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Apple Black Friday deals leak online

updated 11:50 am EST, Mon November 23, 2009

Shows minor discounts on Macs, iPods

With teasing having only just begun for the event, a brochure has already leaked for Apple's Black Friday sales. The document reveals conservative discounts for various products, for instance dropping the prices of iMacs to between $1,098 and $1,898. MacBook Pros are slated to cost between $1,098 and $2,448.

Some other planned cuts are said to include reductions on iPod touches to within $178 to $358, and iPod nanos to between $138 and $168. The Apple TV is being slashed to $208, and Apple is also offering breaks on products like iWork, the Magic Mouse, wireless keyboards and various AirPort-based devices. A variety of third-party products will allegedly be on sale as well, including cases, speakers, FM transmitters and external hard drives.

A software entry is the Home and Student Edition of Office for Mac, dropped to $98. The prices notably apply only to Apple's online store, and not to retail locations. The company will officially unveil prices on Black Friday.




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  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    Um...

    So if I just buy through Amazon, paying no tax and free shipping, then I can have Black Friday prices every day!

    Come on Apple, don't insult us.

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    No difference

    These Black Friday discounts are pretty much the same year after year. Apple NEVER follows the rest of the retail industry (opening doors at 5AM, cutting prices by 40%, or similar). They usually do this token 5% off campaign, just so that they can also say they did something for the occasion. Apparently, judging by their financial success, they have no need to do this.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Black Friday

    Many would argue that the only reason to offer Black Friday deals is to spur sales of all the c*** you have that no one would otherwise buy. Thus why you always see lines at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc.

    Since Apple isn't having issues selling anything, one would question why they'd need to put anything on sale at all, except to placate the cheap b******* or those who think you've got to put something on sale at all.

    On the other hand, being that these 'sale' prices suck, they'd be better off not putting anything on 'sale' and acting like they act the other 364 days out of the year: A higher-end store of quality merchandise. Like you're high-end stores at the mall, such as the Coach store.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    if you don't have credit

    if you don't have a credit card and can't shop amazon -- a lot more people are in that fix these days -- black friday is a meaningful reduction.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Black Friday When?

    When someone told me that Apple was putting up a sale I immediately thought Apple was launching a new wind-powered boat.

    I love Apple products. I buy many Apple products. But Apple doesn't do sales. Like Lou Zer said, they'd be better off NOT having a sale than to do what they do on Black Friday. To me it's not the amount of the discount that's insulting (any discount to any buyer of anything is ultimately appreciated) - it's the frequency. Either have fairly regular sales or don't. Telling the general public (especially those who don't qualify for the token student discount) that they only way to get a true sale price (albeit not that much of one) is to go shopping on ONE particular day effectively of Apple's choosing is pretty insulting and elitist. And when that day is Black Friday, it also comes across as an incredibly weak effort from a company typically known for anything but.

    What about all those other promos Apple runs throughout the year you say? You mean like the "Buy a Mac for School and get a free iPod" promo? The one that would be more precisely named the "Buy a Mac and buy an iPod at the same time for School and we'll mail you a rebate check in 6 weeks to cover what you had to pay up-front for the iPod" promo? Net result: I end up with a new Mac (what I originally wanted to buy) and a new iPod (which I may or may not have wanted originally) - all for the cost of a new Mac (what I was going to spend originally, not counting my six-week loan to Apple.) A promo is therefore not a sale.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    E-mail...

    In an email, they outlined cheaper in store prices, expanded hours, rebates and the like, in addition to online deals.

    - A

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