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The best AirPods Black Friday deals 2023

Updated Oct 6, 2023 - Get the best deals on Apple AirPods this Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other time of the year.

Will there be a Black Friday sale for AirPods in 2023?

Yes, most major retailers usually drop their prices on AirPods on Black Friday and based on last year's sales, you should be able to find a ~10-35% discount depending on which model you’re looking for. For example, last year we saw Amazon drop their prices on the AirPods 2 from $129 to $79 for a $50 discount. On the other hand, the newer AirPods 3 model only saw a 17% discount from $169 to $140 on popular retail sites.

We have the best Black Friday AirPods prices on Back Market, where you can find top deals all year long. Here’s how our AirPods prices compare to new retail or past Black Friday sales:

Estimated sales on AirPods for Black Friday

Apple Airpods Model

Retail Price*

Estimated Black Friday Price

Back Market Price**

AirPods 2nd Generation


$99 (23% off)

$90 (30% off)

AirPods 3rd Generation (with MagSafe Case)


$149 (12% off)

$125 (26% off)

AirPods Pro 2nd Generation


$189.99 (24% off)

$171 (31% off)

AirPods Max


$449.99 (18% off)

$405 (30% off)

*Price on as of Oct 2023

**Starting price on as of Oct 2023

Are the Black Friday deals on AirPods Pro good?

Like we mentioned above, we expect to find deals on the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) for around $190 or a 24% discount from retail price. That's actually a solid deal, but you can still do better by shopping at Back Market where these prices start at $171 or 31% off.

The best part is, you can find these discounts all year long, so you don't have to wait until November 2023 for Black Friday or Cyber Monday site deals. Or if you do wait and you miss out on big retail 'doorbusters', you can rest easy knowing you can still save on Back Market.

Sales on AirPods vs AirPods Pro

So you've found deals that you like for both the AirPods (standard) and the AirPods Pro, so which one should you choose? Well as is with most tech items, the higher the retail price, the bigger the discount that you'll likely find. For example, this year we only expect to see the AirPods 3 drop around -12% off at major retailers during Black Friday. But you should be able to find the AirPods Pro 2 for 31% off at Back Market or around 25% shopping elsewhere.

That said, you're technically getting the better deal on the higher priced item even though you'll still be paying more in the end.

If you're just looking for the lowest price available, then definitely stick with the AirPods 2nd Generation as you should be able to snag a deal under $100 this year.

Maybe the AirPods Max are right for you

On the other hand, if you have a little more in your budget and want a more professional device, we recommend the AirPods Max, which offers 8 microphones for active noise cancellation and 3 microphones for voice recording and extended battery life among other premium features.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales should have the AirPods Max marked down to around $450 for 18% off, but you can snag them right now on Back Market for $405 or 30% off.

Don't wait around for AirPods Black Friday deals

Bottom line - you'll definitely find deals and discounts this Black Friday for Apple AirPods, but why wait? Back Market has the best AirPods deals year around and usually for a bigger discount then you'll find on Black Friday.

What's the catch? There is none - all our AirPods products are certified refurbished by professionals to deliver you a device just like new (we bet you won't be able to tell the difference). You'll also always get free standard shipping, a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.

Miguel G.

Written by Miguel G.Sr. Tech Copywriter (US)

Miguel is always looking for new ways to provide unique perspective on popular tech and has taken his writing to the refurbished industry to promote sustainability. Outside of creating content, you might find him travelling the globe, coaching a fitness class, or cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Dolphins!)

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