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Apple's Black Friday one-day sale has started to go live (AUS) in their international online Apple Stores. The U.S. sale should begin sometime tonight.

As reported, the discounts appear similar to last year, with expected discounts in the U.S. to be $41-$61 off iPad 2s and $101 off MacBook Pros, Airs, and iMacs.

As usual, App Store developers frequently use the holidays to hold sales on their apps. AppShopper tracks these sales for both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Our affiliate partner MacMall has already started their Black Friday sales with discounts across a range of Apple products and accessories. We'll be putting together a round up of all deals on Apple products. Please submit tips for any other good Apple-related deals that are spotted.

Article Link: Apple's Black Friday Sale Goes Live Internationally
 

Chi-mex

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Itouch pricing

Wait a second, didn't Apple drop the price of the itouch to $199 back when the new white one came out? So technically they are only giving us $1 off.

*UPDATE*
Never mind that is the Australian Store in teh pic.
 
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adcx64

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Prices are almost the same every year. I'll be at bestbuy at midnight, they have some better deals.

Edit. Nevermind. Didn't read that this wasn't the US store. Lol
 
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Jimbo47

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Prices are almost the same every year. I'll be at bestbuy at midnight, they have some better deals.

Edit. Nevermind. Didn't read that this wasn't the US store. Lol

I didn't read that either. I was like wtf, $534? Some discount. More like a $35 increase haha.
 
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BlackMangoTree

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Hahaha... these savings are a joke. Other stores in Australia have the products cheaper than Apple with their Black Fridays specials.
 
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DouchGod

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Patiently waiting for uk store sale to start guess I'll have to wait up until midnight.
 
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parish

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Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully
 
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dakwar

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Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully

Well, according to Wikipedia:

"The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4] Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black"." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping))
 
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grs

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Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully

It has to do with the color of ink used on a balance sheet. Red ink indicates a loss, black a profit. "Black Friday" is a very profitable day for retailers.
 
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franswa za

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Wait a second, didn't Apple drop the price of the itouch to $199 back when the new white one came out? So technically they are only giving us $1 off.

*UPDATE*
Never mind that is the Australian Store in teh pic.

please explain to US ALL what TF itouch is.... are you being narcisstic?

i'll personally give you $10

francois
 
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mtptlyx

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Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully

Here in the US, Thanksgiving traditionally kicked off the Christmas season.
The day after Thanksgiving (which is always on a Thursday), was the biggest shopping day, and known for the highest single day volume of sales in the entire season.
Merchants could pretty accurately use that Friday's sales, to determine the prospects for the remainder of the Christmas season's sales.

So if you are a merchant, your fate was foretold on Black Friday.
 
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alent1234

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Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully


the old theory was that retailers lost money all year which in accounting is called being in the red. in the holiday shopping season they would make their profits or in accounting be in the black. for the color of the inks used on the accounting reports i guess. so black friday is the day that retailers go black or turn a profit.

i don't think it was ever true since i used to read the earnings reports and retailers hardly lost money all year
 
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The discounts aren't huge, but if you're going to buy anyway it's the day to do it.

So Happy U.S. Thanksgiving to the countries that don't celebrate our holiday. As we all know, the best part of the American Thanksgiving is Black Friday, and you're welcome to share it with us. :)
 
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