The Apple Watch is one of the hottest tech gifts for the Holidays. As reported last month, we expect Apple Watch Black Friday deals that make the Apple Watch much more affordable. Apple does everything to make sure that there will be plenty of Apple Watches sold this Holiday season. Apple has expanded the retail channels for the Apple Watch to include Best Buy and Target.
The company has already the largest smartwatch install base. This holiday season they can make sure that the Apple Watch dominates the smartwatch market for the years to come. Best Buy and Target will have a certain flexibility on the Apple Watch price, especially for higher priced models to offer Apple Watch Black Friday deals. Now we already get a taste of how steep the discounts on the Apple Watch can go.
Kinja spotted the Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sports Band (MJ3U2LL/A) on sale for $519.99. This deal saves a whopping $80 on the regular price.
This first significant Apple Watch deal (at Target RedCard holders save already 5%) is offered by Electronics Valley on eBay. This Apple Watch sale has already found 177 buyers. The listed Apple Watch model is brand new and in the box states the product description.
This eBay seller also offers a MacBook Pro with Retina Display for more than $200 under the retail price. Other items in the Electronics Valley store include DSLR cameras and Apple accessories. It is not clear how Electronics Valley got their hands on Apple Watch inventory, but it is a “Top Rated Plus” eBay seller active since 2005.
The important take away from this eBay listing is that shoppers can expect Apple Watch Black Friday deals that save in the range of $100. The Apple Watch Sport edition is likely seeing lower discounts in the range of $50.
Higher priced Apple Watches that retail for more than $600 because of the more sophisticated bands could be offered with even higher discounts. The margins of the more expensive Apple Watches are believed to be much higher than on the Apple Watch Sport models. There is a lot more room for discounts.
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