Post-Black Friday, Best Buy slashes Apple Watch price

Post-Black Friday, Best Buy slashes Apple Watch price

Fear not holiday gift shoppers: The best deals on the Apple Watch apparently didn't all take place on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Best Buy this week cut the price on all Apple Watch models by $100, with the lowest total price coming in at $250 for a 38mm aluminum case edition.

Best Buy knocked $50 off the lower priced versions for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and $100 off more expensive versions, which get up into the $550-$700 range.

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The new deals might indicate that Apple's smart watches aren't exactly flying off shelves and onto wrists, though it's hard to tell since Apple hasn't revealed numbers yet. But market watcher Canalys did say in early November that Apple had shipped 7 million watches during their first 2 months of availability -- a total in excess of all units sold by competitors over the span of the previous five quarters. The firm seemed hopeful Apple would have a big holiday season, as the watchmaker had worked through supply chain issues early on.

Apple isn't offering much in the way of special deals for its smart watches, though deals can be had from other retailers, including Target. It is essentially carving $100 off the sticker price, though you get that $100 in a Target gift card, not cash in hand.

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