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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2012 Sale on Macs, iPods and iPads





Online retailer MacMall has kicked off their 60 hour Black Friday sale just now. The sale runs until midnight on Friday. Traditionally, 3rd party retailers have offered better discounts than Apple once sales tax is taken into account. MacRumors is an affiliate partner of MacMall.

Their full sale list covers both new and previous generation products. We've pulled out the current-generation products of interest and their respective discounts:

Click on prices to link directly to product.
Discounts on the MacBook Airs are notable for a percentage of their total price, while the 15" Retina MacBook Pros have the largest dollar amount in savings.

When looking for the cheapest price, it's good to know which retailers charge sales tax automatically. MacMall charges sales tax in California, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

We expect to see additional Black Friday sales at Apple's online store though that doesn't kick in until Black Friday itself. We will also cover other sales and discounts. Please send in any notable Apple-related sales.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Midnight Friday

They really might ought to be more specific than "midnight Friday," as that would be Thursday night, which probably isn't what they have in mind.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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They really might ought to be more specific than "midnight Friday," as that would be Thursday night, which probably isn't what they have in mind.
Which is why retailers usually mention 12:01AM or 11:59PM when referring to midnight so that they can state the intended day, in order to prevent this sort of confusion.
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They really might ought to be more specific than "midnight Friday," as that would be Thursday night, which probably isn't what they have in mind.
I'm curious about your comment. How did you come to this understanding.

I would think that if I said "I'll see you on Friday at midnight" It would be clear that I meant Friday night.
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I'm curious about your comment. How did you come to this understanding.

I would think that if I said "I'll see you on Friday at midnight" It would be clear that I meant Friday night.
Technically midnight is 0:00 And that is the morning. Friday 11:59pm is the last minute of friday evening before saturday morning midnight 0:00
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Lots of people bitching about this. So you don't like money off deals. They don't have to lower their prices at all, surely its a bonus that they do.
Yes, they don't have lower prices, but I am fully entitled to sneer at them when they discount a $1500 machine by $100 and act like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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I purchased my 27" iMac on sale from Apple on Black Friday 2009 just after it was launched - - so the expectation is hardly unprecedented.
THIS. So much this. I have been checking Apple's website regularly since the iMac announcement. Why can't I at least pre-order a new iMac? Don't give me this "Available in November" crap, Apple, just shut up and take my money!
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They really might ought to be more specific than "midnight Friday," as that would be Thursday night, which probably isn't what they have in mind.
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I'm curious about your comment. How did you come to this understanding.

I would think that if I said "I'll see you on Friday at midnight" It would be clear that I meant Friday night.
Actually, "midnight Friday" will be at 12:00 am on Friday, which is Friday morning. But that is not what was meant when the phrase was used.

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You cannot possibly expect Apple to release a new version of a product and then immediately discount it on Black Friday.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:04 PM   #12
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YESSS I can now justify buying it 2 days ago. Phew.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:50 PM   #14
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You cannot possibly expect Apple to release a new version of a product and then immediately discount it on Black Friday.
Right, like how they're discounting the iPad4 and 13" Retina MBP.

I think you may have meant that the new iMac HASN'T been released yet. Still, and too long in 'coming soon' status.
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Right, like how they're discounting the iPad4 and 13" Retina MBP.

I think you may have meant that the new iMac HASN'T been released yet. Still, and too long in 'coming soon' status.
No, I meant that they wouldn't launch the iMac on Thanksgiving or Black Friday and immediately mark it down. The re-design will sell itself without a sale price on it.
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You cannot possibly expect Apple to release a new version of a product and then immediately discount it on Black Friday.
You are 100% correct. That said, I have seen in years past, some very good discounts from just a select few resellers, and MacMall is one.
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I purchased my 27" iMac on sale from Apple on Black Friday 2009 just after it was launched - - so the expectation is hardly unprecedented.
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Any chance of the earpods being discounted this Friday anywhere?
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Any chance of the earpods being discounted this Friday anywhere?
Try China, Hong Kong.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:24 PM   #21
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Wow, a whole $25 off a $500 ipad.
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Isn't that an Android tablet in the picture ?
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No, it's a jailbroken iPad 5...
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Wow, a whole $25 off a $500 ipad.
No tax for most, that's worth another $25 or so
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old iMac model? Am I the only one who thinks it wouldn't be a surprise to see Apple launch it on Black Friday (albeit maybe without a discount)? Apple must be crazy to NOT launch it by then given a) the sheer scale of the potential takings on Black Friday and b) that they have to launch it by the end of the month and Friday 23rd is starting to cut it fine?

My only gripe is now a load of soccer mums are going to be buying little Timmy a new Mac, soaking up an already limited supply, with no idea just how long many people have been waiting for the iMac upgrade because they actually need the performance.

I am running an '08 entry spec Macbook with integrated graphics and I am trying to run finite element analysis, numerical analysis, CAD and Final Cut on it. Watching paint dry is comparatively interesting. Come on Apple! I NEEED this!!
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