iPhone 6 is on sale at the giant US retailers this Black Friday, but which one should you choose to get the lowest price on a brand new iPhone 6?
It can be said in no uncertain terms that Apple's recent iPhone launch was a complete success. The company announced record sales and the device is still in high demand, with some models still hard to find, especially the 64 GB versions and the Space Gray color. While millions of consumers couldn't wait for discounts and deals on the device and had to have it as soon as possible, others have been patiently waiting for Black Friday knowing that in the past, there are always deals to be had on iPhones come holiday season. Others who already picked are looking to buy an iPhone for a friend or loved one.
Sam's Club already offered an early Black Friday deal for members which amounted to $100 off a 16 GB iPhone 6 in limited quantities. Fortunately, Sam's Club sister company Walmart and its main competitor Target aren't letting their customers down, and both are offering a sweet deal on the iPhone 6 this Black Friday, but which one should you go for?
Both companies are utilizing a two-pronged approach to their deal, which involves the increasingly common use of a store gift card as part of the discount, along with a cash reduction as well. This is a clever technique as it makes consumers feel they are getting the amount of the gift card off the price, while the retailer only has to provide goods that equal the value of the card, but which cost the store much less at wholesale.
Walmart is offering the 16 GB iPhone 6 at $179, which is $20 off the $199 regular price. In addition, customers who buy any iPhone 6 (or iPhone 5s for $79) will receive a $75 Walmart gift card, making the total amount saved and earned in gift card credit to $95.
Target has a similar deal that offering a discount of $20 along with a Target gift card, however the Target gift card is only for $30, so Walmart's iPhone 6 deal is clearly superior. The Walmart deal works with AT&T or Verizon, as does target, which also includes Sprint as a carrier. And beware the misleading Black Friday ad from Best Buy, which makes it appear as if they are offering the 16 GB iPhone 6 for $99. If you read the small print you'll see that it states their supposed $100 off "deal" requires "use of trade in gift card."
So, in the battle of the iPhone discount deals, Target vs. Walmart vs. Best Buy, Walmart is the clear winner. Of course, as the holiday season approaches, there are sure to be more great iPhone deals as well as discounts on other great tech items, and as always, we'll be here to sort them out for you.