Apple Store Offering Gift Cards on Black Friday In Lieu of Discounts

Apple put their yearly Black Friday deals online earlier today, opting to offer customers gift cards instead of the traditional discounted prices. The lack of discounts from Apple makes some of the deals from stores like Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others offering discounts plus gift cards a much better deal. Since most of the better deals involve gift cards, where you typically spend money is where you’ll find the best value. If you don’t shop at Walmart with any regularity, there is little value in having a gift card. That in mind, Target and Walmart offer such a wide array of products, that it’s hard not to find a way to put a gift card to good use. Apple has traditionally offered limited discounts. Purchasing an item today from Apple will likely end up costing you additional money. Nothing helps promote sales like a gift card burning up in your wallet. There are some excellent deals on accessories, provided you cannot find them on sale elsewhere.

Apple Store Black Friday deals

Here’s a complete list of Apple’s Black Friday 2013 deals:

  • iPad Air $499 and up ($75 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • iPad mini $299 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • iPad 2 $399 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac ($150 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • iPod touch from $299 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • iPod nano from $149 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Speaker $199.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Anki DRIVE Starter Kit $199.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Apogee JAM Guitar Input $129.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • 3BaysGSA PRO Golf Swing Analyzer $199.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Blue Microphones Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Philips/Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit $159.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer $149.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • LaCie 3TB d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive $299.95 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • AirPort Time Capsule – 2TB $299 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System $499.95 ($75 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd generation) $249.95 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Dropcam Pro $199.95 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Airport Extreme $199.00 ($50 Apple Store Gift Card)
  • Apple TV $99.00 ($25 Apple Store Gift Card)

The Apple TV, Airport Extreme and Nest appear to be the best of the bunch. Are you planning on shopping Apple’s Black Friday deals? What offer from the list above do you find enticing?

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Christopher Meinck is the Founder and Editorial Director at everythingiCafe. You can also find him co-hosting on everythingiCafe :the show. His smartphone obsession started with the Handspring Treo 180. While the phones have changed, the obsession continues. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.

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