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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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What is black friday and will it lower prices for rMbp's?

I heard about something called black friday, mentioned on the forums here alot, and I have no idea what it is. Can someone please explain? And will the prices for the rMbp's go down because of it?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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You're from North America and haven't heard of Black Friday until now? That's odd.

Either way. Black Friday is a massive sale that happens across many retails chains on the Friday after Thanksgiving on Thursday in the United States. The sales usually run through the weekend and sometimes for a whole week. You'll find huge discounts in many stores, and it'll be the same with Apple. However, don't expect a huge drop in the price of the rMBP. Apple usually discounts around 50-100 dollars, from what I remember, on their Mac lineup. It could be more.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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I heard about something called black friday, mentioned on the forums here alot, and I have no idea what it is. Can someone please explain? And will the prices for the rMbp's go down because of it?
Black Friday is when retail stores open at midnight and turn off all the lights. You then have 10 minutes to run through the store and grab whatever you can in the dark. Flashlights not allowed. You keep everything you can carry.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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black friday is when retail stores open at midnight and turn off all the lights. You then have 10 minutes to run through the store and grab whatever you can in the dark. Flashlights not allowed. You keep everything you can carry.
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You're from North America and haven't heard of Black Friday until now? That's odd.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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Then he should be on academic pricing from the start.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Then he should be on academic pricing from the start.
And taxes kill any deal he could get with that discount
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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You're from North America and haven't heard of Black Friday until now? That's odd.
He didn't say he's from the U.S. though.

Canada's Thanksgiving was on October 8th and the day that follows it is always a Wednesday. There's no black friday.

AFAIK there's also no Thanksgiving or black friday in Mexico.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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In Canada we have Boxing Day sale which is like Black Friday in USA
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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black friday is when retail stores open at midnight and turn off all the lights. You then have 10 minutes to run through the store and grab whatever you can in the dark. Flashlights not allowed. You keep everything you can carry.
Laughed so hard when I read this

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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He didn't say he's from the U.S. though.

Canada's Thanksgiving was on October 8th and the day that follows it is always a Wednesday. There's no black friday.

AFAIK there's also no Thanksgiving or black friday in Mexico.

LOL. Comeon if you are Canadian, you watch U.S. TV, you cross over to do shopping. We are practically joined at the hip!

Mexico... are they North America or Central America? Comeon, when people say NorteAmericanos, they are saying Gringos.

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And taxes kill any deal he could get with that discount
Technically he can file a refund claim when he goes back home.

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Well, I live in canada but we have something called Boxing day/week, but I find things more expensive than discounted..
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LOL. Comeon if you are Canadian, you watch U.S. TV, you cross over to do shopping. We are practically joined at the hip!
Sure, I've got my plane ticket ready so I can skip work to invade your Walmarts.

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By the way, North America includes 49 countries and territories.

OP, Black Friday is to the American Thanksgiving exactly what Boxing day is to Christmas.
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Black Friday is nothing but a scam in my eyes. Yes there are some good deals out there, but for the most part its just retailers deceiving consumers into thinking they're getting a good deal while they're actually tricking them into spending more by putting them into debt.
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Black Friday is nothing but a scam in my eyes. Yes there are some good deals out there, but for the most part its just retailers deceiving consumers into thinking their getting a good deal while there actually tricking them into spending more by putting them into debt.
I agree with this ^

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Black Friday is nothing but a scam in my eyes.

If u don't get trampled and mugged on your way out.
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In Mexico there is "El buen fin" and this year is from november 16 to 19.
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