updated 11:40 am EST, Tue November 20, 2007
Apple 'Black Friday' event
Apple has announced a special sales event planned for this Friday, November 23rd. Marketed under the slogan "Ready. Set. Shop," the event's splash page at the online Apple Store encourages visitors to return the day after Thanksgiving, when they may find a number of products discounted, such as Macs and iPods. The site will also be offering free shipping, though shoppers will be able to skip that step by visiting a retail store, where similar sales will be in effect. Extended hours will be in place as well, though these will vary from location to location.
Goods likely to be discounted are those featured in Apple's Holiday Gift Guide, which was recently published online. Aside from flagship products previously mentioned, the guide promotes a host of items such as games and iPod accessories. During 2006's sale, Apple dropped the prices of some products by as little as $6 (for a Sony cassette adapter) or as much as $101 (iMacs and MacBooks).