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Best Buy released their “Best Buy Drops” feature on their app in the fall of 2023 in an attempt to get more people to download the store’s app—and it’s working. The Drops tab is a peek into high-profile product releases, limited runs, launches, and limited-time deals with some of the lowest prices I’ve ever seen. You can also see previous Drops to get an idea of the kind of products they include, like the Xbox Series X, 4K smart TVs, and iPads for record low prices.
How Best Buy Drops works
You’ll need to have an account with Best Buy, but not necessarily one of the paid ones (although joining My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total will give you further discounts on some of those products). You’ll be prompted to verify your account with your email and gain access to the app. Once in, go to the “Drops” tab on the bottom of the screen to find limited-time deals on categories like gaming consoles and accessories, wearable devices, e-transportation products, small appliances, smart homes, toys, and more. Most weeks, Best Buy will update the Drop list with new upcoming deals.
Upcoming products will appear on the “upcoming drops” tab and past products on the “past drops” tab, but you will only see the discount when the product has a live deal. Live deals usually start at 11 a.m. ET on the day the product is listed to drop, and lasts until around 5 p.m. ET or until the supplies are gone. You will see a percentage bar indicating how much of the inventory has been bought. If you see a particular product you’re interested in, you can always opt-in to Drop Alerts and receive push notifications when the Drop goes live.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation, USB-C) are currently on sale for $189.99 (originally $249.99), which matches their Black Friday deal, according to Honey’s price history. Keep in mind you can only access this deal through your phone using the Best Buy app. This deal will be live through Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. ET or until they sell out. For reference, the AirPods Pro were $199.99 starting on Dec. 10 at Best Buy, similar to Amazon, Target, and Walmart.
The Apple Watch Series 9 is on the Drop list for Thursday, Dec. 21. This is the same Apple Watch that made headlines because it is about to be pulled from shelves by Apple. It is currently on sale for $359 (originally $429), so you can expect it to go lower than that. However, this item will likely sell out quickly, so you might want to sign up for the push notifications and set up your app and profile before 11 a.m. ET tomorrow.