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In advance of the biggest shopping day of the year, Apple has posted a teaser for a Nov. 26 Black Friday sale on its website, telling customers to come back to the Apple Online Store on Friday for a special "holiday shopping event."

The teaser, which is part of Apple's online holiday gift guide, invites customers to "wrap it up this Friday" at the company's "special one-day Apple shopping event."

"Youll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list," reads the teaser, which displays a holiday gift box made up of various Apple products.

Apple has traditionally offered modest discounts on Black Friday (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), leaving its authorized resellers to come up with steeper discounts. Last year, Apple offered $101 off MacBook Pros and iMacs, while resellers slashed prices by as much as $300.

The iPad is expected to be a top gift this holiday season. According to analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets, Apple recently increased iPad orders in anticipation of strong holiday sales.

Brian White of Ticonderoga securities believes Apple has one of the hottest product lineups ever. "We believe the most coveted gift this holiday season will be the iPad," White wrote in a note to investors.

post #2 of 32
Might I remind people that Apple's Black Friday sales have always been underwhelming in the past. Don't expect anything "super amazing" this year besides some modest discounts (and why would they, they have the hottest Christmas gift of the year, the iPad)
post #3 of 32
This is Apple's way of trying to generate interest in saving 4%-8%.
Any saving is nice if you were going to buy anyway, but the "deals" Apple typically offers are no reason to open your MacBook and click "Buy".
post #4 of 32
I love APPLE dont get me wrong but their shitty black friday sale really ain't no sale! and we all know that. "iPad $489 on Black Friday!" catch my drift!!!
post #5 of 32
25% off the new Apple TV and I'am sold! Oh well, a guy can dream no?
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bregalad View Post

This is Apple's way of trying to generate interest in saving 4%-8%.
Any saving is nice if you were going to buy anyway, but the "deals" Apple typically offers are no reason to open your MacBook and click "Buy".

Man, you get the same deal going to the eduction website today!
post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by mgl323 View Post

25% off the new Apple TV and I'am sold! Oh well, a guy can dream no?

You dream about saving $25 !?
post #8 of 32
does this add onto education discount? i can already save 200 bucks on a macbook pro with student education discount. with black friday, im hoping another 100 bucks off... but i doubt its going to happen.
hoping at least the magic mouse drops to 50bucks from 69
post #9 of 32
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You dream about saving $25 !?

It's better than nothing no?
post #10 of 32
Expect a nice discount from APPLE. Doesn't mean that if you have the initiative and time that you won't be able to find a better price.
post #11 of 32
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You dream about saving $25 !?

You two are pretty funny : )

And $25 is $25! That's lunch and then some.

Or 25 TV show rentals.

Or a down payment on a second Apple TV.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by dagamer34 View Post

Might I remind people that Apple's Black Friday sales have always been underwhelming in the past. Don't expect anything "super amazing" this year besides some modest discounts (and why would they, they have the hottest Christmas gift of the year, the iPad)

Massive discounts devalue the brand. Apple's typical Black Friday discounts are very modest, typically less than 10%.

Big-time discounting is for companies having problems selling heir products at full retail. That is not a problem for Apple. Why should they discount their products when they sell well the other eleven months of the year?

Let's face it. After the holiday season is over, most retailers will gripe about sales, yet Apple will post Yet Another Record Quarter.
post #13 of 32
It would be nice if Apple dropped their Australian prices to match the US, after all our dollar is at parity.

Price have not been updated, they seem stuck in a timewarp, a 99c US song is $A1.69, a 99c US App is $A1.29 reflecting the value of the $A at the initial time of pricing.

99c US = $A1
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post #14 of 32
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Let's face it. After the holiday season is over, most retailers will gripe about sales, yet Apple will post Yet Another Record Quarter.

True!

On that note, does anyone remember a holiday season where the final evaluation in Jan or Feb was not described as disappointing? I know there are sometimes positive reports in the middle of the season or right after "Black Friday," but it seems that if you wait, the sales are always reported as less than expected or less than before...
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post #15 of 32
A teaser on the Apple website, huh? A sale, they say? What do I get, a free Beatle with every MBA?
post #16 of 32
Black Friday Sale - They'll toss in a second FREE white Apple sticker.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

It would be nice if Apple dropped their Australian prices to match the US, after all our dollar is at parity.

Price have not been updated, they seem stuck in a timewarp, a 99c US song is $A1.69, a 99c US App is $A1.29 reflecting the value of the $A at the initial time of pricing.

99c US = $A1

It is probably to cover the shipping costs....
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

In advance of the biggest shopping day of the year, Apple has posted a teaser for a Nov. 26 Black Friday sale on its website, telling customers to come back to the Apple Online Store on Friday for a special "holiday shopping event."

The teaser, which is part of Apple's online holiday gift guide, invites customers to "wrap it up this Friday" at the company's "special one-day Apple shopping event."

"Youll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list," reads the teaser, which displays a holiday gift box made up of various Apple products.

Apple has traditionally offered modest discounts on Black Friday (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), leaving its authorized resellers to come up with steeper discounts. Last year, Apple offered $101 off MacBook Pros and iMacs, while resellers slashed prices by as much as $300.

The iPad is expected to be a top gift this holiday season. According to analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets, Apple recently increased iPad orders in anticipation of strong holiday sales.

Brian White of Ticonderoga securities believes Apple has one of the hottest product lineups ever. "We believe the most coveted gift this holiday season will be the iPad," White wrote in a note to investors.

Heard MBA selling for 35% off list price. who knows?
post #19 of 32
I have to say, every single year, Apple's black Friday sales get way overhyped, and the actual discounts are borderline pathetic/insulting. Yea I'm going to run out and buy a $2000 computer because there's a $100 discount. What a joke.
post #20 of 32
I'm finally getting an iPod touch this year. It's amazing the amount of time my wife and I have spent trying to find the "best" deal. We're talking price differences of $5-10!! Just buy the silly thing!

- Jasen.
post #21 of 32
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It's better than nothing no?

No, it is not. It's an insult to the buyer's intelligence and pocketbook. This is right in line with "the day you will remember forever" and you get the Beatles catalog. Don't get me wrong, it was a long overdue event, but not one that will find a permanent place on my calendar, while the world was waiting for them to disclose something truly useful like a streaming service, etc.

The RDF strikes again.
post #22 of 32
Quit whining. If you want a better price at an Apple Store, ASK for it. In the few days following Black Friday, I've gotten discounts on computers and other larger-ticket items that equaled the best offered by online resellers, except that I've had to pay local sales tax. Know your price, ask, and they'll check with the store manager. The worst they can say is no.

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post #23 of 32
If you just google for Apple Black Friday 2009 you'll find this:

http://news.cnet.com/apples-black-friday-deals/

Looks like Apple did 10% of. Which is not much... but.... when you're buying a $1000+ laptop... saving $100 is great.

You could get a laptop for yourself (or whoever) and use the saved $100 to $150 to buy an ipod nano/touch/etc. for someone else...
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by dksmidtx View Post

No, it is not. It's an insult to the buyer's intelligence and pocketbook. This is right in line with "the day you will remember forever" and you get the Beatles catalog. Don't get me wrong, it was a long overdue event, but not one that will find a permanent place on my calendar, while the world was waiting for them to disclose something truly useful like a streaming service, etc.

The RDF strikes again.

You will remember that day forever though.

You'll remember it as being a disappointment!
post #25 of 32
Apples Black Friday event always isn't. Every year there are always a few rumors of a "real" sale. And every year it is always 5%, maybe 10% if your lucky, on some items- which only matches what MacMall, Amazon, etc. sale the products for all the time.
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by blueeddie View Post

does this add onto education discount? i can already save 200 bucks on a macbook pro with student education discount. with black friday, im hoping another 100 bucks off... but i doubt its going to happen.
hoping at least the magic mouse drops to 50bucks from 69


Typically, these sales are not cummulative with the educational discount - you can get one or the other, but not both. (Of course, since there usually isn't an educational discount on iOS devices, this might be a good time to look at them).
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

You two are pretty funny : )

And $25 is $25! That's lunch and then some.

Or 25 TV show rentals.

Or a down payment on a second Apple TV.

or one blu ray movie
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post #28 of 32
Best deals I've gotten from Apple is during the Fall Semester at college. My school offers the last gen computers for much cheaper PLUS the free iPod gig.

So far bought:
Fall 2008 - iMac 24" (2.4 ghz, 2 ram) for 1k + free iPod
Fall 2009 - Macbook (Aluminum 2.0ghz, 2 ram) for 1100 + free iPod
Fall 2010 - Macbook Pro (13", 2.53 ghz, 4 ram) for 1050 + free iPod

Then i sell the free iPod for 200
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

You two are pretty funny : )

And $25 is $25! That's lunch and then some.

Or 25 TV show rentals.

Or a down payment on a second Apple TV.

what does it say about our society that people will camp outside of stores for a WEEK prior to black friday in order to save an extra $300 on a TV?
what's worse is they can put that model number into bing or google shopping and find an online retailer who will sell it cheaper, with free shipping, and no sales tax, and no sitting in a TENT for a week on a sidewalk. AND NO THREAT OF BEING TRAMPLED TO DEATH BY RETARDED HUDDLED MASSES.

a bit off topic, i know.

Apple black friday deals have historically never been any better than the ADP employee pricing discount i get at apple.com any day of the year.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by GelfTheElf View Post

If you just google for Apple Black Friday 2009 you'll find this:

http://news.cnet.com/apples-black-friday-deals/

Looks like Apple did 10% of. Which is not much... but.... when you're buying a $1000+ laptop... saving $100 is great.

You could get a laptop for yourself (or whoever) and use the saved $100 to $150 to buy an ipod nano/touch/etc. for someone else...

Great idea. This is how Apple thinks as well. You "save" and after that you spend it again, on Apple product.
post #31 of 32
I was going to wait on purchasing my iMac for this sale but I couldn't wait. Knowing what the previous discounts were it wasn't worth holding-up my purchase plans. It would be neat/nice if Apple did drop the AppleTV to $75. I'd buy one in a heartbeat at that price. I'm still considering buying one at even $100.

Apple should severly discount their Time Capsules. I'm sure they'll get an update after the new year.
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

It would be nice if Apple dropped their Australian prices to match the US, after all our dollar is at parity.

Price have not been updated, they seem stuck in a timewarp, a 99c US song is $A1.69, a 99c US App is $A1.29 reflecting the value of the $A at the initial time of pricing.

99c US = $A1

Hey, given the stinky state of the US dollar, we shareholders need to find ways to maintain our margins.

Thanks, Aussies.
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