MacBook Pro Sales Persist on Cyber Monday

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Friday after Thanksgiving marked 2011's Black Friday sales. Retailers including Apple offered modest discounts on Apple products that day. Cyber Monday is the online extension of that sale into the following week.

Amazon, MacMall and Best Buy are continuing some sales today. The greatest discounts that remain are on Apple's MacBook Pro line. We've highlighted the largest discounts here:

13.3" 2.4GHz MacBook Pro ($1199): -$150 at Best Buy, -$149 at Amazon
15.4" 2.2GHz MacBook Pro ($1799): -$200 at Best Buy
15.4" 2.4GHz MacBook Pro ($2199): -$140 at MacMall, -$140 at Amazon
17" 2.4GHz MacBook Pro ($2499): -$150 at MacMall

Amazon's pricing is the most volatile and may change hour to hour. Best Buy's and MacMall's sale prices should hold throughout Monday.

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Spitroast Panda

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Oct 15, 2011
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not really persisting in the UK - 13" MBP @Amazon, was £999, now £984, though the pre-refresh one is £964 now

Bestbuy UK are giving 10% off, so the pre-refresh is £809, post is £899
 

kriebe

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MacPros seem to have been left out of the discounts for black friday and cyber monday, but they do exist and I'm surprised none of them have been announced here. Maybe just because they aren't by companies that are affiliates.

But anyway, PowerMax has decent amount discounted on the line, though they are still over priced for how long it has been since an update.

As an example, the starting $2499 quad core is discounted by $200.

And no, I don't work for PowerMax. They have just been my favorite place to buy from for the last 15 years.
 

MrSmith

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What the hell is Black Friday? Doesn't exist in my home country or my country of residence.
 

MrSmith

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But not the rest of the world. So why the assumption we all know what it is?
 

Vantage Point

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What the hell is Black Friday? Doesn't exist in my home country or my country of residence.
Black Friday is the day after the US Thanksgiving Holiday (always on a Thursday). "Black" refers to having such big sales that many businesses that may have been struggling throughout the year sell so much that they finally make it to the 'black" profit) instead of running in the 'red' (losses). This concept now gets expanded to BF week or BF weekends. For example, this year Amazon was selling the 15" base MBP for only $1,599 ($200 discount) and no tax in most states (and free shipping) but that sale was on Sunday, not Friday.

Basically, that is the day people wait for the BIG sales. Sometimes the sales are huge but have limited supply like the first 10 50" televisions to sell will be discounted like 40-50%. As such people line up the day before. In my town I went to my gym on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday) and past a line of people waiting in front of a Best Buy store for the sale for the next day when the store opens. I actually sold one of my old tents to one of the potential customers.

Although there are other big sals in the US, like early January (after the Christmas demand) to clear out inventory, BF is the only day of the year apple has a sale - but apple sales are pathetic and not enough to cover the sale tax making tax free retailer like Amazon a better deal on non-sales days than Apple stores on their big sale day
 

bigcat318

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What the hell is Black Friday? Doesn't exist in my home country or my country of residence.
Regardless of what you hear on the news about a recession, hundreds of thousands of Americans will wait for hours outside of stores for the chance to shop for things on sale. In previous years people have been trampled to death. Specifically this year I know someone who witnessed a fist fight that started over a waffle iron.

Hooray recession!
 

justperry

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But not the rest of the world. So why the assumption we all know what it is?
You don't make sense at all.

1st You are a Macrumors 68030 since 2003 which makes it hard to believe you don't know Black Friday.

2th Your name is Mr Smith which suggests you are .......

3th Or You are just a troll

And if non of the above is true than it would be easy to just google it for Christ sake.
 

arn

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MacPros seem to have been left out of the discounts for black friday and cyber monday, but they do exist and I'm surprised none of them have been announced here. Maybe just because they aren't by companies that are affiliates.
MacMall and Amazon offered discounts on mac pros too. But it's a really old machine at this point. 16 months old.

arn
 

soco

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MacMall and Amazon offered discounts on mac pros too. But it's a really old machine at this point. 16 months old.

arn
iPhone 4 was 16 months old at the time of the 4S release. Still amongst the top selling phones in the world.
 

srexy

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Any iPad 2 deals out there? I'm looking for the base 16gb wi-fi.

From what I can see no... - I'm kicking myself now that I didn't pick one up on Friday. $50 is $50.
 

saving107

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iPhone 4 was 16 months old at the time of the 4S release. Still amongst the top selling phones in the world.
Touché

Still is actually, my mom just upgraded a few days ago to an iPhone 4 from an iPhone 3GS (after it died unexpectedly), she didn't find much use for the iPhone 4S or Siri.
 

Solublepeter

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Feb 19, 2011
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Best Buy

Bestbuy UK are giving 10% off, so the pre-refresh is £809, post is £899
Just to note, for anyone who doesn't know, that BestBuy are pulling out of the UK by Jan 15th 2012. Though I am pretty sure Apple will still honour warranties etc.


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Touché

my mom just upgraded a few days ago to an iPhone 4...she didn't find much use for the iPhone 4S or Siri.
One of the best things about Siri (in the UK, especially, where maps and commercial info is not connected up yet) which people without it may not realise, is that you can use it to dictate your emails.

I love being able to do that, the recognition is good enough to make it usable at last.
 
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kyjaotkb

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TuneUpMedia

Bought TuneUp Cleaner with a 40% discount ! It's slow and buggy but it somehow works and I can't stop admiring my pristine iTunes library now...

They still give you 15% off today btw...
 

RickyB

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Oct 28, 2007
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You don't make sense at all.

1st You are a Macrumors 68030 since 2003 which makes it hard to believe you don't know Black Friday.
I've been a regular MacRumors reader for years, but I think I only registered what Black Friday was probably last year.

We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK and AFAIK apple is the only retailer which has offers on that day in this country.

I don't know where MrSmith is from but "Black Friday" means nothing to most people in nearly every country in the world.
 
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