iPad Are you waiting for Black Friday to buy the Air?

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  1. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I'm wondering if reports of modest initial iPad air sales might be affected by the upcoming Black Friday discounts. Are you waiting for that?
     
  2. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Going hunting for one today. And if I can't find it in a store locally il order it online.
     
  3. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for BF, hoping on a big discount!
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    What makes you think that a newly released Apple item is going to be discounted anywhere this soon?
     
  5. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    It was last year
     
  6. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    No it was the previous model year that was discounted last year
     
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    It's already priced aggressively thru TMobile ( $0 down with 0% int for 24 months ) ..with 200 MB free data at no charge...

    This is for the 16 GB Wifi + Cellular version
     
  8. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    It was not Black Friday, but Best Buy had the iPad 4 for $60 off (not sure if it was $60 for every model). I bought 2 iPad 32gb wifi last year at $539/ea.
     
  9. FAsnakes macrumors regular

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    I bought one from the apple store yesterday.. Since they're not announcing an extended warranty policy for the holiday period - I'll be taking it back and purchasing one from Target.. Who has a 90 day return policy. That should cover me if they decide to lower the price for Black Friday.

    I've been an early adopter before and have been screwed by apple in the past.. Granted, it's their right to change pricing - but IMO that's a lousy practice.
     
  10. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    Is BF just an apple store thing?

    Do we have it in the UK?

    Do you think the iPad mini will be reduced, i have been waiting for the mini retina but if the original mini was at a bargain price i might go for that.
     
  11. OCJeff macrumors regular

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    I don't think that deal exists. Verified you need to pay $10/mo for service if you get the 0% finance deal for 24 months. That is unless you are an existing mobile customer.
     
  12. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    In the US, Black Friday is the Friday immediately after our Thanksgiving holiday (4th Thursday in Nov, 28th this year). It's the 'unofficial' first day of the Christmas shopping seasons, absolutely crazy shopping madness. Most retailer try to lure buyers into their store with very steep discounts on certain items. I personally despise it, stay away from the shops at all costs.

    Apple, IIRC, doesn't offer very deep discounts but will offer slight price reductions on certain items.
     
  13. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, it was the current model (Ipad4) that was discounted by $41. I think Best Buy had $50 gift cards. It's worth waiting for.
     
  14. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Not if this is true .... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1665468
     
  15. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Apple does Black Friday in the UK. A couple of American companies have brought it over; Apple and Amazon are the two that immediately come to mind.

    Last year the mini wasn't reduced, but the iPad was (and both had been recently updated). Whether the introduction of the retina mini means that the original mini will enter the set of discounted products is hard to say. Just wait and see what happens in a few weeks time, really.

    If they do you're only looking at around 5% or so discount though, not January sales (probably our nearest equiv of BF) proportions.
     
  16. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info.

    If the discounts are only 5% it wouldn't be worth waiting for anyway as tesco currently have a £20 off voucher code and also 3.5% through quidco, which works out to about an 11% discount.
     
  17. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I don't think you'll see a big one. Walmart has them discounted now as low as you'll probably see them go now.
     
  18. Phony-ID macrumors newbie

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    Apple products are never heavelly discounted unless they are a few years old and/or refurbished. In other words, I wouldn't bet on any big BF deals.
     
  19. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure that BB will match Black Friday deals on an Air bought on release day (conflicting info from employees about this). I may have no choice but to return it and wait for sales to appear most everywhere.
     

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