Apple posts Black Friday deals in Australia

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Apple's retail store deals for Black Friday have posted in Australia, indicating its discounts in the US will translate to around $100 savings on desktops and notebooks, and $25 to $50 on iPads and iPods.



Apple's Australian website advertises discounts of A$121 on iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, but the regular price of those items is significantly more than the retail price (before any sales tax) the company charges in its US stores.



Translated into US dollars, that discount would amount to $118.58 off, but the A$1449 base price of the entry level iMac and MacBook Pro means those products cost the equivalent of $1420.02 in US currency, a significant premium over the $1199 price in the US store.



This suggests that Apple's discounts offered in the US will be similar to last year's, when the company discounted iMacs and MacBook Pros by $101. Resellers have posted far more liberal discounts and offers for the Black Friday sale.







Similarly, the iPad and iPod touch are both advertised with discounts of A$51, very close to $50 in US dollars (the exchange rate is A$0.98 to $1 USD.) However, those products regularly list for A$629 and A$289 respectively.



Translated into USD, the iPad in Australia costs $616.42 rather than $499, while the iPod touch costs $283.22 rather than $229.



Similarly, the iPod Nano, which is A$199 and offers a A$25 discount for Black Friday in Australia is only $229 in the US rather than the equivalent of $283.22.



Apple posts US Black Friday deals



Update: Apple has posted its actual deals for tomorrow, and they are nearly inline with expectations.



iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air systems are discounted $101, the iPad is on sale for $41, the iPod touch is discounted by $21, and the iPod nano is $11 off.



A variety of other minor deals apply to the Airport Express and Extreme base stations (both discounted by $11) and TimeCapsule, which is discounted by $21 for the 1TB version and $51 off for the 2TB model.



Other accessories such as keyboards, the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse, the iPad case, Camera Connection kit and standard iPhone headphones are all discounted by $5 to $11.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    I feel privileged to be paying a premium. Makes me proud to be an Aussie.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    .....
  • Reply 3 of 11
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,217member
    Australia is like America 15 hours in the future
  • Reply 4 of 11
    rtm135rtm135 Posts: 310member
    they're basically giving everyone the education discount.



    unimpressed.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rtm135 View Post


    they're basically giving everyone the education discount.



    unimpressed.



    And given that they do this every year, was there really a reason to continue to complain about it?
  • Reply 6 of 11
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,513member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Australia is like America 15 hours in the future



    and upside down
  • Reply 7 of 11
    801801 Posts: 271member
    The Ipads on sale for 41 dollars? must be from that stack of re-re-re-refurbs they got laying around.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by donvreug View Post


    I feel privileged to be paying a premium. Makes me proud to be an Aussie.



    And the retailers here are lobbying the Goverment to tax shopping on overseas Web stores
  • Reply 9 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    cost the equivalent of $1420.02 in US currency, a significant premium over the $1199 price in the US store.



    Your calculation is a bit off. Australian pricing includes GST where as US pricing excludes sales tax. The Australian prices is about $1254 in US dollars.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    5 past midnight PST and the Apple Store "will be back soon".
  • Reply 11 of 11
    Are they providing any iPad contract deals?
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