iPad Black Friday deals all year long

Updated Nov 24, 2022 - Did you know it's possible to shop the best iPad Black Friday deals of 2022 all year long? Here's how to get the lowest price on an iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro, or any other iPad model whether it's Black Friday or not.

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Where can you find cheap iPad deals?

If you're looking for a cheap iPad, it might seem like Black Friday sales are the best way to get a good deal. Lots of stores advertise special offers and discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But frankly, most Black Friday iPad deals aren't really the best bargains.

For the lowest prices, shop refurbished iPads instead. Not only can you find all the different iPad models at great prices, you'll be shopping more sustainably because refurbished electronics have a smaller impact on the planet than new electronics. Bonus: you can skip the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping with these year-round iPad deals! 💡

Is it worth buying an iPad on Black Friday?

Before you invest in an iPad on Black Friday, make sure it's what you truly want. Apple's tablets combine the benefits of a smartphone and a computer, so an iPad is ideal for reading, watching movies and videos, or playing games on the go. Equipped with top-of-the-line displays and a sleek design, iPads are a literal treat for the eyes. However, they usually also come with a high-end price tag (that's where Back Market comes to the rescue).

If you have your heart set on an iPad, there's no pressure to buy one on Black Friday or Cyber Monday since we offer low prices on expertly refurbished iPads all year long.

If you want to go the extra mile for savings, set up a price alert in the Back Market app. When the price drops on your favorite items, you'll get a notification on your phone. 💰

The best iPad deals on Black Friday 2022

Outside of iPad deals on our market place, we expect a lot of the same type of iPad "sales" seen in previous years on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Oftentimes the advertised Holiday prices on new iPads are marginally discounted between 10-20% on retail price. For example, in 2021, you could find a 2TB 11-Inch iPad Pro for $1,648.99 on Amazon, which was only $250 off at the time or a 15% discount. If you were looking for an 64GB iPad mini 6, you could get it for $629.98, which was $19 off or a mere 3% discount.

Alternatively, Back Market offers the best iPad deals every day of the year with average discounts of 30 to 40% off compared to the price of new. Shop with confidence because you'll be getting the exact model you want at a fraction of the cost of new, whether it's Black Friday or not. Every device is refurbished by certified professionals and comes with a 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind.

Here's a quick overview of Apple iPad models

  • The iPad Pro is excellent for multitasking thanks to its superior performance.

  • The iPad Air is the perfect travel companion: light and compact but powerful.

  • The iPad and iPad mini are great for everyday tasks, affordable, and very portable.


✔️ Buy iPad mini 5 for as little as $261

You can currently find the iPad mini 5 for under $300 on Back Market.

  • Want to save even more? Shop deals on a refurbished iPad mini 4 starting around $107.


✔️ Your next iPad Air starting at under $100

If you decide to buy an iPad Air, don't discount the earlier models if you want maximum savings (they often have many of the same features as newer versions):

  • The 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 (2015) 16GB from around $80

  • The 10.5-inch iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB from around $229

  • The 10.9-inch iPad Air 4 (2020) 64GB from around $397


✔️ Find an iPad Pro for under $300

A refurbished Apple iPad Pro from Back Market functions just as well as you'd expect a new version to work. You can get the powerful Pro at a more affordable price by buying refurbished. Here are just a couple of the iPad Pro Black Friday deals you'll find currently available:

  • The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 (2017) 64GB from around $285

  • The 11-inch iPad Pro 3 (2018) 64GB from around $400


✔️ The iPad 6 (2018) from around $100.

If you want the classic iPad from Apple, check out the iPad 6 or iPad 7. These high-end tablets can easily handle all your basic tasks without draining your bank account. 

👉 Find plenty of iPads at an affordable price on Black friday or any other day of the year when you shop refurbished. 

iPad accessories to look out for

⌨️ Do you prefer to hear the satisfying click-clack of a keyboard while you work? Try decking out your iPad with an external keyboard

✏️ Want the option of using a stylus? Plenty of recent Apple iPad models are compatible with the Apple Pencil. Enjoy this option with the following models:

  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9" (1st or 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5")
Which iPad is best for me?

You might be looking for the best iPad deal this Holiday season, but when you shop with Back Market, you'll see that every iPad we sell is a great deal! So instead of shopping the best price, you can actually start worrying about which iPad model best fits your lifestyle. For example, the 9th generation Apple iPad with a 10.2 inch screen is widely considered to be the best all around-tablet for the average user. The iPad Mini 6th gen is great for note-taking and creative portable work, making it more suitable for students.

Here's a quick breakdown of each iPad model series to help you with your decision:


The standard iPad sometimes gets pushed to the side. Did you know that Apple actually sells 5 different types of iPads?! Don't get hung up on special names like Air, Mini, or Pro. A lot of people do just fine with the standard iPad, which is a powerful personal device for streaming, gaming, social media and work tools.  

iPad Air

If you're looking for a boost in processing speed the iPad Air series is a good step up from the standard model. The iPad Air 4 and most recent iPad Air 5 models are highly praised for their processing power. In fact, the 5th-generation iPad Air actually has the same M1 processor used in the iPad Pro sereis and even popular Mac computer models.

iPad Mini

If you're more interested in having the most portability and simultaneously saving a few dollars, then the iPad Mini might be your best option. You might be able to find a few deals on the most recent iPad Mini 6 model, but rest assured, the older generations are still just as small and powerful where you should find even greater savings and a larger selection of stock. 

iPad Pro

As the name suggests, the iPad Pro is a true pro! An excellent processor, a large screen with crystal clear resolution and an integrated graphics card makes it ideal for both work and play. Need we say more?

Well, on recent models, there's Apple's operating system specifically for iPads called iPadOS. It features an interface that is perfectly designed for the brand's tablets. An iPad Pro is a top-of-the-line Apple device that comes with a rather high price, so it's understandable why many shoppers seek out iPad Pro Black Friday deals. With refurbished devices though, you're not pressed for time because even if you oversleep on Black Friday, you'll find the same exact deals anytime you shop on Back Market.

Not an Apple fan? Find more tablets here

Of course, iPads aren't the only tablets on the market. Plenty of other brands also offer powerful and affordable tablets for different users' needs.

 Take a look at some of these alternatives to Apple iPads:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Huawei MediaPad
  • Archos
  • Lenovo
  • Asus
  • Microsoft Surface
When do iPad Black Friday deals start?

Traditionally, most retailers start offering Black Friday deals on the day after Thanksgiving (this year, November 25th). But, many stores offer cheap tablets and other discounts all week or even longer.

At Back Market, you don't have to hurry because we have cheap iPad prices all year long. Just another perk of buying refurbished.

Our suggestion for finding the best deal on a renewed iPad is to look for older generation models. For example, the golden value window for Black Friday 2022 deals will be for any iPad models released between 2018 and 2020. That includes well-reviewed series like the iPad Air 4, iPad Pro 4 or the iPad 8th generation. You can get an even older iPad and save even more money, but we don’t want you getting a device that is slowing down or is no longer receiving the more recent iPadOS updates from Apple. Remember, it's important to find an iPad that works for your needs.

How much does a tablet cost on Black Friday?

Depending on the model, a tablet can cost between $100 and $1200 – based on the features you need. If you choose a refurbished tablet, you can save up to 70% compared to buying a new one

When does an iPad become cheaper?

As soon as a new iPad model is released, prices usually start to drop on earlier models. For example, with the release of the new 10.2 iPads in 2021, the iPad 10.2 (2020) became less expensive. With new releases every year, it can be tough to keep up with all of the latest Apple products! 

Strategically, new models are usually released before Black Friday and Christmas. Apple and other companies hope customers will purchase during the holiday shopping season, despite the ever-climbing prices for new tech.

If you shop refurbished instead, you can see a big drop in price after one year. Our life hack is to buy last year's iPad rather than a brand new one for a better price-performance ratio. 💸

Want more savings? Trade in your old iPad with BuyBack and get cash back!

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