Apple Offering Free Shipping on All U.S. Online Orders Through December 22

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    Apple today revealed on its U.S. online store page that it will be offering free shipping on all orders placed through December 22nd. Free shipping from Apple typically requires a minimum $50 purchase, so the new program offers customers the opportunity to save some money on lower-cost purchases such as accessories.

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    In addition to the free shipping on all orders, Apple touts several other benefits such as free engraving on iPods and iPads, signature gift wrapping, and build-to-order Mac configurations as reasons to buy directly from Apple.

    The free shipping situation is a bit more complicated internationally, however, with some countries such as New Zealand offering free shipping on all orders through December 25th while stores for other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom are only offering the free shipping for today.

    Today is "Cyber Monday", as the Monday following Thanksgiving in the United States has become significant day for online holiday shopping as customers return to work from travels over the holiday weekend. While Apple does not offer specific Cyber Monday discounts on its products, a number of other retailers do participate in deals to help attract customers today.

    Article Link: Apple Offering Free Shipping on All U.S. Online Orders Through December 22
     
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    Good, because the only thing that was keeping me from ordering Apple products this season was the shipping costs. :rolleyes:
     
  3. iOSDave macrumors newbie

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    Wahoo!

    This is a great thing. I hate shopping at the mall this time of year, so now I won't have to and my wife will still get her iPad!
     
  4. Mad-B-One macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't there a something?

    Isn't there something like if you order over a certain amount of money, it is free anyways? I ordered 2 iPads (1st gen / 2nd gen) directly from Apple the time they came out and as far as I remember, I didn't pay shipping - without having this special offer. If so, that would be the time to shop for accessories... my smart cover is a little dirty already... :rolleyes:
     
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    You mean 33% margin. :D
     
  7. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't surprise me if it was a lot bigger. 33% margins in retail terms isn't really a big deal. :)
     
  8. Mad-B-One macrumors 6502a

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    Profit margin?

    Yea, their profit margin is nice, but they deliver top quality to competitive prices. No plastic cr4p computer starting rattling sounds after 6 months...

    My opinion: Nice time for ordering accessories and let them have the margin if they deliver good products. Heck, if they have 90% margin, the price I pay is important and $500 for the best tablet or $1000 for the best ultralight laptop is competitive. If other companies can't do it, better for Apple.
     
  9. bmacir macrumors 6502

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    Personally I find it very difficult to spend less than 50$ on the Apple store. :D
     
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    Probably to compete with the free shipping Amazon offers.
     
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  13. thepowerofnone macrumors member

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    the New Zealand free shipping makes a lot of sense since Apple has no retail presence of its own there and the authorised reseller has maybe 5 stores...
     
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    While we have no official Apple Store here, I would like to see Greece get its own Apple Online Store.
     
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    Correct, instead you got the iPhone with battery issues, antenna issues, sound issues, light bleeding iPad screens, and overheating laptops right from the get go.
     
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