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Black Friday 2012 Guide To the Best Deals



Black Friday 2012 is finally at hand, and for shoppers that want to score the best deals on Apple gear, HDTVs and other tech items, this is the time to kick planning into high gear.

Forget pouring over all the Black Friday ads to find the best deals, the GottaBeMobile team takes the hard work out of finding the best deals available online and in-store on November 23rd.

Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving as stores like Target and Walmart open up in the evening and Best Buy plans to pass out tickets at 10 PM. No matter which store you plan to do online shopping at, if you are looking for tech deals, these are the best places to shop.

Read: Best Black Friday Apps for 2012

The video below covers the best Black Friday deals on Apple gadgets in 2 minutes.

Apple Black Friday Deals for 2012

Black Friday is one of the best times to buy Apple gadgets like the iPad, iPod touch and MacBook computers. Apple plans to start online sales at 12:01 AM Pacific (3 AM Eastern) on Friday and will open stores at 7 AM local time to start Black Friday sales, but the best deals are often found at other stores.

Our Apple Black Friday 2012 price guide includes all of the best deals on the iPad, iPod touch, iPod Nano as well as Black Friday MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals. This guide is continually updated and includes the lowest prices for Black Friday 2012. Some of these deals are available online today, as a refurbished model from Apple.

Apple Store Black Friday 2012

The Apple Store Black Friday deals start early.

The biggest discounts on new products are at third-party retailers. The lowest prices on popular Apple gadgets are listed below, but be sure to visit the price guide for the deals at all stores. The Apple Refurb prices are available online now, Best Buy is the runner up for most categories.

  • 11-inch MacBook Air – $848 at Apple Refurb
  • 13-inch MacBook Air – $1,019 at Apple Refurb
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro – $1,019 at Apple Refurb
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro – $1,529 at Apple Refurb
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display – $1,597 at MacMall
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display – $2,047 at MacMall
  • iPod touch 5th gen 32GB – $295 + $50 Gift Card at Best Buy and Meijer
  • iPod touch 4th gen 16GB – $194 + $50 Gift Card at Best Buy and Meijer
  • iPod Nano – $149 +  $50 Gift Card at Meijer
  • iPad 2 – $319 at Apple Refurb
  • iPad 2 – $399 + $100 Gift Card at Meijer
  • iPad 2 – $399 + $75 Gift Card at Walmart
  • iPad with Retina Display – $499 + $100 Gift Card at Meijer Thanksgiving Only
  • iPad with Retina Display – $499 + $60 Gift Card at Walmart and Target

Black Friday Tablet Deals

Black Friday Kindle Fire Deals 2012

Score the best Black Friday Kindle Fire deals in-store.

Shoppers looking for the best Black Friday tablet deals should check out our roundup of deals on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Nook Color and a variety of Samsung tablets like the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2.0 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well as the kid friendly Nabi 2.

Black Friday Tech Deals

Xbox 360 Black Friday 2012In addition to the previous specific deals, there are a number of great Black Friday deals on all items tech, the list below includes all you need to find savings on iTunes Gift Cards, what deals to expect at Amazon and more.

Good luck during Black Friday shopping, and stay tuned to find more online deals.



  1. Cheryl Smith

    11/22/2012 at 1:12 pm

    until I looked at the receipt of $8595, I did not believe that…my… friend woz like actualy earning money parttime on there computar.. there mums best friend haz done this for only six months and just now repaid the depts on there apartment and bourt a great new Lotus Esprit. this is where I went, jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  2. Kirby

    11/23/2012 at 9:33 pm

    These are good prices, but at the expense of having to fight crowds and parking lot traffic. I’m definitely in the market for an iPad, but I’m going to wait until Cyber Monday. One of my coworkers from DISH waited until Cyber Monday last year, and he got a great price on an iPad. I’m looking forward to using the DISH Remote Access app so that I can have a larger screen than my iPhone to watch live TV and my DVR recordings while I’m on the go. I’m crossing my fingers that the new retina display will do wonders to my recordings since I often don’t have time to sit home and watch them.

  3. Blay Ray

    11/24/2012 at 5:18 am

    Really nice guide. Had a really nice shopping guide here too

  4. Thomas kramer

    11/24/2012 at 5:19 pm

    every year I go shopping for blackfriday and want to buy a bigger TV, I can’t believe how much prices drop compared to the year before. I know it makes no sense but I NEED THAT 80″ inches when i see it. now i just have to sell my old 70″….this app UBokia did the trick for me:

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