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  • Apple Planning Massive Black Friday Sale?


    As the holiday shopping season shifts into full gear, companies are systematically unveiling their post-Thanksgiving "Black Friday" sales opportunities. And if a new "leak" reported by Boy Genius is accurate, Apple will be joining the discount party by offering some fairly impressive deals on a host of products.

    According to the leaked flier (which is believed to be accurate) posted on ZDNET, it appears Apple is planning the following Black Friday discounts:

    • Up to 30% off on all iPods (except iPhone and iPod shuffle)
    • Up to 25% off Macs
    • up to 15% off all accessories as well as Apple software and hardware.
    But according to the same report on ZDNET, if you snooze, you lose. If legit and really in the works, there won't be much time to capitalize on the deal.

    The catch? The deals are only good on Friday, November 27. And that itís a rumor, of course.
    Relative to discounts from 2008, Apple has upped its efforts to kick off a robust holiday shopping season. Last year on Black Friday, Apple discounted $101 off the 2GHz unibody MacBook. They also took off $51 from the 20-inch iMac, $11 from the 8GB iPod Nano and $21 from 160GB Apple TV.

    Although your guess is as good as mine as to whether these suspected deals will ultimately manifest, I think its safe to assume that they will. In addition to Apple looking to clear some of its inventory before new products are introduced, possibly as early as January, Apple may still be worried about a tentative economy in a fragile holiday shopping season.

    Unlike others rumors consistently floating around Apple, we won't have to wait much longer to see if these reported discounts ultimately prove to be for real.

    Image via ZDNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Planning Massive Black Friday Sale? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      this is fake beyond belief.
      9to5mac also posted this as well,
      and a few users went to research in depth, and noticed the original site that it was linked to (from this image) was apple's black friday website from last year.

      thats just one of many examples I read ^
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I work for the local newspaper and hopefully I will get a glimpse at the black friday adds tonight . Cant wait . I might be sitting out by Best buys for a week .
    1. tdawg3000's Avatar
      tdawg3000 -
      280$ for a 64 iPod touch? I work at best buy and I sell alot of touches. And the most complaint I get is how much they cost. So my guess if this is true. iPods will just fly!!!
    1. shizumi's Avatar
      shizumi -
      Does that include Apple online store? as i am asking someone to help me buy a headphone for my friend
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Gimme Gimme...
    1. doitchinkstyle's Avatar
      doitchinkstyle -
      Quote Originally Posted by drumstyx View Post
      The funny thing is, this really isn't an amazing deal...even AFTER discounts apple computers are overpriced, and iPods should be so much cheaper to begin with. A black friday sale, I expect things I'm going to buy to be at least 50% off, it's supposed to be a huge sale day! You see 25% and 30% sales all year long, boxing day and black friday should be MAJORLY discounted, but these days, retailers just refuse to take a smaller profit.
      What people in your position refuse to except is that apple is a high end brand name product. Of course it's going to cost more. If you have to complain about the pricing and how even after the discount it is still too expensive for your taste then obviously it's just not for you. No need to whine about it.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i ended up getting an ipod touch out of this deal