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A pair of leading Apple Authorized Resellers launched early Black Friday sales overnight, offering up to $400 off new Macs, including $150 off white MacBooks, up to $270 off MacBook Pros, up to $180 off iMacs, and up to $100 off new Mac minis and MacBook Airs.

In particular, both MacConnection (sale) and MacMall (sale) have confirmed to AppleInsider that their Black Friday Mac pricing discounts are now available a full day early. It should be noted that MacMall, which recently received an 87 point "recommended" reseller rating from Consumer Reports, is offering instant discounts, while many of MacConnection's savings require customers to participate in mail-in-rebates.

Among the standouts for Mac notebooks this year are several deals from the former, including the sole white MacBook for $849.99 ($149 discount), the 2.66GHz 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 savings), the 2.4GHz 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($200 savings), the 2.53GHz 15" MacBook Pro for $1,579 ($240 savings), and the 2.53GHz 17" MacBook Pro for $2,029 ($270 savings).

The reseller, which appears as if it will retain last year's crown as the most heavily discounted Mac reseller over Black Friday, is also offering big savings on desktops, including the 2.40GHz Mac mini for $599 ($100 savings), the 3.06GHz 21.5" iMac for $1,049.00 ($150 savings), the 3.20GHz 21.5" iMac for $1,349 ($150 savings), the 3.20GHz 27.0" iMac for $1,529 ($170 savings), and the 2.80GHz 27.0" iMac quad-core for $1,819.00 ($180 savings).

Meanwhile, MacMall has teamed up with AppleInsider to offer its readers an additional instant 2% discount off Apple's new family of MacBook Airs when using the links in this article. The promotion results in the lowest prices we've seen on both the 11-inch models, bringing the 1.40GHz 11" MacBook Air 64GB to $941.60 ($57 savings) and the 1.40GHz 11" MacBook Air 128GB to $1,126.01 ($73 savings). With coupons, the resellers prices on the 13-inch MacBook Airs are also within a few dollars of the best prices on those models seen elsewhere. Again, the prices you see on MacMall are the prices you pay, no rebates needed.

MacMall is also offering $400 off 2.66GHz 12-Core Mac Pro and both Amazon and J&R Computer World are selling the new 1.86GHz 13" MacBook Air 256GB for $,1499 ($100 savings). All of these discounts and others can be seen in AppleInsider's Mac Pricing Guide, which is also republished below. The lowest prices are highlighted in bold links and the total discount compared to Apple's suggested retail price can be seen on the far right in red.



It should also be noted the both MacConnection and MacMall are offering free shipping and free printers with each Mac purchase. MacMall is also offering a free copy of Parallels Desktop 6 with each Mac purchase. Both offers are tied to rebates.
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A pair of leading Apple Authorized Resellers launched early Black Friday sales overnight, offering up to $400 off new Macs, including $150 off white MacBooks, up to $270 off MacBook Pros, up to $180 off iMacs, and up to $100 off new Mac minis and MacBook Airs.

In particular, both MacConnection (sale) and MacMall (sale) have confirmed to AppleInsider that their Black Friday Mac pricing discounts are now available a full day early. Among the standouts for Mac notebooks this year are several deals from the former, including the sole white MacBook for $849.99 ($149 discount), the 2.66GHz 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 savings), the 2.4GHz 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($200 savings), the 2.53GHz 15" MacBook Pro for $1,579 ($240 savings), and the 2.53GHz 17" MacBook Pro for $2,029 ($270 savings).

The reseller, which appears as if it will retain last year's crown as the most heavily discounted Mac reseller over Black Friday, is also offering big savings on desktops, including the 2.40GHz Mac mini for $599 ($100 savings), the 3.06GHz 21.5" iMac for $1,049.00 ($150 savings), the 3.20GHz 21.5" iMac for $1,349 ($150 savings), the 3.20GHz 27.0" iMac for $1,529 ($170 savings), and the 2.80GHz 27.0" iMac quad-core for $1,819.00 ($180 savings).

Meanwhile, MacMall is offering $400 off 2.66GHz 12-Core Mac Pro and both Amazon and J&R Computer World are selling the new 1.86GHz 13" MacBook Air 256GB for $,1499 ($100 savings). All of these discounts and others can be seen in AppleInsider's Mac Pricing Guide, which is also republished below. The lowest prices are highlighted in bold links and the total discount compared to Apple's suggested retail price can be seen on the far right in red.



It should also be noted the both MacConnection and MacMall are offering free shipping and free printers with each Mac purchase. MacMall is also offering a free copy of Parallels Desktop 6 with each Mac purchase. Both offers are tied to rebates.

That is great savings I wish they had this where I reside in the Philippines.Here you get nothing off.
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For those who live anywhere around a MicroCenter store, their Black Friday price on the MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz) is the best yet by a healthy margin... $999.
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For those who live anywhere around a MicroCenter store, their Black Friday price on the MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz) is the best yet by a healthy margin... $999.

1199-999=200; 200/1199=16,6% not bad.
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iPad specials? I guess Apple know what they don't have to discount!
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post #6 of 27
would be interesting for Apple Insider to put a percentage calculation in the discount column on the right...
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iPad specials? I guess Apple know what they don't have to discount!

Except these aren't Apple discounts- Apple should be so generous. Check the Apple store tomorrow yourself and see if Apple matches these deals.
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That is great savings I wish they had this where I reside in the Philippines.Here you get nothing off.

We do a bit better than you in the UK although still far off of the discount that the Americans get. Lol, if they get $150 off of something from Apple.com we'd be lucky to get £10 off!
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Except these aren't Apple discounts- Apple should be so generous. Check the Apple store tomorrow yourself and see if Apple matches these deals.

Good point.
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We do a bit better than you in the UK although still far off of the discount that the Americans get. Lol, if they get $150 off of something from Apple.com we'd be lucky to get £10 off!

That tea tax incident really came back to bite eh?
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We do a bit better than you in the UK although still far off of the discount that the Americans get. Lol, if they get $150 off of something from Apple.com we'd be lucky to get £10 off!

Then you slap on the 20% VAT and it's game over. Ouch!
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Except these aren't Apple discounts- Apple should be so generous. Check the Apple store tomorrow yourself and see if Apple matches these deals.

Seems unlikely. They have no reason to discount already hot sellers.

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would be interesting for Apple Insider to put a percentage calculation in the discount column on the right...

You're on a computer and you can't figure out percentages ??? What's up with that???
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A pair of leading Apple Authorized Resellers launched early Black Friday sales overnight, offering up to $400 off new Macs, including $150 off white MacBooks, up to $270 off MacBook Pros, up to $180 off iMacs, and up to $100 off new Mac minis and MacBook Airs...

Am I the only one that thinks it's kind of trashy and rude when a Mac Tech blog or rumour site puts up "stories" about "great deals at store X, Y, or Z?"

It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday" (and what a horrible, horrible name that is!), it's just plain old boring and lame.

I could see the logic of putting up a notice in the forum for your users (at least those who care), but making it a "story" on the front page is lame, lame, lame IMO.

One of the reasons I never visit the forums here is that I don't care to talk endlessly about everything Apple, (like sales, and who wants to trade crap, and what everyone's opinion about stuff is). I come here to the front page only, to read topical and current stories and rumours about Apple technology and forthcoming Apple products and services.

This is not that.
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It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday"

There will be a sale tomorrow in Canada too. Imo since Apple "sales" are extremely rare, this one is worth mentionning.
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Target has a good deal on iPod touches. They sent out a mailer with a 10% off coupon and a $15 gift card if you spend $150 or more. Not certain they are stackable. Not "great" if you are shopping for an 8 GB model, but good if you're after one of the larger ones.

Walmart has a $50 card with the purchase of the 8 GB model. Online they have the 32 GB model for $278 with an accessory kit

Best Buy is offering gift cards at their online store. $30, $40, $50 for the 8 GB, 32 GB & 64 GB respectively. Thurs - Saturday.

Amazon has the 32 GB for $280 plus a $20 gift card. 8 GB for $200.
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Am I the only one that thinks it's kind of trashy and rude when a Mac Tech blog or rumour site puts up "stories" about "great deals at store X, Y, or Z?"

It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday" (and what a horrible, horrible name that is!), it's just plain old boring and lame.

I could see the logic of putting up a notice in the forum for your users (at least those who care), but making it a "story" on the front page is lame, lame, lame IMO.

One of the reasons I never visit the forums here is that I don't care to talk endlessly about everything Apple, (like sales, and who wants to trade crap, and what everyone's opinion about stuff is). I come here to the front page only, to read topical and current stories and rumours about Apple technology and forthcoming Apple products and services.

This is not that.

941 posts indicate otherwise. Would you like some cheese with that ...?
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Deals are now live in the Australian Apple Store. $51 off iPads, iPod touch and $121 off most macs except the low end MacBook air and white MacBook. Many accessories discounted too.

Linky: http://store.apple.com/au/browse/cam...fo-fy11-bf0001
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Aint gonna get any discounts on iPad my friends...Steve Jobs is a recluse but he aint stupid...he knows full well the iPad is a billion time slicker that RIM's iRipOffBook, or BlackBerry tablet.... or whatever those boys up in Waterloo who are still hoding on to the 1990s are calling it these days.
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Aint gonna get any discounts on iPad my friends...Steve Jobs is a recluse but he aint stupid...he knows full well the iPad is a billion time slicker that RIM's iRipOffBook, or BlackBerry tablet.... or whatever those boys up in Waterloo who are still hoding on to the 1990s are calling it these days.

They are already discounted in international online apple stores (it's Friday in Australia already). Steve is using this to clear out inventory before the new model launches in Jan/Feb next year.
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Deals are now live in the Australian Apple Store. $51 off iPads, iPod touch and $121 off most macs except the low end MacBook air and white MacBook. Many accessories discounted too.

Linky: http://store.apple.com/au/browse/cam...fo-fy11-bf0001

Looks like about 10% off. That's what most retailers in the US are offering now. I'm bouncing between the 8 GB and the 32 GB. The 8 GB because of cost, but I'm planning to get a GPS add-on, and I think the extra space would be better for map databases; I don't want the unit filled with maps & have to unload the map app every time I want to load some movies or games.

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You might just as well take a course at a local qualified Community College and apply the Education Discount.

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Deals are now live in the Australian Apple Store. $51 off iPads, iPod touch and $121 off most macs except the low end MacBook air and white MacBook. Many accessories discounted too.

Linky: http://store.apple.com/au/browse/cam...fo-fy11-bf0001

Shhhhh. Don't tell the Prof.

It might ruin his day.
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Am I the only one that thinks it's kind of trashy and rude when a Mac Tech blog or rumour site puts up "stories" about "great deals at store X, Y, or Z?"

It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday" (and what a horrible, horrible name that is!), it's just plain old boring and lame.

I could see the logic of putting up a notice in the forum for your users (at least those who care), but making it a "story" on the front page is lame, lame, lame IMO.

One of the reasons I never visit the forums here is that I don't care to talk endlessly about everything Apple, (like sales, and who wants to trade crap, and what everyone's opinion about stuff is). I come here to the front page only, to read topical and current stories and rumours about Apple technology and forthcoming Apple products and services.

This is not that.

Agreed, and it's interesting to see that AI went back and added an extra paragraph after the initial article was published, which states, in part:

"MacMall, which recently received an 87 point "recommended" reseller rating from Consumer Reports, is offering instant discounts, while many of MacConnection's savings require customers to participate in mail-in-rebates."

AI did this, it appears, to push readers towards MacMall, with whom they have an ongoing advertising and promotion deal. Yet they didn't event note that the article had been updated with the new paragraph that spreads FUD against the price leader in the category.

Highly irregular from a journalistic standpoint to be pushing an advertiser over another site, but that's what happens when money invades the reporting side of the house, as it appears to have done of late at AI.
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It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday" (and what a horrible, horrible name that is!), it's just plain old boring and lame.

1) Where are the AI stats saying that only half are from the US?

2) Considering its a US-based site, about a US-based company, in a nation with the highest GDP, and that (by your assesment) gets half its readers from the US, leaving the other half for about 200* countries to split its odd that you would not see how despicable your remark is.

3) Its also odd that you would come to this site, read the headline, read the blurb, read the article, then post on the articles thread as if you were somehow tricked into reading what should be obvious by the title. Where is the bait and switch?

4) Canadians have a Thanksgiving, too, usually the 2nd Monday in October so learn a little about it before you post. Also, harvest feasts are common in many cultures throughout history.

5) Its hard to understand what you could find so offensive about Black Friday. If you think its racist, well youll be wrong, yet again. The usage is well documented and the event is well known since the Christmas holiday season brings about increased shopping for nations with a heavy Christian following, but since Christianity is far less than ½ of the worlds population (going back to the readership of this site) any advertisements or articles referencing Christmas on the interner are offensive to you.



* Could be higher or lower depending on your definition of a sovereign sate.
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Am I the only one that thinks it's kind of trashy and rude when a Mac Tech blog or rumour site puts up "stories" about "great deals at store X, Y, or Z?"

It's not only rude to approximately half of your readership who don't live in the USA and don't give a rat's petuti about American Thanksgiving or "Black Friday" (and what a horrible, horrible name that is!), it's just plain old boring and lame.

I could see the logic of putting up a notice in the forum for your users (at least those who care), but making it a "story" on the front page is lame, lame, lame IMO.

One of the reasons I never visit the forums here is that I don't care to talk endlessly about everything Apple, (like sales, and who wants to trade crap, and what everyone's opinion about stuff is). I come here to the front page only, to read topical and current stories and rumours about Apple technology and forthcoming Apple products and services.

This is not that.

Sheesh! What a silly rant.
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post #27 of 27
A couple interesting tidbits I noticed at Amazon.com.
  1. The resellers there look to be selling new and refurbished iPads at more than the retail price even though Apple’s site lists 24-hours for shipping (i.e.: supply is good). Add to Apple’s Black friday deals those sellers are only selling to unaware shoppers.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=all
    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...mco=OTY2ODA0NQ
  2. The 16Gb WiFi iPad is the #1 selling iPad — also #1 in tablets — which isn’t surprising, but what does surprise me is the 64Gb WiFi+3G iPad is the #2 selling iPad.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...rsr_e_1_3_last
  3. The Zenithink ePad has jumped up in the tablet ranks from #11 to #5 since yesterday. I know someone who bought one for his wife (no, he actually does love her) so I’ll get to hear how well it works from him, but I doubt it’ll be any different from some of the reviews of the device.

    http://www.amazon.com/Zenithink-Touc...763783&sr=1-12
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