Apple's 'Red Friday' Lunar New Year Sale Will Bring Deals for Asian Customers on January 25

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    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.

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    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.

    Article Link: Apple's 'Red Friday' Lunar New Year Sale Will Bring Deals for Asian Customers on January 25
     
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    Can I get the deals in the US?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Is that sarcasm?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    This looks awesome!!!
    -Apple fanboy from Hong Kong
     
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    are they selling the grab bags?
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    I'll be looking for discounts for the iPod Touch 5th generation. :p
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    does the 8% discount stack with education discount?
     
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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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    Don't you guys mean Asian Countries?? Something tells me Apple isn't checking your ethnic background for eligibility status...! :)
     
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    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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    This smart guy wins an "outside the box thinking" award. These guys don't:

     
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    Good job on the misleading headline MR. I guess every Asian on the planet earth gets these deals. Can't wait for my red bag deal, even though I'm residing in California.
     
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    North Korea misses out :(

    What do you think?
     
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    Fantastic news! In Hong Kong this week and were about to buy a new iPad no mater what
     
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    Yes, but only in the Apple Stores located in a US Chinatown. ;)
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    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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    I am in India and the last time I checked it was definitely a part of Asia... But sadly no such sale for us... :(

    But ofcourse RED Friday isn't celebrated here... :p

    With the FDI now approved in India for the retail sector I wonder how long will it be before we see Apple Retail stores here...
     
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    Did you only look at the pretty picture and not read the article ?
     
  21. macrumors 68020

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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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    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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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Philippines (store.apple.com/ph) is not included this year :-(
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the URL bro.
     

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