If you¡¯ve been waiting to upgrade your Apple Watch, or you¡¯re a first-time buyer, Black Friday 2019 has been ripe with big deals on Apple¡¯s lineup of smartwatches. Eagle-eyed shoppers might have quickly swept up Walmart¡¯s doorbuster sale that had the Apple Watch Series 3 down to $129 ¡ª its lowest price by a cool $70 ¡ª which we featured in our larger guide to Apple¡¯s Black Friday deals. But there are still some opportunities to save, whether you¡¯re interested in Apple¡¯s more affordable Series 3 watch, or its more capable Series 5.
Where you can still buy a discounted Apple Watch Series 3
Walmart has sold through its inventory of Apple¡¯s 38mm and 42mm Series 3 watches with GPS capability, which were sold earlier today for $129 and $149, respectively. As far as what else Walmart does have in stock, you can buy the Series 3 38mm watch with GPS and cellular capabilities for $229.
Target has limited stock of the 38mm Series 3 watch with GPS, but not at Walmart¡¯s low price. It¡¯s $169, and is currently only available for pick-up at certain stores. Still, that¡¯s $30-$60 cheaper than it sold for last year at Black Friday. And if you are able to find this watch at Target (or make any other purchase over $50 today), you¡¯ll get a 20-percent off coupon for you to use on a future purchase. If you¡¯re dead-set on the Series 3, there¡¯s currently not much else to choose from at Target.
Best Buy is also offering the 38mm Series 3 watch, though its starting price is the highest at $189. It currently doesn¡¯t offer the 42mm version of this model, and its prices for the GPS and cellular version of the watch is oddly in the $500 range.
B&H Photo is offering the Series 3 in the 38mm size for $189, like Best Buy. It is also selling the 42mm size at $219 (it¡¯s backordered, but B&H is still taking orders). Neither are the best prices we¡¯ve seen during Black Friday, but they¡¯re not so bad if you really wanted to pick this one up today.
Where you can still find a discounted Apple Watch Series 5
While Walmart had the best deal on the Series 3, the newer Series 5 was at its cheapest-ever price at Amazon and Costco. Granted, that discount was no more than $30 off of its usual sale price, but it brings this close enough to the price of Apple¡¯s Series 4 watches that they¡¯re easier to recommend splurging on, if only for the always-on display that, somehow, doesn¡¯t have much of a negative impact on its battery life.
If you¡¯re looking for these watches, you won¡¯t have to jump around from retailer-to-retailer as much. These deals started before Black Friday, and both retailers have shown no sign of running out of stock. The GPS version of the 40mm Series 5 smartwatch is down to $354.99 (Amazon and Costco), which is $24 off of its usual price. The 44mm version Series 5 is $384.99 (Amazon and Costco), which is also $24 cheaper than usual.
It¡¯s worth noting that for the Amazon deal, you¡¯ll need to add the Series 5 watch to your cart to see the discount reflected in the total. If you¡¯re buying from Costco, you don¡¯t need to be member, but you¡¯ll need to pay a five percent fee when you check out.
Other retailers like Best Buy and Target sell this model, but they¡¯re currently around $40-50 more expensive than the ones listed above.
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