Originally Posted by MentalFloss
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.