So...my Black Friday discount wasn't really a discount...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by eMace, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. eMace macrumors member

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    Did anyone else buy from Apple on Black Friday thinking they were getting a deal? I bought an iPad on Apple's website thinking I was gonna get a $50 gift card (basically a $50 discount). Well, when I checked out, they took $50 off the iPad and added a $50 gift card which they charged me for. So it's basically a wash. I called Apple to make sure a mistake wasn't made, the rep told me "Yeah, that's how the Black Friday deal works, we're so sorry...". So all they did was give me the "privilege" to switch my $50 cash for a gift card! Who would think that's a good deal??
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    If I understand this right, for the same money you got an iPad and a gift card instead of an iPad. So now you have a $50 gift card to use on your next purchase.
     
  3. ruka.snow macrumors regular

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    You could have chosen to just pay full price for the iPad and not get a gift card, that way you would not have felt cheated and would not have an extra $50 to spend on iTunes later.
     
  4. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

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    Scratches head.. trying to figure out how the math does NOT work out to mean you got exactly the deal advertised?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not a great deal, but it is a deal. If I went and bought an iPad now, will I get a gift card? No, it was just for that weekend, so you got something that you cannot get now
     
  6. eMace thread starter macrumors member

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    Holy crap you guys are right. lol! I thought it made sense when I ordered it but then I started thinking too much and confused myself. lol
     
  7. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

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    Too much happy juice? Smiles
     
  8. eMace thread starter macrumors member

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    haha unfortunately no, that was all natural :(
     

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