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Japanese shoppers queue up for Apple Store lucky bags

updated 11:10 am EST, Mon January 2, 2012

Some bags filled with expensive items

Japanese shoppers lined up in front of Apple Stores on New Year's Day for a chance at a lucky bag, reports note. Lucky bags are New Year's tradition at Japanese retail; store visitors have to pay for them, but in exchange they get a mystery collection of products, typically at a discount. This year Apple is said to have charged 33,000 yen (about $428), and offered some lucrative items.

At Apple's Fukuoka Tenjin store, people lined up around the corner in spite of the rain. Particularly lucky shoppers may have come away with a MacBook Air or an iPad 2. More likely, though, were items like an 8GB iPod touch, headphones, cases, and/or a special 2012 New Year's t-shirt.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If I paid $428 bucks for what they show in the photograph, I'd be well pee-ed off. Who can afford to pony up that kind of money without knowing what you're going to get? Is this not a weird form of gambling?

  1. SockRolid

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Feathers: ever hear of eBay?

    There's a Japanese eBay site bro / sis. Not to worry.

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