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post #41 of 53
The uk store is up and it's money off - £80 off a mac book pro, almost £100 off an air, the iPad air is reduced but not the retina mini 1smile.gif
post #42 of 53

It's different in the UK, with discounts not gift cards here. http://store.apple.com/uk

6 to 10% off iPad Airs
4 to 6% off old iPad minis
No reduction on new iPad minis with retina display
7 to 10% off MacBook Airs (£81 off every model)
4 to 8% off new MacBook Pros (£81 off every model)
5 to 7% off iMacs (again, £81 off every model)
No reduction on Mac mini or Mac Pro
No reduction on iPhones or accessories
8 to 13% off iPod touch (£25 off every model)
9% off iPod nano
No reduction on iPod shuffle, classic or accessories
15% off Apple TV (in the UK, the big competition just arrived from Sky who are practically giving away their streaming boxes for £10 each)

post #43 of 53
It just launched in Spain a moment ago, and there are actual discounts - 21 to 35 euros on iPads, 101 euros on MacBooks and iMacs
post #44 of 53
Is 9to5mac a credible site I don't think so, they are very good at bashing Apple.

They should have rename themselves 9to5android.
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by diesel View Post
 

This just shows what Apple is becoming.. a big soulless money-making corporation. Black Friday was always about "hard cash" discounts, not gift cards.. Their profit margin probably allows them to make a $50-100 discount, but now they've just gotten too greedy.

 

Oops, your bad:

Apple's European Black Friday deals offer discounts instead of gift cards

 

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Tim Cook vetoes Apple Retail plan to open additional stores on Thanksgiving, gives workers holiday off


Edited by John.B - 11/28/13 at 5:24pm

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post #46 of 53
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Is 9to5mac a credible site I don't think so, they are very good at bashing Apple.

They should have rename themselves 9to5android.

 

They actually run a sister site named 9to5google.com

 

They're in the same business as AI, MacRumors, Gizmodo, Engadget, etc.:  Controversy generates page views, page views generate ad revenues.

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

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post #47 of 53
I was looking forward to buying a MacBook Air but it's not a discount and it doesn't stack with other discounts like the education or refurb discount like last year. Also it's not available for the retina iPad mini which I purposely held off from buying for this reason. This is a salefail for me.
post #48 of 53
Originally Posted by AdamC View Post
Is 9to5mac a credible site I don't think so, they are very good at bashing Apple.

They should have rename themselves 9to5android.

 

You’re kidding, right?

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #49 of 53
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Have you considered the implications of ‘real’ discounts being provided in Apple stores that are already full to the brim with customers?

 

The death toll for staff and customers would be catastrophic.

 

LOL true!

 

I thought that picture was taken in a Microsoft store after someone bought a Surface RT and didn't get a refund :)


Edited by ibrahim cohen - 11/29/13 at 10:58am
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post #50 of 53

US store got screwed.  No discounts.  Lame gift cards, and cheap ones too.  Even Target offered a better deal with a $100 gift card instead of a $75 gift card.  Would have been nice if Apple matched the price of the Target card.  Target had lots of Apple product to sell, and a long line dedicated to only Apple purchases.

post #51 of 53
Originally Posted by hillstones View Post
Even Target offered a better deal with a $100 gift card instead of a $75 gift card.  Would have been nice if Apple matched the price of the Target card.

 

How can Apple use their own product cards to match the price of Target’s own product cards? There’s no comparison there.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #52 of 53

Boo.  :(

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

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post #53 of 53
USA iTunes still is the best that is why on American market apple do not have to pay so much for new users.
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