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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Apple Launches International Black Friday Sales




Apple has launched its one day Black Friday sales in Australia and New Zealand. The discounts available are for the following products:

- iPad with Retina Display. A$ 41.00 Off
- iPad 2. A$ 31 Off
- iPod touch. A$ 31 Off
- iPod touch 4th Generation. A$ 25 Off
- iPod nano. A$ 11 Off
- MacBook Pro with Retina Display. A$ 105 Off
- MacBook Pro. A$105 Off
- MacBook Air. A$105 Off
- Various Accessories

Discounts should be comparable for U.S. customers and on the exact same products. Apple's U.S. sale should kick off around midnight tonight on Apple's online store. Both Best Buy and MacMall seem to have deeper discounts on select products in their base configuration.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Not bad. Not any better than the Education discount and corporate discounts.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Modest indeed.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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Which "Various Accessories" is cheaper right now?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Meh. Pathetic/pointless discounts yet again. Apple have never actually had a real sale.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:15 PM   #6
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Meh. Pathetic/pointless discounts yet again. Apple have never actually had a real sale.
They're not as bad as certain Fashion labels. Louis Vuitton burn their left over stock so that it can't be sold off cheap.

Though apple aren't amazing at sales. I was hoping the education discount and sale price would stack and then I might have been tempted. Still will probably pick up some iTunes cards as I frequently buy from there so some free money is always welcome
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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The discounts are deeper at Best Buy and Mac Mall etc but you pretty much have to go for standard configs there.

If you purchase through the Apple store you can add the discount to a custom config MBPr which is what I'll be doing.

One way of looking at it is essentially getting a 'free' speed bump on a MBPr 15" 2.3 to 2.6 or a 50% discount on RAM upgrade, going to 16GB from 8GB.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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Not bad. Not any better than the Education discount and corporate discounts.
Yes, it is: they don't offer educational discounts on iDevices anymore, for example.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Not bad. Not any better than the Education discount and corporate discounts.
Speaking of that, what happens if you buy a Black Friday discount item with a student or corporate discount?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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Speaking of that, what happens if you buy a Black Friday discount item with a student or corporate discount?
Not applicable... One or the other
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Holy Crap. Those are freaken awesome prices!!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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Why are the prices written as "A$ 25 Off"? We don't say "Australian dollars 25" when we speak, so what's with the USA-style prices?

And shouldn't that be "25$AUD" anyway?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:16 PM   #13
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No macpro discount?
The store is still down in the uk
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:23 AM   #14
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How come no iPad Mini?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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The usual 5 - 10 percent massive discount.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM   #16
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How come no iPad Mini?
Why bother to discount their newest and most sought after product that they can't even keep in stock? Not a smart move on their part if they discounted that one.

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Meh. Pathetic/pointless discounts yet again. Apple have never actually had a real sale.
They don't have to. People still buy their products like crazy. They don't really have to have a big sale to bring people in. They aren't competing with the likes of Walmart or Target where they have direct competition.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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Ugh no black friday deals in Japan. Retail in Japan is terrible, Apple compared to the rest of Apple retail around the world but mostly retail as a whole here
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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Ugh no black friday deals in Japan. Retail in Japan is terrible, Apple compared to the rest of Apple retail around the world but mostly retail as a whole here
but you get Lucky Bags!

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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Ugh no black friday deals in Japan. Retail in Japan is terrible, Apple compared to the rest of Apple retail around the world but mostly retail as a whole here
In Hong Kong Apple only give these "discounts" at the Lunar New Year around late Jan to Feb (of course, when all of their products become really "old"...)
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:59 PM   #21
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I might be wrong but the 'special deals' for the refurb models on the UK site have usual discounts PLUS the extra one day discount. Eg, latest MacBook Pro 15" is now 240 discounted.
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Ugh no black friday deals in Japan. Retail in Japan is terrible, Apple compared to the rest of Apple retail around the world but mostly retail as a whole here
Retail as a whole in Japan is terrible? I strongly disagree. We enjoy what is undoubtedly some of the best, friendliest customer service in the entire world. Even the smallest independent retail stores tend to be well-run.

Oh, and immaculate. And I'm not just talking about the boutiques in Ginza. The next time you're in a convienience store (7-Eleven, Family Mart, Sunkusu, Lawson, etc.), take a look around you. Everything is tidy and well-displayed. Even the floors are super-clean and shiny. The employees greet you when you walk in, and they don't eye you with suspicion and contempt. (Compare that with the treatment you'll get at a 7-Eleven in the States.)

That said, I do agree with you that the Apple Stores (at least here in Tokyo) are rather poorly run. Which is a real surprise and disappointment, because the Apple Stores I've visited in other countries seem to be run very well.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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How come no iPad Mini?
Erm, as the demand is currently outstripping the supply (online, at least), so why would they need to offer a discount? Most retailers/resellers haven't even got their Mini's yet.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:23 PM   #24
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How come no iPad Mini?
I went into a local store that was advertising the iPad Mini, I thought great, I can finally have a hands on... went in to find a bare stand. Ask the guy and he said everything sold the moment it arrived lol why would they discount it, they cant even it up with the demand as it is.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:26 PM   #25
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There is no reason why Apple doesn't offer the iPad for $100 less than MSRP except greed.
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