Apple's Black Friday Sales Begin Around the World

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Apple's Black Friday sales have begun around the world in their New Zealand store and Australia stores. The sales show modest discounts similar to previous years.

The only Macs that are on sale include the iMac and the MacBook. When translated to U.S. dollars, the discounts appear to be about $100 for mid-to-high end MacBooks and iMacs and about $50 for the entry level models. These discounts are consistent with last year's Black Friday sale and also consistent with whispers we've heard. If it holds true for U.S. pricing, it also dashes unfounded analyst predictions that Apple would offer 15% discounts.

Apple is also providing discounts on the iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod touch as well as discounts on a number of accessories.

We previously detailed sales at online retailers on Macs, and will post an update with more Black Friday deals tonight.

Update: Final Black Friday sales have been posted with deals from retailers up to $300 off the MacBook Pro.

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arn

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seriously, these analysts bug me.

"Apple's stocking up on Macs, so we think they are going to discount more than usual... um, let's say 15%". An out of nowhere guess, which is (apparently) wrong.

arn
 

south8212

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anybody know if they will let you combine this sale with the education discount as well?
 

Auzburner

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Why do the analysts make all these crazy predictions? What rewards do they receive? What they really need is a little more punishment and embarrassment when they make a false prediction so they aren't just throwing numbers out there anymore...

These deals are not good enough to get me to buy this generation of iMac's. I will be waiting for the next generation and hopefully the Nvidia chipsets.
 

goulwen

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stupid analysts.. yes it works on the EDU store but calm down U're ****ed: price with discount remains the same exact price as the normal store :(
how mean is that?
 

dannyboxer

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anybody know if they will let you combine this sale with the education discount as well?
I hope so, I asked an Apple Genius and she said yes, but other people are telling me that she was misinformed and that in the past they was not able to stack the discounts. So, I don't really know, but I hope so, that would bring the price of a 2.8Ghz iMac down to below £1000 :eek:
 

Foxglove9

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I didn't think they would offer discounts any different than last year or the year before. Apple is pretty content on their current business model and whatever state the economy is in, is not effecting their business.
 

ditzy

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I hope so, I asked an Apple Genius and she said yes, but other people are telling me that she was misinformed and that in the past they was not able to stack the discounts. So, I don't really know, but I hope so, that would bring the price of a 2.8Ghz iMac down to below £1000 :eek:
You still wouldn't be under £1000. The discount is going to be less than £70.
 

south8212

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if they can price match best buys sale and then do the discount your looking at around 1550 for the 2.8 24" imac
 

bradleyjx

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What is Black Friday?
It's the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday that is traditionally the beginning of the holiday shopping "season". In the US, many stores give steep discounts on items to get people into their stores to buy their holiday gifts at their store. Because of these discounts, many people crowd stores, to the point where this day is almost always the day where profits at large stores move from the red (losing money) to the black (gaining money). Since it always falls on a Friday, there's where the name Black Friday comes from as well.

PS: I changed "Christmas" to "holiday", not because of being PC, but because it just fit better here :)
 

Philsy

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It's the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday that is traditionally the beginning of the holiday shopping "season". In the US, many stores give steep discounts on items to get people into their stores to buy their holiday gifts at their store. Because of these discounts, many people crowd stores, to the point where this day is almost always the day where profits at large stores move from the red (losing money) to the black (gaining money). Since it always falls on a Friday, there's where the name Black Friday comes from as well.

PS: I changed "Christmas" to "holiday", not because of being PC, but because it just fit better here :)
Ah, interesting, thanks. Do they celebrate thanksgiving in NZ and Oz, too?

Gloomy name - sounds like a stock exchange crash! :)
 

Poncho

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Two years ago I bought a Mac on this sale day using the discount I get at work and got a double discount, but only after asking on the phone.

This I was going to buy an iMac with my work discount on this day, but infortunately I got made redundent two weeks ago!!
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
Ah, interesting, thanks. Do they celebrate thanksgiving in NZ and Oz, too?
Probably it's just easier for Apple to update all of its stores at the same time, and have a worldwide sale.

In Canada, we don't have Black Friday, and indeed, we celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago :) Our big holiday shopping day is called Boxing Day, December 26, the day after Christmas.
 

Philsy

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Probably it's just easier for Apple to update all of its stores at the same time, and have a worldwide sale.

In Canada, we don't have Black Friday, and indeed, we celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago :) Our big holiday shopping day is called Boxing Day, December 26, the day after Christmas.
Boxing Day's become a big shopping day in the UK, too, which is a shame because I still think of it as time to spend with family and friends.
 
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