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Old Dec 2, 2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Apple Offers Free No-Minimum Shipping Through December 22, Posts Holiday Shipping Deadlines




Apple has posted a guide on holiday shipping deadlines on its website notifying shoppers when to place orders for Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and accessories for delivery by December 24, 2013.

In the United States, Apple's earliest deadlines are for the Retina iPad mini and the iPad Air, which must be ordered by midnight on December 5 and December 9, respectively, for delivery by December 24. Other iPads can be ordered as late as December 22 with Next Day Shipping, but Next Day Shipping is not available for Apple's most popular iPads.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 5s must also be ordered early, with a deadline of December 12 and no Next Day Shipping Available. Other non-engraved iPhones, iPods, and standard configuration Macs can be ordered as late as December 18 with standard shipping and December 22 with Next Day Air. Custom orders and orders with engravings must be placed earlier.

Apple is offering free shipping with no minimum order on all products through December 22 and later in the month, it is likely the company will upgrade that to free next-day shipping for last minute orders as it did last year. Free shipping typically requires a $50 minimum purchase, which has been waived through the holidays.

Holiday return periods have also been extended, with products purchased from November 1, 2013 through December 25, 2013 eligible for return until January 7, 2014.

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Old Dec 2, 2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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That would explain why I got free shipping on a EarPods order.
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Old Dec 2, 2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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I don't think I've ever ordered anything from apple that didn't qualify for free shipping
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Old Dec 2, 2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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Nice! Now I just wish California didn't have tax Lol
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Old Dec 2, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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I don't think I've ever ordered anything from apple that didn't qualify for free shipping
Indeed! Now free gift wrapping, that I could use!

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Maybe the Mac Pro will be available by December 22. (Wishful thinking...)
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Why don't they have free no minimum shipping all year round if they can afford it in December ?
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Engraving is a lovely thought, but those products are more difficult to sell at a future date.

Tried to sell an engraved 64GB iPad2 a while back but couldn't get a decent price for it. Also BestBuy wouldn't touch it, in exchange for one of those gift cards. Something to keep in mind.
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Maybe the Mac Pro will be available by December 22. (Wishful thinking...)
Given the total silence on these in the past 8 weeks, I'm guessing that we won't be seeing them until January or later.
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Why don't they have free no minimum shipping all year round if they can afford it in December ?
Why don't they just reduce prices all year instead of just near Black Friday ?
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Why don't they just reduce prices all year instead of just near Black Friday ?
Also a good question - they would surely sell more - cost is the biggest reason I hear people putting down apple
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 05:58 AM   #12
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This is great news for consumers who want to give their loved ones the best of breed products that only Apple can offer. People take for granted the gift of free shipping. Apple incurs significant cost in packaging and shipping costs of the products we buy. I for one appreciate these kind of offers and thank them. It's the personal touch you just don't see from Apple's competitors.
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In the UK it says order riPad Mini by 2/12, so if i order now is there absolutely no chance of it arriving for xmas?
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