The Apple website is obviously not the best place to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 if consumers are looking to make the best out of the sale. Alternatively, big retailers like Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Walmart offer the best Black Friday 2017 deals for Apple's iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.
For iPhone Black Friday deals, Walmart offers a $300 gift card for qualifying purchases of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. AT&T and Verizon users can avail of this deal starting Nov. 23. Walmart also offers a $79 direct discount for the iPhone 6 on Straight Talk Wireless 32 GB.
On the other hand, Target offers a $250 gift card for purchasing the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus with activation. Although significantly lower than what Walmart offers, a $250-worth gift card is not bad at all, but Target does not offer the deal for purchasing the iPhone X.
As opposed to offering gift cards, Best Buy offers a $200 direct discount on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. This could be the better option for buyers who would prefer a direct discount over a gift card.
For iPad Black Friday deals, Walmart will sell the fifth generation Apple iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi only for $249, saving the buyer $80. Target offers a deal for the same model, but is $0.99 more expensive than that of Walmart.
Meanwhile, Sam's Club offers a $130 discount on the Apple iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi with cellular mode for $327. Not many other stores offer deals for the model with cellular mode.
For MacBook Black Friday deals, Best Buy offers a $200 discount for the latest model of the MacBook Air at $999.99. They offer $200 discounts on various models of the MacBook Air which beats most other retailers. They also offer up to $250 discounts for MacBook Air Pro models, a deal which is repeated almost every year.