.99, down from $59.99
Red Dead Redemption 2 - $24.99, down from $59.99
Gears 5 - $24.99, down from $59.99
Rage 2 - $19.99, down from $59.99
God of War - $9.99, down from $19.99
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - $9.99, down from $19.99
Kingdom Hearts 3 - $14.99, down from $39.99 To keep track of these Black Friday sales and more, head to our full Black Friday Roundup as well as our separate Deals Roundup.

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code-m

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I just bought a new MacBook Air at my local Best Buy. Couldn’t resist $200 off!
The one with the questionable CPU thermal cooling and butterfly keyboard. Even with the extended warranty on the keyboard for four years that is still down time for repairs and the thermal cooling issue with CPU that retina MBA is just looks waiting for a proper redesign.

I purchased some 2017 MBA i7 2.2GHz and 512GB as gifts, can’t beat that keyboard and upgradable storage. The benefit of the 900p res screen means 12hrs or more of battery life and of I am going to watch anything there’s AirPlay or Cast. Plus a SD card reader.
 

bearda

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I went to jump on the Xbox One X bundle mentioned, but I can't find anything other the the usual $499 price. Bummer.

EDIT: Missed that it's not active until Thanksgiving. That's what I get for skimming.
 

revmacian

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The one with the questionable CPU thermal cooling and butterfly keyboard. Even with the extended warranty on the keyboard for four years that is still down time for repairs and the thermal cooling issue with CPU that retina MBA is just looks waiting for a proper redesign.

I purchased some 2017 MBA i7 2.2GHz and 512GB as gifts, can’t beat that keyboard and upgradable storage. The benefit of the 900p res screen means 12hrs or more of battery life and of I am going to watch anything there’s AirPlay or Cast. Plus a SD card reader.
Can't you just be happy that I did some research and bought something that works for my purposes instead of picking and finding fault with other people's choices? That's ok, I refuse to allow your problems to become my problems.
 
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Mick-Mac

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FYI regarding the homepod that's on sale - I purchased a homepod last year, set it up and excitedly said "Hey Siri, play (e.g.) Bob Dylan" and it replied saying it couldn't find anything!! My music is essentially a lifetime of CDs that I've purchased and ripped into iTunes, but that miserable homepod couldn't find any songs at all in my library via voice command!! I called Apple support and they promptly told me that the homepod is intended for an Apple Music subscription (where I'm paying every month) and it doesn't work in situations like mine. I need to always be paying. So I promptly returned it, laughing all the way to store at the stupidity of the Apple marketing team behind that greed induced decision.
 

gwerhart0800

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I picked up an iPad 7th gen with 128GB, Smart Keyboard, Pencil gen 1 and an SD card to lightning adaptor from BB. They had the 7th gen at $100 off the 128GB version. My intention is the use it as a mobile photo editing platform. I was able to import CR3 raw files from my Canon RP into Photos and was able to edit that in Affiniti Photos. Still trying to work out Lightroom and the new Photoshop. I was not able to see the raw file there. So far, so good.
 

Ryanmrash

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I just bought a 15” I9. Was hoping to wait but my 2010 finally died this morning. The available configurations forced me to get the top end model. The discount was well below education store pricing, and below a maxed-out 13 inch. Fingers are crossed that I don’t have the troubles that the 2018 models had.
 

code-m

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Can't you just be happy that I did some research and bought something that works for my purposes instead of picking and finding fault with other people's choices? That's ok, I refuse to allow your problems to become my problems.
Not sure how in-depth your research was, but I would prefer that you not experience problems down the road with your purchase rather than being happy for the here and now. Not really my problem, it is Apple with they flawed design that will lead to customers problems for them later on.

You experience the problem with the flawed engineering immediately compared to a company that has accommodated the cost of warranty or replacement down the road within its present price structure.

But that is okay if you prefer shiny and not reliable and then complain when you have experienced trouble with it down the road. I have a mid-2014 MBP and have yet to experience any issues, no downtime at all compared to the nightmares of the butterfly KB and the thermal issues with the 2018 onward retinal MBA.

Four year warranty pretty much confirms that Apple expects calculated problems with the keyboard within that timeframe and consumer cost out of pocket thereafter. Apple is expecting for its retina MBA customers to replace that thing within 4 years or less.

I like tech as most people here, however I have to smh over tech that is simply not reliable relating to thermal engineering and functionality and yes I am not holding Apple against the battery deteriorating over the span of multiple years.