You might find it hard to believe, but the discontinued 2019 and 2020 releases Apple Watch Series 5 lives at third-party retailers like Best Buy. Of course, the Cupertino-based tech giant could have always kept this bad boy like it did with the older, more humble Series 3, which continues to cost $199+ when purchased directly from his industry leading manufacturer.
Best Buy has a premium Apple Watch Series 5 model on sale with a huge $450 discount
For just $100 more than that, though, a brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged Series 5 unit can be yours if you hurry…with a 44mm stainless steel case and standalone cellular connectivity in trailer. Believe it or not, this particular version of probably the The best smartwatch of 2019 was $749 back then.
It’s by chance how much Apple currently charges an LTE-enabled 45mm The Series 7 with sturdy stainless steel construction, so obviously the Series 5 model on sale right now at Best Buy isn’t worth nearly $750 anymore. But the premium gold-plated casing alone makes this thing a definite steal at $299.99, and that’s not even taking into account the ability to make and receive voice calls without an iPhone in sight.
As the name very clearly suggests, the Apple Watch Series 5 also packs the same reasonably powerful S5 chip as the budget 2020 version. Apple Watch SE, which normally starts at $279 even in 2022…with less-fancy aluminum construction and no 4G LTE speeds.
The Series 5 also has a life-saving ECG advantage over the SE, not to mention Always-On Display functionality. It is clearly futile to compare this heavily reduced device with the old Apple Watch Series 3, but bargain hunters will definitely have to scramble if they want to claim Best Buy’s totally unprecedented and completely unbeatable “liquidation” deal. You’ll also have to be okay with pairing the aforementioned XL 44mm gold-tone stainless steel case with a ‘stone’ sport strap.