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Discounts / Sales on OEM bands

twanj

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I thought I'd create a thread just for sales on Apple bands/loops/etc because I was always on the lookout for them and they seemed to get lost in other threads.

There's a 20% off sale at Best Buy for bands, leather, loops, & Milanese.

 

MacGarage

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Is the $99 the new price for the Milanese loop elsewhere?

I noticed shortly after purchasing, the price on the Nike band went back up.
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MacDevil7334

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Man, this is a good time to be buying Apple Watch bands! Looks like Best Buy's 20% off sale from earlier this month is back on again! Sale includes some discontinued colors and some nicer bands like the Milanese Loop and leather bands (including a few Classic Buckles!). Before I get to the list, the Nike Olive Flak sport loop I posted yesterday is back to being sold out. Hope someone was able to snag it!

You must be signed in as a My Best Buy member to see these discounts. Bands highlighted in red are no longer sold by Apple.

38/40 mm
Sport Bands $39
  • Pink Sand
Sport Loops $39
  • Black
  • Midnight Blue (two-toned version)
  • Alaskan Blue
  • Pink Sand
  • Seashell
  • Anchor Gray
  • Khaki
  • Camel
Nike Sport Bands $39
  • Anthracite/Black
  • Black/Volt
  • Black/Pink Blast
  • Royal Pulse/Black
  • Desert Sand/Black
  • Pure Platinum/Black
Nike Sport Loops $39
  • Black Reflective
  • Pink Blast/True Berry
  • Desert Sand/Volt
  • Summit White
  • Royal Pulse/Lava Glow
Leather Classic Buckle $120 (except for the Red band, which is still $150)
  • Black
  • Saddle Brown
  • Berry
  • Red (Not discounted like the others. But, this band is long discontinued so I am including it anyway.)
Small Leather Modern Buckle $120
  • Brown
Medium Leather Modern Buckle $120
  • Brown
Large Leather Modern Buckle (Link 1, Link 2) $120 (except for the Peony Pink, Soft Pink, and Brown bands)
  • Cape Cod Blue
  • Forrest Green
  • Peony Pink (Not discounted like the others. But, this band is long discontinued so I am including it anyway.)
  • Ruby
  • Midnight Blue
  • Brown (Not discounted like the others. But, this band is long discontinued so I am including it anyway.)
  • Soft Pink (Not discounted like the others. But, this band is long discontinued so I am including it anyway.)
Gold Milanese Loop $80


42/44 mm
Sport Bands $39
  • Midnight Blue
  • Alaskan Blue
  • Pine Green
  • Clementine
  • Stone
  • Lemon Cream
Sport Loops $39
  • Midnight Blue (two-toned version)
  • Alaskan Blue
  • Cornflower
  • Pink Sand
  • Seashell
  • Anchor Gray
  • Khaki
  • Pomegranate
  • Camel
  • Pride
Nike Sport Bands $39
  • Anthracite/Black
  • Black/Pink Blast
  • Royal Pulse/Black
  • Desert Sand/Black
  • Pure Platinum/Black
Nike Sport Loops $39
  • Black Reflective
  • Pink Blast/True Berry
  • Desert Sand/Volt
  • Summit White
  • Royal Pulse/Lava Glow
Stone Leather Loop - Large $80

Silver Milanese Loop $80
 
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Lyn2012

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I’m looking to get the Nike summit white sports loop but can’t find any less than retail price in UK/EU areas.
 
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athousandbands

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I’m looking to get the Nike summit white sports loop but can’t find any less than retail price in UK/EU areas.
As one of the permanent watch bands the retailers don’t really have reason to ever discount them, I would think. The flip side is they’re super over-supplied on the secondary market, especially if you’re willing to go open box, which is a tiny bit worrying on a white band, I know. I’m seeing them for ten pounds off on UK eBay...hopefully the shipping inside the UK is less than the ten pounds it’s giving for US.

But if you diligently check eBay, hopefully it shows up for you with a nice 20 quid slash. Not sure if it’s as robust as the rainbow of random pawn shop/wholesalers we have here in the most random southern states.

edit: the Best Buy site for us Americans decided to wait to show the discount until after I hit post, disproving my point a little haha
 
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athousandbands

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That almost makes me want to get 2 more!

It's a great band!
I’ve always viscerally hated this band between my dislike of high contrast black Nike perforations and that this looks like very hospital scrub blue but my lust for a deal and latent “gotta have em all” Nike compulsion has me feeling very weak
 
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