Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

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Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

The sale, which runs through Saturday, includes the 2013 16-gigabyte iPad Air for $319.99, a savings of $80 off the regular price. Shoppers can also pick up the 32-gigabyte iPad Air for $369.99, while the 64-gigabyte model is on sale for $414.99, and the maximum-capacity 128-gigabyte version is discounted to $612.99.

Cellular-capable iPad Air models are available with an even greater $100 discount, starting with the 16-gigabyte LTE model for $429.99. The 32-gigabyte version can be had for $479.99.

Best Buy's pre-Black Friday discounts also include the fifth-generation 64-gigabyte iPod touch available for $249.99, a savings of $50 over its regular price.

Finally, the early sale also includes Apple's Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones, which are discounted $70 to $99.99. That reduced price applies to three color options: black, white and red.

iOS accessories are also available at reduced prices through Saturday, including a massive discount on the iHome AirPlay Speaker System. Regularly priced $299.99, shoppers can get the Wi-Fi connected speaker for just $49.99 — a $250 savings.

A smaller discount can be found on the Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, on sale for $179.99. That's $20 less than its regular price of $199.99.

Best Buy's traditional Black Friday sales scheduled for next week include a $100 discount on the new iPad Air 2, as well as up to $200 off select Mac models. The retailer will also be selling the 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 for $99.99, while Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones will be available for $79.99.


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