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Starting on January 2, Apple plans to hold a special New Year's Sale both online and at all of its retail locations in Japan, continuing a long tradition of offering something special on January 2 in the country.

Up until 2016, Apple took part in the Japanese tradition of offering "Fukubukuro" or "lucky bags" to customers. Fukubukuro used to contain an assortment of random Apple products at a price of approximately $300. Some bags contained things like backpacks, speakers, and other small accessories, but there was always a chance to win a larger product, like a MacBook Air or an iPad.

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The Fukubukuro tradition is still ongoing in Japan, but 2015 was the last year that Apple participated, opting instead for in-store sales and doing away with the long lines retail locations used to see as people hoped to snag one of the limited edition bags.

It is not clear what kind of discounts Apple will be offering on January 2, but it could be similar to the Black Friday event in the United States, which saw the company offer Apple Store gift cards up to $150 with the purchase of Macs, iPads, iPhones, and more.

Apple is also likely to offer additional sales in various countries around the world ahead of Lunar New Year, set to take place on Saturday, January 28.

Article Link: Apple to Hold New Year's Sale in Japan Starting January 2
 
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PsykX

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The newest Apple Watches has often been $70-$100 off nearly half the time in USA since its release, but in Canada you have to pay the full price... as always... And Target won't ship it here either, I guess it's a way of saying f*ck you goodbye Canada
 

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The newest Apple Watches has often been $70-$100 off nearly half the time in USA since its release, but in Canada you have to pay the full price... as always... And Target won't ship it here either, I guess it's a way of saying f*ck you goodbye Canada

Canada has always been the poor child of tech companies. Half of the lineup, 30% more expensive.

We should be happy to have a good network of Apple retail stores. And by the way Canada is also the second country to get Microsoft retail stores.
 
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Apple could afford to do both, then make up a few, and still make billions and billions. Greed.
Honestly, is there no end to the sense of entitlement and unbridled rancor on the intarwebs these days?

Perhaps Canada should have gotten Boxing Day instead of Black Friday; but in the end, you and the U.S. each got the same number of "Sale" days, regardless of the actual date.

Apple didn't have a Hanukkah Sale either... So, does that make Apple Anti-Semetic?
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-Kills displays
-Kills Time Capsules/Routers
-Kills lucky bags

Yeah, time for Tim to go. It's no longer about the experience, it's about the bottom dollar and literally nothing else anymore.
Do you live in Japan?

If not, then how does this affect your life in any measurable way?
 
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The newest Apple Watches has often been $70-$100 off nearly half the time in USA since its release, but in Canada you have to pay the full price... as always... And Target won't ship it here either, I guess it's a way of saying f*ck you goodbye Canada
So, Target's policies are Apple's doing?

And I think you will find that Apple's prices outside the U.S. are pretty much universally higher than in the U.S.

They aren't picking on Canada, I assure you.
 
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