BestBuy Stories July 16, 2014

Google Wallet iOS app adds gift cards, invoicing, ability to send money from debit cards for free


Google today announced new features for its Google Wallet app for both iOS and Android that makes it easier to manage gift cards and request and send from debit cards.

Like Google Wallet already allowed for loyalty cards, the app now lets users store, redeem, and check gift card balance:

BestBuy Stories December 23, 2012

Boxing Day Apple deals: iPhone 5 from $0, deals on iPads, MacBooks & iPods, $7 albums on iTunes

Best Buy has begun advertising its upcoming Boxing Day sale in Canada, a holiday recognized by retailers in Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia when retailers typically discount products similar to Black Friday in the United States. This year, Best Buy will offer deals on select Apple products, including savings on all MacBooks Pro, MacBook Air models, and iPad 2, 3, and 4. BestBuy hasn’t posted specific deals for those products, but it’s also advertising the iPhone 5 from $0 on the usual three-year contract. The best we’ve seen in the U.S. is around $126 through Fry’s and Walmart. The deal will be available through Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile Mall locations on Dec 26, while the other deals will hit starting 6 p.m. EST Dec. 24 (sale officially starts at 8 p.m. EST). Best Buy’s FutureShop locations in Canada will offer the same discounts.

As always, we have the best deals on Apple products from around the web for all our readers from the 9to5Mac product pages.

Like last year, Apple is also advertising a Boxing Week sale for Canadians on the iTunes store. This year, Apple has a selection of new albums from artists, such as Coldplay, Pink, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Drake, Skrillex, and Justin Bieber, starting at around $6.90. While Boxing Day is recognized as a holiday on Dec. 26 in Canada, retailers usually hold Boxing Week sales from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2:

BestBuy Stories December 19, 2012

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 delivered through email



For a limited time, Walmart is offering the $50 iTunes gift card for $40. That’s 20 percent off and the lowest price we’ve seen for these. The card comes immediately through email, and it counts toward free shipping on other items. It can be purchased for use in the US iTunes Store on iBooks, Mac and iOS Apps, Music, Videos, Movies and more.

Limit two per customer. International readers have mixed results when purchasing these. You usually need US-based credit cards.

You can save even more on your iTunes purchases by using this discounted gift card to purchase heavily discounted apps.  9to5toys has been tracking some of the best iPhone and iPad app deals for the holiday season.  Most notably:

EA Games iOS holiday sale, over 50 iPhone & iPad titles starting from just 99 cents

iPhone & iPad game, Infinity Blade II, temporarily $2.99 (Reg. $6.99)

iPhone & iPad game, Infinity Blade, temporarily 99 cents (Reg. $5.99)

iPhone & iPad app, Skyfire Web Browser (iOS Flash media player), now on sale

iPhone & iPad game, The Dark Knight Rises, temporarily 99 cents (Reg. $6.99)

iPad game, SHIFT 2 Unleashed, temporarily free (Reg. $4.99)

BestBuy Stories November 23, 2012

Apple’s Black Friday sales started going live online earlier today in a number of Apple Stores around the world, including: Australia, New Zealand, Germany, United Kingdom, and more. Now, Apple’s deals for the United States and Canada are live with the expected $100 in savings on MacBooks and smaller savings for iPads, iPods, and select accessories.

While Apple’s deals are in line with what we expected from previous years, most of these products can be found even cheaper through third-party retailers today. We have put together a list of all the Black Friday prices on the U.S. Apple Store below. Next to each item, you’ll also find the lowest price that we could find from third parties—most of which provided an even better deal than Apple:

-iPad with Retina display | From $458 (Save $41) Best Price: BestBuy from $439 -iPad 2 | From $368 (Save $31) Best Price: BestBuy from $339 Alternative Best Price option: eBay Daily Deals from $339 (16GB WiFi) -iPod touch | From $268 (Save $31) Best Price: Best Buy from $294+$50 gift card -iPod touch 4th generation | From $178  (Save $21 ) Best Price: Best Buy from $194 +$50 gift card -iPod nano | From $138 (Save $11) Best Price: Best Buy from $144 + $20 gift card

-MacBook Pro with Retina Display | From $1,598 (Save $101) Best Price: Amazon from $1,593 -MacBook Pro | From $1,098 (Save $101) Best Price: Amazon from $1,024 -MacBook Air | From $898 (Save $101) Best Price: Amazon from $893

Check our Apple Product pages for the lowest prices across the board as well as for the latest updates. More Apple comparisons coming, below: expand full story

BestBuy Stories September 21, 2012

We were just sent what appears to be a legitimate internal memo floating around BestBuy’s systems. It confirmed the retailer would not fulfill all iPhone 5 pre-orders based on “current inventory allocation.” Originally expected for delivery by today, the memo confirmed BestBuy sent emails to some customers informing they will not receive the pre-ordered iPhone 5 by this weekend. Instead, BestBuy is promising to fulfill preorders by mid-October—”no later than 28 days from launch.” Shipping times for the device slipped to “3-4 weeks” even on Apple’s website, but this is confirmation from a major retailer that some pre-order customers promised delivery by this weekend will not get their device. We recently posted documents showing Walmart’s internal iPhone 5 launch plans, which confirmed the retailer will also not guarantee Sept. 21 availability for preorder customers.

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BestBuy Stories June 12, 2012

Toys: eBay celebrates Apple product launch by slashing prices on Apple products and accessories


Many solid deals on eBay today, including:

  • AppleTV 1080P for $89 (lowest price we’ve seen)
  • Unlocked iPhone 4S in black or white for $619
  • iPod Nanos, assorted colors: $99
  • 64GB iPod touch (current in black or white for $349)
  • iPad 2 64GB :$529
  • USB Sync Cable USB Charger: $6.99, Apple headphones $7.99
  • Smartcovers for $36.99

Much more.

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