Best Buy slashes $100 off Apple Watch prices

Best Buy is trying its darnedest to live up to its name, with a new $100 discount on ever model of the Apple Watch it sells — bringing the entry level cost of a 38mm Apple Watch Sport down to just $250. Best Buy started selling Apple’s debut wearable device this August, and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly […]

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Best Buy Offering $100 Discount on Apple Watch Starting Wednesday

During the Black Friday holiday shopping event in the United States, Best Buy offered one of the best deals on the Apple Watch, discounting the stainless steel version by $100 and the Sport version by $50.

According to Re/code, Best Buy plans to top that with an even better deal starting this Wednesday, which will drop the price on both the stainless steel Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Sport by $100.

Best Buy offers several stainless steel and Apple Watch Sport models and the discount will apply to all of the company’s stock. With the $100 price drop, the entry-level 38mm Apple Watch Sport will be priced at $249 and the entry-level 38mm stainless steel Apple Watch will be priced at $449.

Best Buy plans to offer discounted Apple Watch models through Christmas.

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Apple Pay Usage Declined on Black Friday Over Last Year Per New Study

In a new study performed by InfoScout, nearly half as many possible Apple Pay customers used the mobile payments system on Black Friday in 2015 as they did in 2014 on the same sales-laden holiday (via Quartz). The study polled a total of 300,000 people to gather the information, discerning the time around March 2015 as Apple Pay’s peak, with another understandable resurgence in the fall surrounding the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The research organization found that Apple Pay was used for only 2.7 percent of total possible Apple Pay-eligible transactions on Black Friday this year. This is opposed to 2014, where new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers used Apple Pay in 4.9 percent of eligible transactions. As InfoScout points out, simple early adopter curiosity – Apple Pay was barely a month old at the time – could have helped in the service’s early-on surge in numbers.

InfoScout‘s survey didn’t track in-app payments made on Black Friday through Apple Pay, however, so customers who shopped on mobile devices in apps like Target and Best Buy were not included in the results. 300,000 participants is a large sample size, but given the popularity of mobile and online shopping, there’s a good possibility that a large swath of Apple Pay’s numbers were subsequently excluded from the poll.

Despite the tepid usage of Apple Pay on Black Friday this year as reported by the survey, Apple has been in full force behind the year-old service. With its launch in new countries like Canada and Australia, the company has continued to educate its customers on Apple Pay’s various features with new guided tour videos. Other stores have launched loyalty rewards support and the service is available at more places than ever thanks to Square’s $49 NFC and Chip reader.

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Apple Pay was a massive flop on Black Friday

Apple may have kicked butt on Black Friday, with reports of its strongest Friday sales in history and more online purchases made using iOS devices than Androids by a giant margin. There was one area of Apple’s business where Black Friday wasn’t a day of triumph, however, and that’s Apple Pay. According to a new report, […]

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Apple scores its strongest Black Friday sales in history

Black Friday may have handed Apple its strongest Friday sales in history, thanks to third party retailers heavily featuring the company’s products in their own promotions. According to a note sent out by analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities, the Apple Watch is likely to emerge as the M.V.P. of the shopping holiday — as the […]

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Remarkable Deal: Colette Offering 50% Off Many Apple Watch Models

French boutique retailer Colette has launched an online sale offering many stainless steel Apple Watch and 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition models for around 50% off, by far the lowest prices available for those Apple Watch models this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Due to the significant savings, stock will likely be depleted very quickly.

A total of thirteen Apple Watch and six Apple Watch Edition models have been listed for half price, although some models appear to have already sold out. Colette is also selling individual stainless steel Link Bracelets and Milanese Loops for half price during the limited time promotion.

The list below compares Apple’s regular price to Colette’s sale price for each Apple Watch model. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Apple Watch — SOLD OUT

– 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band – $549 → $286.78

– 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band – $599 → $308.87

– 38mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band – $549 → $286.78

– 42mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band – $599 → $308.87

– 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band – $599 → $308.87

– 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band – $549 → $286.78

– 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle – $649 → $330.96

– 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle – $699 → $353.06

– 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop – $649 → $330.96

– 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet – $949 → $485.62

– 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet – $999 → $507.71

– 38mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – $1,049 → $529.80

– 42mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – $1,099 → $551.91

Apple Watch Edition

– 38mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band – $10,000 → $4,860.62

– 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case w/ Bright Red Modern Buckle – $17,000 → $7,953.75

– 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Classic Buckle – $15,000 → $7,070

– 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band – $10,000 → $4,860.62

– 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band – $12,000 → $5,744.38

– 42mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band – $12,000 → $5,744.38

Colette offers online checkout for in-stock Apple Watch models and accessories, with American Express, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal listed as accepted payment methods. Each Apple Watch may only be purchased once.

Best Buy and Target are also offering Apple Watch deals for select models on Black Friday, including the Apple Watch Sport, which is not on sale through Colette. Deals may vary depending on time, location and product availability.

Update: As expected, Colette has sold out of stainless steel Apple Watch models, while Apple Watch Edition models remain available for purchase.

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