Sam's Club Plans One-Day-Only Member Event With $30 Savings on AirPods and More

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    As information on Black Friday sales continues to grow, Sam's Club is planning a one-day-only sale for tomorrow, November 10, and it includes a few Apple items. The focus is $30 off Apple's AirPods, which will mark the wireless headphones down to $117.00, from their current price of $147.00 for Saturday only and available online only. This is the lowest-ever straight discount from a major retailer for the AirPods.

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    Sam's Club is also offering $50 off select models of Apple Watch, but the retailer didn't specify yet which models it will be. Online shoppers can expect $50 savings on the aluminum Series 3 models, and the Sam's Club circular for the sale does link to a page that includes Series 4 as well, so it's possible we could see one of the first discounts on the latest Apple Watch tomorrow.

    For iPad, Sam's Club will take $150 off the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options available online only. Best Buy is also in the midst of its own pre-Black Friday sale with similar discounts on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but it appears the Sam's Club $150 offer will beat Best Buy's $125 discount on the 64GB and 256GB options at least.

    In stores, Sam's Club members can purchase a $50 App Store and iTunes gift card multi-pack for $42.98, and receive up to a $300 Sam's Club gift card when purchasing and activating an iPhone (8 through XR) on installment plans offered by Verizon, Sprint, or U.S. Cellular.

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    The online sales will open up in the morning at 12:01 a.m. ET on SamsClub.com, and doors at physical locations will open at 7:00 a.m. local time tomorrow morning. You'll need to be a Sam's Club member to take advantage of any of these sales, and you can find more information on how to join right here.

    If you're planning your Black Friday shopping now, be sure to visit our full Black Friday Roundup, which as of today includes detailed information on sales from Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Incase, Griffin, Incipio, and many more. As a note, we are now exactly two weeks away from Black Friday on November 23.

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  2. Fooze macrumors newbie

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    It looks like Sams club offers AT&T iPhones on their website. Can anybody speculate why iPhones activated on AT&T are not included as part of this promotion?

    I'm finally ready to retire my iPhone SE as it doesn't look like Apple has any plans to upgrade the 5/5s/SE sized phone. Would be nice to upgrade now and not have to deal with any of the Black Friday madness.
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    I read the fine print and it looks like Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular customers will receive a $300 gift card on the purchase of an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR.

    AT&T customers will receive a $100 Gift Card with purchase and activation on installment. So there is a discount through AT&T, but just not nearly as good as Verizon and the other two carriers.
     
  3. inter4ever macrumors newbie

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    This looks like a great deal on the AirPods. Still not sure if I should pull the trigger or wait for the updated AirPods.
     
  4. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    This is entirely expected...AT&T customers getting screwed as usual.

    What's unexpected is that there are only two posts about an amazing deal on the earpods.
     
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    My brother tried to get the AirPod deal, the whole sams club site crashed before he could check out.
     
  7. philipk macrumors 6502

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    They are already out of stock. No backorders!
     
  8. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, a big letdown that they weren’t ready for even a pre-Black Friday run on their web page.

    I do wonder if companies do these kind of sales to test their web infrastructure before the actual Black Friday occurs.

    Anyway, hopefully there will be more deals on actual Black Friday for AirPods, although I haven’t heard of any yet.
     
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    I had air pods in my cart, then surprisingly the wedsite suddenly started going not responding and I could not complete the sale. I tried for a half hour and gave up. Not staying up all night just to save $30. I’ll give my money to another retailer
     
  11. Klae17 macrumors 65816

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    Just called and Best Buy won’t price match.
     
  12. LessO2 macrumors regular

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    Probably, but in the case of Apple, it’s probably more about Sam’s drooling at the chance of selling some Apple product at a price nobody can beat. Something like this will not happen until there’s a big need to unload supply.

    This, on top of Costco also selling them, tells me new AirPods will be available very, very soon.
     
  13. inter4ever macrumors newbie

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    Costco has been selling the Airpods for $139.99 since May 2017. They keep going in and out of stock.
     
  14. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    This type of deal is the best signal that the "new stuff" is coming soon...
     
  15. surf2snow1 macrumors regular

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    You would expect more than just one retailer to have these sales if it was a “new stuff” warning.
     
  16. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    It used to be that way. Lately it seems not so much.
     

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