Black Friday arrives early at Target. The retailer has launched a special pre-Black Friday sale that gives customers a hint of what's to come when the real shopping bonanza rolls around on Nov. 26.
Target is currently offering 27 items with a price markdown, including the first-generation Apple TV, which is now on sale for only $69. It might not be the new Apple TV with the Siri remote and gaming features, but for iOS users who are thinking of cutting the cord, the original Apple TV is certainly a very good option, and it's become even better now that the price has been slashed down from $99.
Other items currently up for sale include a Polaroid 9 tablet available for $79, Apple's Beats Pill portable wireless speaker, originally priced at $199 now available for $120.89, and several Beats-branded headphones, with prices ranging from $199 to $379.
The pre-Black Friday sale starts on Nov. 9 and will last the entire day or until supplies last. For buyers thinking of getting a more affordable Apple TV from Target, this might be the best time to get one because it's not included in the list of gadgets and electronics that will be available with huge discounts when Black Friday fully launches in Target stores on Thanksgiving Day.
Target, however, will be selling a number of popular Apple devices and other hot electronics when Black Friday comes around, according to Target's full 40-page ad leaked online. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus 16 GB will be available for zero down to "well-qualified" buyers plus a $250 gift card if bought with an installment plan. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32 GB will also be available with $0.01 down with a $250 gift card, while the Galaxy S6 32 GB will have a $198 price cut for customers who buy a two-year Verizon plan.
Customers looking to buy a new tablet will also be able to buy the $499 iPad Air 2 with a $150 gift card, while the $399 iPad Air and iPad mini 4 will come with a $100 gift card. The entry-level Apple Watch Sport, which costs $349, will also come with a $100 gift card. Meanwhile, other wearables up for discounts include the Pebble Time, which will see its price down from $199 to $129, and the $149 Fitbit Charge, which will sell for $119.
Gamers are also set for great deals. The 500 GB Xbox One bundled with Gears of War will get a $50 price cut to $299 and another $60 worth of gift card. The PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle will also go down to $299, although this one doesn't come with a gift card.
For those looking to pair new consoles with a good but cheap TV, Target will be offering a 55-inch Samsung 4K TV for the price of $797. That's very cheap already, considering the staggering prices of 4K TVs. The original price of this TV is $1,199. However, those who are content with 1,080p TVs and looking for lower prices can snag a 55-inch Westinghouse LED TV for only $249 or a 43-inch Element LED TV for $169.
Target's Black Friday bonanza starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Thursday with a preview sale. More deals will become available on Black Friday itself, where doors open at 7 a.m. Meanwhile, the pre-Black Friday sale for select items is available on the Target website.