The Walmart Black Friday 2013 doorbuster headline is an iPad mini for $299 with a $100 gift card bonus that drops the price to $199.
This is a great deal at Walmart and guaranteed in stock, but you still need to brave the shopping day and give up Thanksgiving to get the deal.
Today Best Buy announced that it is matching this iPad mini Black Friday 2013 deal with a limited time online promotion that is available in stores and online.
Update: Available in stores as well as online.
Shoppers can only choose the 16GB iPad mini, and it is not the newest iPad mini with Retina Display, but it is still an amazing deal.
The Best Buy online iPad mini gift card deal is sold out right now, but the Best Buy Support Twitter account offers hope that there will be more stock available later today, telling Gotta Be Mobile to check back on that page regularly.
— Best Buy Support (@BestBuySupport) November 27, 2013
Shoppers can order online and in store today, Wednesday November 27th. The offer is sold out online right now, but it will also be available online Thursday so stock should come back for the web. (Thanks Ryan D.)
This is the latest example of Black Friday price matching. The Walmart Black Friday 2013 deals started last Friday as the retailer offered deals similar to those Best Buy, Target and others plan to sell on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. With this latest move, Best Buy is striking back, and we expect to see more competition for deals.
Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Walmart are all competing for Black Friday shopping dollars and we could see many flash sales and last minutes specials that offer these deals to shoppers online yet today. The deals will heat up on Thanksgiving, and may include a variety of last-minute sales that shoppers should be ready to buy from their phone or tablet if they are already in line.
The iPad mini includes a 7.9-inch display, Apple A5 processor and 16GB of storage. This model comes in silver, space gray and black, depending on what Best Buy has in stock. We will update this post if we see the iPad mini come back in stock.
Check our Black Friday 2013 coverage for more information on the best deals and those to avoid.