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November 1, 2018

Holiday Shopping Begins With Discounts on Unlocked iPhone XS, AirPods, and More at eBay and Amazon

by John_A

The calendar has rolled over to November and multiple retailers today kicked off pre-Black Friday savings, including eBay and Amazon. On eBay, the company has begun its “11 Days of Deals” event, which will provide a rolling list of savings on tech, apparel, and more, beginning with discounts on a trio of Apple devices.

Today is the first day of the event, and eBay is discounting the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and AirPods for today only, and all of the items are sold as new. These are the unlocked and full-price versions of the new iPhone XS, and one of the first straight cash discounts we’ve seen on the 2018 devices. For AirPods, eBay’s sale is also one of the lowest prices available online today.

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If you’re interested, check out the deals below and head over to eBay to place your order before new bargains replace the Apple deals tomorrow:

  • iPhone XS 64GB – $979.00, down from $999.00

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB – $1,079.00, down from $1,099

  • AirPods – $139, down from $159

Amazon has also debuted early deals for Black Friday, opening up an entire section for the weeks leading up to the shopping holiday. You can shop by Amazon Devices, Toys and Games, Computers and Accessories, Home, Electronics, and more, and many of these deals function similarly to Amazon’s classic Lightning deals and Prime Day deals, lasting only a set amount of time. We’ve listed a few shopping ideas below, but there are many more to be found if you visit Amazon’s Black Friday 2018 page.


Computers and Accessories

  • Aukey accessories – Save on USB hubs, cables, and adapters / starting at $5.00 for a USB-C to USB-A adapter
  • Choetech accessories – Save on a Qi charging mat ($18.49, down from $21.99) and a USB-C to HDMI cable ($16.99, down from $19.99)
  • UrBeats Wired In-Ear Headphone – $37.99, down from $59.99
  • Elago AirPods Silicone Case – $9.50, down from $10.99
  • JETech Smart Case for iPad Mini 4 – $8.99, down from $11.99
  • KAUKKO Lightweight Outdoor Backpack for up to 15-inch MacBook – $28.04, down from $32.99
  • Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive – $89.99, down from $119.99

Cell Phones and Accessories

  • Anker Powerline Lightning (6ft) MFi Certified Cable – $8.49, down from $10.99
  • VEPOWER Apple Watch Charging Cable – $12.15, down from $15.99
  • RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger (7.5W) – $21.99, down from $39.99
  • Anker Screen Protectors for iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max – $8.49, down from $9.99

We’ll be keeping track of all the best deals throughout the holiday season, so be sure to visit our Deals Roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals
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