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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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Apple's 'Red Friday' Lunar New Year Sale Will Bring Deals for Asian Customers on January 25




Apple today announced its annual Lunar New Year sale, a one day event for Asian countries that is also known as "Red Friday" because of its similarity to November's Black Friday sales.

As with its Black Friday event, Apple will be offering limited time deals on Macs, iPads, iPods, and accessories like the Smart Cover.

Last year's sales saw discounts of up to 8% on iPads, 10% on iPod touches, and a flat discount of HK$ 770 on all models of the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and the iMac. This year's discounts are expected to be similar, and free shipping will be offered.

Apple has also published a gift guide for the event, which features its flagship products like the iPad mini and the iPhone, alongside several third-party accessories from manufacturers like Bose, Logitech, and Griffin.

The Red Friday sale will take place on January 25 and is valid in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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Can I get the deals in the US?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Can I get the deals in the US?
Is that sarcasm?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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This looks awesome!!!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:18 AM   #5
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are they selling the grab bags?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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Ya, if you have an address in Hong Kong and a way to ship it to the US.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:58 AM   #7
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Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:14 AM   #8
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Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...!
It's however an interesting slip, because a country = a customer for the Apple of this last years (ie the non-Mac Apple)
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...!
Well, even "Asian Countries" would still be incorrect, because it only applies to countries that care about the Chinese New Year. Last year, 6 countries (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines) out of the 52 Asian countries were included in the promotion.

So that means people from Israel, Afghanistan, eastern Russia and Japan are just as out of luck as the many Asian customers in non-Asian countries.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:44 AM   #10
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Well, even "Asian Countries" would still be incorrect, because it only applies to countries that care about the Chinese New Year. Last year, 6 countries (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines) out of the 52 Asian countries were included in the promotion
The Philippines (store.apple.com/ph) is not included this year :-(
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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So that means people from Israel, Afghanistan, eastern Russia and Japan are just as out of luck as the many Asian customers in non-Asian countries.
We already had this exclusively in Japan on January 2, with similar discounts plus annual "lucky" or grab bag sale. It is a Japanese business tradition to mark the first day of retailing and Apple has totally been embracing it for years. There were hundreds of people lining up in front of Apple Stores on New Year's Day (despite frigid weather!) to buy a mystery bag containing various Apple products and accessories at a fixed price (33000 JPY). The catch was, while most of the bags contained an iPod Mini as the main item, but the lucky few received a bag with either an iPad (fourth generation) or a MacBook Air 11", making it worth far more in total than the purchase price.

Search "Apple Lucky Bag" and you'll see what I am talking about.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:03 AM   #12
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Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...!
Not? ;-)
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...!
What if you are live in china and you are not Asian? so confusing /sarcasm

What if you are married to an asian or adopted asian children?
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What do you think?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:30 AM   #15
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Yes, but only in the Apple Stores located in a US Chinatown.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:57 AM   #16
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Did you only look at the pretty picture and not read the article ?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:18 AM   #17
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Both the image and title are misleading being out of context.

The article title says Asian customers, not limiting to Asian countries. So any US citizen that's Asian could in fact get this discount.

The image, while saying Chinese New Year, does not limit where the items can be bought as it's not shown with a screen shot from the Chinese Apple Store, nor does the image limit the deals to Asian countries.

So in marketing & legal speak, based on MR's post, I'm eligible.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:22 AM   #18
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Exchange rate on the Honk Kong dollar is $1 HK = .13 US cents so .13 X 770 is equal to a $100 dollar discount in the US. Not a bad flat rate discount for things like iPods and iPads.
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Exchange rate on the Honk Kong dollar is $1 HK = .13 US cents so .13 X 770 is equal to a $100 dollar discount in the US. Not a bad flat rate discount for things like iPods and iPads.
Except that the flat discount is off MacBooks. iPad and iPod Touch get an 8% to 10% discount.
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I'll be looking for discounts for the iPod Touch 5th generation.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:45 AM   #22
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does the 8% discount stack with education discount?
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does the 8% discount stack with education discount?
It doesn't, it's still cheaper to get a laptop with an educational discount than one through this promotion unfortunately.
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Red Friday, how ironic. Isn't black ink universal in accounting ledgers, LOL.
What's next, Green Fridays in Ireland around the 17th of March?
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Ya, if you have an address in Hong Kong and a way to ship it to the US.
This smart guy wins an "outside the box thinking" award. These guys don't:

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