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Apple Computer early Friday morning kicked-off the 2006 holiday shopping season with its annual "Black Friday" sale, offering significant discounts on Macs, iPods and accessories.

Macs and iPods

As part of this year's sale, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is offering a $101 discount on all MacBook and iMac models, $31 off its updated fifth-generation video iPods and $21 off its second-generation iPod nanos.

Mac accessories

A handful of Mac accessory discounts include $41.00 off the Apple AirPort Express Base Station, $11.00 off the Apple wireless Mighty Mouse, and $21.95 off Canon's PIXMA mini260 Photo Printer.

iPod accessories

iPod accessory discounts are far more abundant, including $5.00 off the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, $11.00 off the Apple iPod Radio Remote, $21.95 off the Belkin TuneTalk Stereo, and $61.95 off the Sonic Impact VIDEO-55.

Specific iPod car audio deals include $21.95 off Kensington's Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger and RDS FM Transmitter/Car Charger, as well as $5.95 off Sony's CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter.

Apple is also offering $101.95 off Shure's E5C Sound and E500PTH Sound Isolating Earphones, $61.95 off the E4C Sound Isolating Earphones, $41.95 off the E3C Sound Isolating Earphones, $21.95 off the E2C Sound Isolating Earphones, $11.95 off the Sennheiser PX100 Headphones, and $5.00 off the second-generation Apple iPod Earphones.

Over a half dozen iPod cases are part of the sale, including $5.00 off the Apple iPod nano Armband (Grey), $10.95 off iSkin's eVo3 cases, $11.00 off the Nike + Sport Armband, $11.95 off the Incase Sports Case with Armband for iPod nano, $11.95 off the XtremeMac SportWrap for iPod (Black), and $6.95 off Agent 18's VideoShields.

Apple Computer's Black Friday Sale 2006
Speakers and Audio

Apple has also knocked $51 off the cost of its iPod Hi-Fi, $31.95 off Logitech's AudioStation Express, $21.95 off JBL's Creature II Speakers, $21.95 off M-Audio's Keystation 49e USB Midi Keyboard and $6.95 off Sony's Personal Speakers SRS-P11Q.

Software

In the software department, Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition has been knocked down by $41.95, .Mac by $31.95, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 by $21.95 and Parallels Desktop for Mac, The Sims 2, Call of Duty 2 and Sid Meier's Civilization IV each by $11.95,

Notebook cases

Rounding out Friday's sale are discounts on a handful of notebook bags, including $41.95 off the Incase Ripstop Backpack, $21.95 off the Brenthaven Metro Bag, $11.95 off the STM Alley 13" Shoulder Bag, and $5.95 off the Incase Neoprene Sleeve.

Items discounted as part of the 2006 Apple "Black Friday" are available through the company's online store and its national retail chain. The sale ends Friday at midnight.
post #2 of 66
this is cool. i have been wanting civ 4 for awile ad this may just bee the ocastion to get it.
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Most of those are very modest discounts, I wouldn't exactly call it "slashing."
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Originally Posted by ascii

Most of those are very modest discounts, I wouldn't exactly call it "slashing."

neither would I, but this is apple they NEVER put things on sale . Maybe we should call it peeling?
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post #5 of 66
i was kinda hoping for discounts across the line, since i've been biding my time on a macbook pro for the deepest possible discount (i guess it makes sense to discount the consumer-level stuff, but still... pro's like a bargain, too!) now i get to wait and hope that refurbs of the core2 duo mbp'ss get in the channel pre-holidays.

anyone know how long from release dates we usually see refurbs for sale? one month? two months? i figure the refurb discount essentially shoulders the price burden of the extended warranty i'll buy.
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post #6 of 66
Is there a sale in the education store as well?
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post #7 of 66
.Mac for $68, I might give it a try
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post #8 of 66
Yes, the discount is ontop of the educational discount. I just ordered a macbook, $111 off today and $50 off educational discount. Cost $1199 (CAN). And still with free shipping. A christmas present for my folks !
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Originally Posted by wealjays

Is there a sale in the education store as well?

And what about other countries, in Europe...? Can I purchase an iPod nano on the US Store with these "slahed" prices ?
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Originally Posted by KHannibal

And what about other countries, in Europe...? Can I purchase an iPod nano on the US Store with these "slahed" prices ?

Nope,
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Originally Posted by ascii

Most of those are very modest discounts, I wouldn't exactly call it "slashing."

Yeah, basically, it's knocking off sales tax plus a few cents. I'd rather order from the online dealers, which often have a discount or rebate and no sales tax.
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Does Apple charge tax when you buy from their online store?
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Does Apple charge tax when you buy from their online store?

yes, they do charge tax.
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THIS SUCKS...i purchased 2 macbooks and a nano yesterday, hmmm i wonder if they would give me the discount. have they done this before...others on this forum said no....hmmm history is changing me-lassies.
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Hmmmmm I could use one of those Notebook Bags for my new Macbook which I bought Wendsday....

yep Folks, I finally have a Mac and I love it to tears

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Originally Posted by saleski

Yes, the discount is ontop of the educational discount. I just ordered a macbook, $111 off today and $50 off educational discount. Cost $1199 (CAN). And still with free shipping. A christmas present for my folks !

Did you notice that on the Canadian store the discount for the white models is $111 but the discount for the more expensive black model is $101? I wonder if Apple made a mistake when they put up the numbers on the Canadian store: the American store has discounts of $101 on all three macbooks.
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I did notice the "black tax" again. I'm still not sure why the black is so popular...from 10ft away it looks like an IBM. eewwww. Plus the white looks great with my 40" mac-white Samsung LCD TV !
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Originally Posted by g3pro

yes, they do charge tax.

But only if there is an Apple Retail store physically located in state, o/w there should be no sales tax (at least, that is the norm for all e-retailers; unless Apple is different).
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Originally Posted by NOFEER

THIS SUCKS...i purchased 2 macbooks and a nano yesterday, hmmm i wonder if they would give me the discount. have they done this before...others on this forum said no....hmmm history is changing me-lassies.

SWEEEEEET---called customer service about my 5 invoices ( i bought a lot of mac stuff) they are giving me the discounts....yo-baby

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Originally Posted by AppleInsider

Apple Computer early Friday morning kicked-off the 2006 holiday shopping season with its annual "Black Friday" sale, offering significant discounts on Macs, iPods and accessories.

I bought the Video 55 for my iPod today. I wanted to buy it earlier this week, but then waited for this day. Normally $299, it was $238 - what a savings!
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Originally Posted by wealjays

Is there a sale in the education store as well?

Just called Apple to check, since someone above mentioned there was a "double" discount: I was told by the Apple salesperson that you get either the Black Friday discount or the educational discount.

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Originally Posted by KHannibal

And what about other countries, in Europe...? Can I purchase an iPod nano on the US Store with these "slahed" prices ?


Australia is getting it on December 1st. See Here. So it could be that Europe will get a sale as well.
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Originally Posted by furious_

Australia is getting it on December 1st. See Here. So it could be that Europe will get a sale as well.

Well... Nothing in Switzerland for the moment... Later perhaps... Actually there is something else, but it's only a guide... No trace of anything similar to this...
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Store is getting hammered at the moment (US Store shows "Can't connect to application instance")
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Originally Posted by furious_

Australia is getting it on December 1st. See Here. So it could be that Europe will get a sale as well.

Fracking sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet BOOOO YEAHHHHH !!!11!!!1!!! Or in Aussie, "You bloody ripper!!!"
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram

Just called Apple to check, since someone above mentioned there was a "double" discount: I was told by the Apple salesperson that you get either the Black Friday discount or the educational discount.

Sorry mate, but this makes sense. Companies hardly, if ever, allow double-ups on promotions. 8)
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Apple store US Down. Message:: "We'll be back soon" ... Either mad ass demand or new products???? Heh. Sweeeeet. 8)
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider

As part of this year's sale, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is offering a
$101 discount on all MacBook and iMac models,
$31 off its updated fifth-generation video iPods and
$21 off its second-generation iPod nanos.

Hmmm... estimates on Australia Dec 1st sale..........
AUD $121 off all MacBooks, MacBookPros and iMacs,
AUD $41 off all latest-gen iPod videos
AUD $31 off all latest-gen iPod nanos.

Optimistic I think ... Otherwise matching discounts are
AUD $101 off all MacBooks, MacBookPros and iMacs,
AUD $31 off all latest-gen iPod videos
AUD $21 off all latest-gen iPod nanos.

$100 off a MacBook is nice. Good time to buy MacBook or MacBookPros
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post #32 of 66
I almost placed an order earlier today on the Apple store. Now I finally got on ready to do it and it's down. Now I'm curious. I'd like to think they'll add more sales, maybe money off on a MacBook Pro
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I go pack my golf bag now for this weekend. W000t!1!!
post #35 of 66
what the crap! apple store is down for the past 10 minutes
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and now it just came up and I don't see any sales. Am I wrong? It seems they are gone and had the idea this is a 24 hour sale. I wasn't going to cut my order close to midnight but it's 6PM mountain time now.I never expected it to end this soon. I'm hoping this is a mistake. I was going to order some products anyway so that won't stop me but yet I don't want to order and see the prices back in 10 minutes.
post #37 of 66
store is back. And the sale is still going on. Their server is getting hammered right now...it's going to be huge for AAPL
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....Their server is getting hammered right now...it's going to be huge for AAPL

Totally. What a freakin' blowout quarter this is going to be for Apple. They must be very confident of what to do in 2007 to roll off this huge momentum. They'd better. I feel it in my bones though, 2007 is going to be very interesting and great expansion of Apple's services and products, while keeping its core values and unique selling points.
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Originally Posted by taoshen1983

store is back. And the sale is still going on. Their server is getting hammered right now...it's going to be huge for AAPL

I logged on to the site (specifically the store) at least at six or seven different points today (since I had quite a bit of holiday shopping to do), and not once did Apple's server seem slow or "hammered." This was between 11 AM and 7 PM EDT in the US. I also got on the phone three times to follow up with questions/concerns related to my order(s), and I was HUGELY impressed by how quickly I got thru to a live person from Apple each time.

I did not experience anything close to what you are talking about.

Are you sure it was not a problem with your ISP? (The only reason I ask is because of your deduction from the experience that ".....it's going to be huge for AAPL").
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

Totally. What a freakin' blowout quarter this is going to be for Apple. They must be very confident of what to do in 2007 to roll off this huge momentum. They'd better. I feel it in my bones though, 2007 is going to be very interesting and great expansion of Apple's services and products, while keeping its core values and unique selling points.

Hey Sunil, since you like AAPL as much as I do, why don't you own some shares like your brother is?
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