Black Friday

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sissacot, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Sissacot macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I was about to order up a new iMac today when the bride reminded me that Black Friday is only about 5 weeks away. Does anyone recall what, if anything, Apple historically does for holiday deals (IE. printer w/ iMac purchase, iPod w/ iMac purchase, straight cash off, etc)? I waited this long...I can hang in their another month if there's a likelihood of a "sweetened pot." Thanks in advance for the input!
     
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    There is usually a discount, but I can't remember the percentage.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think it mirrors their EDU discount or thereabout. I dunno, I plan on drinking myself silly on Thanksgiving so I'll be too hungover to actually shop on Friday. :D
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The models are particular and change, there is no guarantee that it will be applicable to anything other then the low-end iMac.

    Check this out, it might help ;)
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  6. Sissacot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    GREAT link, goldenmackid & rdowns! We're already eligible for the educational discount; I wonder if you can apply any Black Friday or Holiday Season discounts on top of that?
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Usually you can't stack the discounts. But you can try it, you might get lucky.
     
  8. Sissacot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again for the info, everyone. Guess I'll start counting down to November 27th & see what happens!
     
  9. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I had never seen that Black Friday guide page before. Most excellent!! Thanks! :D

    After perusing it, I don't know that I'd hold out for BF as the deals are not that great. Heck, I'd shop for a refurb instead and get a better deal than the BF prices.
     
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    My question is if you can combine a student discount with the sale prices?

    I was informed by several Apple Store employees that there is no limit (within reason, i suppose) on how many times you use your education discount, other than on desktop/laptop buying...

    I wouldn't mind getting an airport extreme...

    and yes i will be drinking my self silly, and shopping the next day:)
     
  11. stever500 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the thread and the info in it. Guess there's no point in waiting till Black Friday if all I'm getting is $101 off. My Educational Discount is $100 of now and I wouldn't have to wait (base model 27").

    I'm almost positive they wouldn't allow you to stack the discount, right? Black Friday PLUS the extra $100 off for edu?
     
  12. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    In recent memory, Black Friday has consisted of minor discounts on some macs, and a couple of deep discounts on some mac accessories or software.

    If you know you're going to need of the deep discounted products, or are going to buy a mac anyway, then go. Otherwise, IMO there's not much of a reason to not sleep in. The reason why they offer anything is to not look like parsimonious bastids and find some reason to give shoppers whipped into a buying frenzy a reason to go into the apple store.
     

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