Black Friday: Worth It?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by matt1219, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    I am buying a Mac Pro with an Airport Card. I will have the money by next Saturday, the 15th. Of course I wanted a refurb, but the standard model has been appearing and disappearing. I hear Apple gives 10% off online on Black Friday. Either way I buy it, I save between $240-$290. Is it worth waiting the 2 weeks?
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You won't get a discount on a Mac Pro. They have deals on select consumer items rather than 10% across the board.
     
  3. matt1219 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh. Well i guess that answers my question. Thanks.
     
  4. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    10% off is generally pretty easy to find at apple
     
  5. darshan macrumors member

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    wondering would apple employees get additional EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT oon top of the 10% off on BLACK FRIDAY?

    so would it be

    10% BLACK FRIDAY OFF + ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT

    or would it be either/or?

    what do you think... get back to me :)
     
  6. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    doubt it. are you an employee?
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Either or. EPP is way better than 10% and you can't combine the two.
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it too. Most retail operations that offer their employees a discount will not stack that discount on top of a sale. They usually give employees whichever deal is better during that sale period.
     
  9. dannyboxer macrumors regular

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    Will I get a discount of in the UK on a iMac?
     
  10. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I bought iWork last year and got both the BF and employee discounts; and free shipping. :)
     
  11. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Do you guys have Black Friday in the UK.... It's the day after Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving is an American Holiday.... so I'm just interested...
     
  12. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    does anyone have the previous sale prices from the past year or two?
     
  13. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    google apple black friday and the year
     
  14. darshan macrumors member

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    im confused between the two...

    DavaF you do make sense but incase you were making a reference to anyother electronic store (i.e. BestBuy) they do get additional discount ON TOP of the sale item...

    but seems thou Scienide09 had a pleasant experience with the software... so im wondering, could it have additional discounts ONLY on CHEAPER/SOFTWARE purchases from apple?

    wat do you guys think?
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't ever recall seeing a deal for Apple computers on Black Friday. Usually it is on select software and perhaps a small discount on iPods.
     
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ I can confirm that they give discounts on Black Friday, having purchased this MacBook with the Black Friday discount last year in Thanksgiving. I think it's for all computers, except servers and the mac pro. I recall a price dip in the pro line as well, just not the mac pro.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is good to know. If you don't mind my asking, what was the discount on your MacBook?
     
  18. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Search it in the MR Wiki, prices are there from past BF's.
     
  19. darshan macrumors member

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    hm... spent 15 min looking for it on wiki

    any particular keyword i should be typing...
     
  20. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Would a BF discount stack with a EPP discount? I'm anxiously awaiting the 24" LED to be in stock and from the looks of it it might not be until about then anyway.
     
  21. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    A minute of searching from main page, keyword, Black Friday...

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Black_Friday
     
  22. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I bought iWork 08 through the Apple website last year. I received both Apple's Black Friday discount and also my corporate discount, and the (normal) free shipping offer. It was about $50 delivered, which is a good price in my experience.
     
  23. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    still better off buying from amazon as no tax and no shipping. the apple discount would probably be the equivalent of no tax @ amazon
     

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