Apple Black Friday Sales Begin in Australia and New Zealand [Updatedx2]

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Apple has launched its "Black Friday" one-day sales in Australia and New Zealand, with other countries set to follow at the appropriate times. As expected, Apple is offering only modest discounts compared to the deals offered by many other retailers for the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season.

The only Macs seeing discounts in Apple's sales are the iMac and MacBook Pro, with discounts corresponding to about US$120 on all models, equaling about 8% on low-end models down to about 4-5% on high-end models. The iPod touch is seeing discounts of approximately 9-10% across all models, and the iPod nano is being offered at approximately a US$10 discount (6% off on 8GB model and 4.5% off 16 GB model). Also featured is the Apple TV with a discount of approximately 8%.

Other items included in the one-day sale are Time Capsule and AirPort products, Nike+ hardware, iWork, and Apple's In-Ear Headphones, Magic Mouse, and Wireless Keyboard. Finally, a wide range of third-party accessories and software are also included.

We'll be posting again later today with a full roundup of Black Friday sales as they go live.

Update: AppShopper.com tracks all the App Store sales in two lists: Popular sales and All sales.

Update 2: See updated sales chart

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Morod

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On The Nickel, over there....
The only thing from Apple I would really like is one of their Al Apple Remotes. At $19, I doubt they will be on sale. Oh well, to all those that need/want new Apple stuff, here's hoping your product is deeply discounted!
 

The Samurai

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Tbh, can't really blame Apple for the shoddy discounts being offered. Their business is/has being doing well without any discount/sale.

8% on AppleTV - what are the chances that there will be newer/higher models out in Jan. Seems to me that there clearing out inventory on the Apple tv
 

timothevs

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Nope, the academic store prices are even higher than the BF prices, and can't be combined. Blah.
 

Little Endian

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The discounts seem to be on par to what was offered in previous years. Really... one can't expect the discounts to be significantly lower than edu or ADC pricing. 10% off is acceptable 20, or 30% off would be insane!! It would be nice though if apple did 15% off all its products for black friday, then I would by something. Looking for a Magic mouse and Apple Remote, other than that I'm buying the newest macbook from Amazon for only $885 free shipping and no tax!! Mom needs a new computer:) plus 3% back from my Amazon Visa. Now only if Apple could do better:rolleyes:
 

rotlex

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The discounts seem to be on par to what was offered in previous years. Really... one can't expect the discounts to be significantly lower than edu or ADC pricing. 10% off is acceptable 20, or 30% off would be insane!! It would be nice though if apple did 15% off all its products for black friday, then I would by something. Looking for a Magic mouse and Apple Remote, other than that I'm buying the newest macbook from Amazon for only $885 free shipping and no tax!! Mom needs a new computer:) plus 3% back from my Amazon Visa. Now only if Apple could do better:rolleyes:
It's extremely frustrating that I can get the new Macbook from Amazon, or Best Buy with a free $150 gift card, cheaper than I can from Apple themselves. You would think they could at least MATCH these types of deals! Not everyday, but just MAYBE on black Friday. :mad:
 

Goona

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Too big a discount and you have the Apple trolls saying Apple is dumping goods because no one is buying.
 

Becordial

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They've dropped the prices of most iMac and laptop gear across the board in the last year, so it's not surprising they don't feel the need to drop any more.

We'll never know for sure but I'd be surprised if Apple hasn't already let margins slip this year to get a higher volume of sales.

Anyway, the celebration and related sale has no significance in most parts of the world so a marked drop in the price of Apple gear would be unusual and unexpected.
 

bankshot

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For those in the US, Amazon will be having a "Lightning Deal" on the 13.3" MacBook Pro in about 1 hour and 50 minutes (10 am PST). Their current price is $1114.95, so the deal should be something lower than that.

MBP product page
Amazon Black Friday deals (scroll to the right in the lightning deals box to see the MBP)

Edit: a lightning deal on the 21.5" iMac also starts in a little under 8 hours (4 pm PST). iMac page.

(interestingly MacRumors seems to be adding their Amazon affiliate code to my links)
 

mr miyagi

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my company as an employee purchase programme (EPP) discount scheme with Apple. Does anyone think that the black friday discounts will be applied to EPP discounted products too?
 

timothevs

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I am holding off on buying a new Mac Mini and 21.5" iMac till tomorrow morning. If the BF deals are better than the edu store prices, good enough, else I will just go with the edu deal :). Two free printers with those can't be beat.
 

rotlex

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no discount the low end macbook?, apple seriously?
Here's hoping. I'd love to pick one up tomorrow at $899 from my local Apple store. If not, I'll go with Amazon at $884. (Or the Best Buy offer wtih $150 gift card).

As dumb as it sounds, I'd pay a bit more to be able to get it right from the Apple store, as I want to add another 2GB of ram, and they'll do it right there, for $100 bucks anyway. (Just for convenience).
 

Surely

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For those in the US, Amazon will be having a "Lightning Deal" on the 13.3" MacBook Pro in about 1 hour and 50 minutes (10 am PST). Their current price is $1114.95, so the deal should be something lower than that.

MBP product page
Amazon Black Friday deals (scroll to the right in the lightning deals box to see the MBP)

Edit: a lightning deal on the 21.5" iMac also starts in a little under 8 hours (4 pm PST). iMac page.

(interestingly MacRumors seems to be adding their Amazon affiliate code to my links)
Yesterday, Amazon's price on that 13" 2.26 GHz MBP was $1,068.99. I was planning on buying it, but I wanted to see what Apple had in store first. Then, at around midnight, the price shot up to the $1,114.99 that's listed now. I was like:"Nooooo!". Hopefully this lightning price will be back to $1,068.99 or lower. Thanks for the tip. :cool:
 

LagunaSol

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Tbh, can't really blame Apple for the shoddy discounts being offered. Their business is/has being doing well without any discount/sale.
It's true - you normally don't cut prices unless you really need to juice sales. That said, this would have been a good opportunity for Apple to take a one day hit on margins (they certainly can afford it) and sell a boatload of Macs to make it an Apple Christmas for more people than ever.
 
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