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AT&T Black Friday 2014
The call is out for this year’s Black Friday deals on phones and gear from AT&T, and while we wait for the update, here’s what the carrier offered last year:
Best AT&T Black Friday Deals From 2013
One of the major wireless carriers in the country, AT&T offered a range of great deals on smartphones and accessories during its Black Friday sales last year. The sales began early, with discounted prices beginning Nov. 22. Sales were also offered on Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.
Among its best bargains, offered exclusively on the retailer’s website, was Apple’s iPhone. When purchased with a two-year contract, the iPhone 5s (16GB) sold at the impressively low price of $99.99, while the iPhone 5c (32GB) cost only $49.99. But shoppers didn’t have to buy new to get a great deal. A certified like-new iPhone 5 (32GB) sold for $74.99. These deals were offered as pre-Black Friday discounts a good week before Black Friday itself.
On Black Friday itself, the wireless carrier offered the iPhone 5s (16GB) for the higher price of $199.99, the 32GB version for $299.99 and the 64GB for $399.99, each requiring a two-year contract. At Walmart, shoppers could find a better deal on the iPhone 5s, which sold for $189 ($10 off retail), and came with a $75 gift card.
Better deals at AT&T on smartphones included the Moto X and HTC One for free with a twp-year contract. Further, the Galaxy S4s sold for only $30. Bundled with a qualifying Samsung smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 cost only $99.
But smartphones weren’t the only items on sale. When it came to phone accessories, AT&T offered 50% off on JAMBOX speakers and 60% off on the JBL wireless charging speaker. Tablets were also discounted. The 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1-inch ASUS MeMO Pad were all marked 50% off.
For a wider selection of phones and accessories, consumers can check out competitors T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint, electronics retailers Best Buy and RadioShack and online sellers Amazon and TigerDirect. Other places to find smartphones include Target, Staples and Sam’s Club. For a full list of 2014 Black Friday ad scans, check out NerdWallet’s Black Friday ad leaks page.
Written by Melinda Szell
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