Best Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals
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The Black Friday/Cyber Monday euphoria is behind us, but there's always another shopping day on the horizon. Right now, that's Amazon Prime Day 2021, which should arrive at some point in July next year. Prime Day has grown way past Amazon, with other popular retailers joining the action with their own offers. Basically, it's deals galore and we'll be here to sort out the best ones. Stay tuned!
The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a most unusual year in more ways than we'd like to think about right now, but the holiday shopping season is carrying on as scheduled after getting off to a bit of an early start with Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day extravaganza back in October.
The e-commerce giant, as well as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and the nation's biggest wireless service providers are all selling some of the world's hottest and most popular gadgets at their highest ever discounts at the time of this writing. One item undoubtedly showing up near the top of many holiday shopping lists is the industry-leading Apple Watch, currently available from its manufacturer in a grand total of three main variants.
Apple Watch SE, Series 6, and Series 3 are all part of the best Cyber Monday deals at Verizon and AT&T. Meanwhile, a number of special Walmart Cyber Monday 2020 sales are underway hot on the heels of several special Black Friday events, and the same is also true for Best Buy Cyber Monday discounts.Unsurprisingly, the
The Apple Watch Series 5 is joining the three aforementioned models, as retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are trying to clear their lingering inventory after Apple's official discontinuance of the 2019-released timepiece. Without further ado, here's where you need to look for both the best all-around Apple Watch deals of the holiday season and the highest discounts for every specific generation and variant.
Cyber Monday 2020: best Apple Watch deals available right now
Apple Watch Series 6 Cyber Monday sales
It's typically extremely rare to see an all-new Apple Watch generation marked down several months after its commercial debut with no strings attached, but surprise, surprise, the Series 6 appears to be the exception to that rule, with the GPS-only variant scoring cool $50 in discounts at Target and Amazon in a several different colors.
Amazon and Target are also shaving a cool $50 off the list price of the LTE-enabled Series 6 in 40 and 44mm sizes, but of course, better cellular deals could always pop up later today. Curiously enough, Best Buy, Walmart, and B&H are offering pretty modest discounts right now.
Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon are... not the best places to buy this wearable powerhouse right now, with the former carrier offering a $330 discount on a second unit purchased in a BOGO arrangement and the latter hooking its subscribers up with $50 in bill credits, as well as an extra $100 off when ordering the Series 6 alongside an iPhone and $100 on top of that with a select trade-in. That's not a bad combined discount by any means, but it's also a lot of special conditions and strings attached.
Apple Watch SE: Cyber Monday discounts
Because the lower-end and lower-cost SE is just as new as the Series 6 collection, there's less space for discounts, but retailers like Amazon, B&H Photo, and Best Buy are still offering a modest $20 off the SE's $279 base price.
Target goes a big step further by offering a hefty $50 off, bringing the price down to just $229 and up by the end of the day (or while supplies last).
Once again, we can't wholeheartedly recommend a Verizon or AT&T purchase... unless you like strings or were planning to get more than one new device this holiday season anyway. Ma Bell is offering a second Apple Watch SE unit for free when adding at least one new line of service and signing up for two installment plans, while Big Red sells the LTE-enabled smartwatch for only $99.99 together with your favorite new iPhone.
Cyber Monday deals on Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 is the oldest model still being sold, but it's a solid, inexpensive way to enter the world of Apple Watch. Normally priced at just $200, the base price itself doesn't leave much room for discounts.
Nevertheless, Walmart took an incredible 80 bucks off the regular prices of both the 38 and 42mm GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 models in a completely insane Thanksgiving deal that predictably vanished before Black Friday even started. Shortly after the retailer ran out of its heavily discounted inventory, Target stepped up to the plate, matching that huge markdown in identically attractive promotions that unfortunately also expired after 24 hours.
Walmart did revive its killer Black Friday deal in limited numbers both online and offline late Sunday evening, but predictably enough, the Series 3 is once again out of stock at its lowest ever prices.
Meanwhile, Best Buy and Amazon are offering tiny $15 discounts that even Apple's own official US e-store trumps with a traditional holiday gift card deal set to run through Cyber Monday, November 30. Specifically, you're looking at scoring a $25 GC with Series 3 purchases made this Cyber Weekend, but alas, Apple's generosity does not extend to the company's newer smartwatches.
Cyber Monday Series 5 discounts
It seems as though the big day has come (and gone) for bargain hunters with their eye on the 2019-released high-end model, which has been officially discontinued by Apple on the heels of the Series 6 announcement a little while ago. Although it lacks the blood-oxygen meter, it does offer ECG and always-on display features, and also has almost the same design. If you don't need one of the latest models, the Series 5 is a great choice.
Most killer Black Friday deals appear to have expired, but if you're quick, you can still grab one of the last few units GPS-only units sold at a huge $100 discount or a cellular-enabled device available for $250 less than usual, both these promotions being valid at Best Buy.
If you miss these Cyber Monday deals, Amazon is a solid bet for a decent savings as well, but only if you can settle for a renewed unit.
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