Update: The Apple AirPods Pro sale remains with a price tag of $194, at least check. A sign that this deal won't last forever: the normal AirPods 2nd gen went from $99 back to $129 (still technically a sale, but less of a discount).
There's a tempting AirPods Pro sale on right now that may in fact beat the price you see when the official Black Friday deals on November 27.
It's just $194 for the AirPods Pro at Amazon (opens in new tab), which is a $55 discount on the MSRP of $249. That's a price drop for Apple's best earbuds. Now, we did see a different AirPods Pro price reduction over the weekend, but it wasn't this low.
The AirPods Pro were on sale for $219 just 24 hours ago, and $199 about 48 hours ago, so they continue to fluctuate in price by the day. More consistent is the price of normal AirPods 2nd gen, which are still retailing for $99 today and have been since the weekend (update: The price is now $129 for the 2nd gen AirPods).
Apple AirPods Pro:
$249 $194 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple's best AirPods true wireless earbuds are the cheapest we've seen from Amazon ever. That's a lot better than the $249 MSRP. That's a great price for noise canceling wireless earbuds.
Apple AirPods (2nd gen):
$144 $129 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2nd gen version of Apple AirPods were just $99, but in a sign that all AirPods deals this week are fleeting, it's back to $129. That's still a discount, but one that's less tempting than before.
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case:
$199 $159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can get $39 off the 2nd gen AirPods that have wireless charging if you're eager to make use you of Qi charger. We're listing these in the 3rd spot because $60 for wireless charging is a tough ask.
Why buy the AirPods Pro right now?
There's no telling when this AirPods Pro deal will jump back up in price (we first saw this price on Sunday), but all signs point to it being a very temporary price reduction. So far, other stores in the US are selling them for more.
Best Buy is selling these premium AirPods with noise canceling for $229, while the official Apple Store offers no discount at the original $249 price. Walmart has had the AirPods Pro for $194, but it goes in and out of stock.
The big question: Will the AirPods Pro price drop even further during Black Friday or Cyber Monday? They very well could, but you can't go back in time and get this price if it doesn't, or if they're sold out (AirPods are often in demand before Christmas).
What you can do – at most stores in 2020 – is cancel your original order or return the item, and then buy them a second time for the cheaper price. That's also our best Black Friday vs Cyber Monday advice. In other words, buy while you still can.
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