Best tips for Black Week deals 2022

Black Friday becomes more and more "Black November". You can definilty find good deals that hold true to the Black Friday spirit. But you will have to sort them from the lesser offers from resellers trying to empty their aged stocks.

Tip #4 : choose refurbished !

To accumulate bargains, the solution is clear: buy, during BlackWeek, a repackaged iPad, Mac or iPhone. We give you all the good addresses:

Refurbished Apple products : the global directory

Tip #3: Ride the trend

Mac2Sell studied the trends of the 2022 Black Week. Discover the expected great deals on Apple products. Know which models the sellers want to sell:

Great destocking

if you want a MacBook Air M1 at a good price, now is the time! If you prefer a MacBook Pro with an M1 chip, the 2021 models are widely available - play the competition well.

MacBook with M1 processors
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There are still surplus iPhones 12, 13 and SE3 at many retailers, so now is the time to get deals.

As far as iPads are concerned, you should be able to find easily and at very good prices iPad Pro 2020, iPad model 2020 and 2021, and iPad mini 2019.

And if you want a watch, the AppleWatch Series 7 and 6 should be accessible.

AppleWatch Series 6
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Available but not mainstream

You should be able to get deep discounts on the 2021 iPad Pro (11 and 12.9 inches).

MacBook Pro M2 and iMac (especially Retina 5K, but not only) are frequently on sale.

Difficult

To gain more than a symbolic discount on the latest models, will require For all the latest models, you'll have to scour the online stores to get anything more than token discounts: if you want a recent iPad mini, an iPhone 14 model or an AppleWatch Series 8, be brave!

And don't forget our previous advice:

Tip #2: Know the fair price

At Apple, it is easy to know the theoretical price of a recent product: it is the one displayed on the AppleStore. It is therefore in relation to this public price that you can estimate the importance of the discount or additional services offered.

Basic question: what is a good deal?

We advise you to use this evaluation matrix:

  • on a new product, recently released (iPhone 14, iPad Pro 2022), aim for 5 to 7% discount minimum
  • on a new product, released more than 6 months ago (MacBook Pro M2, AppleWatch 8), aim for a 15% discount - if resellers need to clear stock
  • on an "end of line" product (new product but out of the Apple catalog): below a 20 to 25% discount, pass
  • on a certified refurbished product: systematically check its Mac2Sell value (which indicates, let's not forget, it’s used price, without refurbishment). If the selling price is lower than the reference price, go for it! If it's in the same range: it's a good deal.
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Tip #1: Identify the model

Whether you want to buy a MacBook Pro or an iPad, or you would prefer to get the best-ever price of a refurbished iPhone or the latest iMac the trick is always the same.

You must essentially identify exactly: what model, you are buying.

Should you not identify the exact model you would buy, you can fall for a seller putting on sale an old product, and advertising as the latest model.

For example, an "iPad mini 2021" is probably a 6th gen model released in 2021… but might also be a 5th gen 2019 model, but manufactured in early 2021. The bottom line: a value gap of 230 dollars.

Mac2Sell catalogs all Apple models (from 1997), with their features and model IDs. Use this reference base extensively to check what you would purchase.