Deals: Best Buy's Apple Watch Flash Sale and B&H Photo's Back-to-School Savings on MacBook Pro and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A new one-day-only flash sale has opened up at Best Buy, with nearly 30 models of the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) marked down by up to $250. Sale prices begin at $299.00 for the 38mm Aluminum models and $329.00 for the 42mm Aluminum models, but there are also savings on Stainless Steel and Ceramic versions of the 2017 Apple Watch.

    With this sale, Best Buy is offering the best prices online for the GPS + Cellular models of the Apple Watch Series 3, with the entry level Aluminum cases coming in $100 cheaper than rivals like B&H Photo and Walmart.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Below we've listed a few of the discounted models, but be sure to head over to Best Buy's Daily Deals page to see the full list of Apple Watches on sale and make your purchase before the day ends.
    [*]38mm Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Loop - $299.00, down from $399.00
    42mm Space Gray Aluminum, Midnight Fog Nike Sport Loop - $329.00, down from $429.00
    38mm Space Black Stainless Steel, Black Sport Band - $449.00, down from $599.00
    42mm Stainless Steel, Soft White Sport Band - $499.00, down from $649.00
    38mm White Ceramic, Soft White/Pebble Sport Band - $1,049.00, down from $1,299.00
    42mm Gray Ceramic, Gray/Black Sport Band - $1,099.00, down from $1,349.00
    Additionally, B&H Photo this week launched a new sale focused on back-to-school savings available to students getting ready for the new school year. The sale extends across numerous product categories on B&H Photo, including MacBooks, iPads, microSD cards, portable hard drives, cameras, headphones, and more.


    Below we've highlighted a few of the sales in a list, but be sure to head over to B&H Photo to browse the full array of its back-to-school discounts.

    MacBook Pro and MacBook Air - Save $100 on 2017 models
    [*]MacBook Air (1.8 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD) - $899.00, down from $999.00
    [*]13-inch MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD) - $1,199.00, down from $1,299.00
    MacBook Pro - Save $1,000 on a 2016 model
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD) - $2,899.00, down from $3,899.00
    9.7-inch iPad - Save $20 on a 2017 model
    [*]128GB, Wi-Fi only - $379.00, down from $399.00
    10.5-inch iPad - Save up to $150 on Wi-Fi + Cellular models
    [*]64GB - $734.00, down from $779.00
    [*]512GB - $949.00, down from $1,099.00 Head over to our full Deals Roundup for more information on the latest sales and bargains going on this week.

    Article Link: Deals: Best Buy's Apple Watch Flash Sale and B&H Photo's Back-to-School Savings on MacBook Pro and More
  2. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    So angry! I purchased the exact model I wanted from BB's online store last Thursday for $75 off and now they have it for $100 off. Ugh. I can't return it, because there's the $35 restocking fee. Is there any way I could get the extra $25 dollar discount?
  3. nospleen macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2002
    They have price protection, so you should be able to call and get a credit.
  4. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    Thank you so much. I realize it's only $25 ($26.?? with the tax), but I'll make it go a long way. So yes, you're my savior for today. For the record, I wasn't even on the phone 15 minutes. Thanks again.
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Call customer service.
  6. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    Thanks for this. Grabbed an Apple Watch for a huge discount
  7. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    I got off the phone with CS before I made that post.
  8. kodos macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    Wow, thanks for posting this. I just bought a 42mm Nike Sport GPS, but with the discount -- I ran back to Best Buy just now and traded it in on a 42mm Black Stainless Steel (black sport band) GPS+Cellular for only $150 more. This is a great deal!
  9. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    If I get the LTE model, but never use or activate it, does this version of the watch still eat battery more than the regular version?
  10. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    It behaves just like the GPS-only model, except you have access to the Explorer watch face, and the Cellular toggle is still present in Control Center (but doesn’t do anything).
  11. PJL500 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2011
    Sheez! Advertising a two year old MBP for just shy of $3k... .
  12. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    Wasn't $3899 the list price... in 2016?
  13. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Steal of a deal. Just upgraded my Series 0 Stainless Steel for a few hundred less than the original. Crazy! This brand new is even cheaper than refurbished on Apple site.
  14. Chaka Jon macrumors regular

    Chaka Jon

    Sep 10, 2014
    San Francisco
    Still rocking my Stainless Series 0, and was planning on upgrading this fall, assuming a Series 4 release is in the near future. (Best Buy’s sale would be a strong indicator).

    But the prices on these are fantastic. What to do?? :eek: Buy now or wait?
  15. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Prices like these don't come around often. Series 4 Brand New could cost a lot more. New bands too?
  16. Swampthing Suspended


    Mar 5, 2004
    “Still?” My series 3 Apple Watch with cellular does not eat battery particularly fast. I can last about two days without requiring a recharge.
  17. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I’m pretty sure the cellular model is slightly thicker so you’ll get better battery life if you don’t enable cellular.
  18. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

    Feb 23, 2017
    No, it was $4299 I believe. That was the top of the line config. While most people would be better off with a 2018 32GB RAM model, $2900 is a great price for a fully loaded 2016 15” with a huge 2TB drive. The cheapest 2018 15” with equivalent 4GB 560X dGPU (460 in the 2016, nearly the same) and 2TB is $3899. That’s $900 more for 2 extra cores with a slower clock speed (2.2 vs. 2.9) and the improved silicone keyboard.
  19. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    Oh yeah. It would’ve been $4299 because I remember that’s how much my config cost.

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