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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales 2009, Other Major Discounts on Macs

While Apple's Black Friday sales are over, 3rd party sales remain in effect throughout the weekend. See Chart below.


Apple has officially unveiled their U.S. Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores. The discounts are in line with past year events, ranging from 4-10% depending on the product.

- MacBook Pro ($101 Discount, 4-8%)
- iMac ($101 Discount, 5-8%)
- iPod Nano ($11 Discount, 6-7%)
- iPod Touch ($21-$41 Discount, 10%)
- Apple TV ($21 Discount, 9%)

Other Mac Discounts: Black Friday through Cyber Monday

For more substantial discounts, readers can turn to 3rd party retailers. This year, MacConnection appears to have the most substantial discounts for the majority of Macs by combining instant and rebate discounts. In particular, MacBook Pros are seeing as high as $300 (13%) discounts, with the recently updated iMacs also discounted up to 13%. However, while Amazon may not have the best prices across the board, all the discounts are applied instantly and no mail-in rebate is required.

Prices for MacMall, MacConnection and Amazon have been included, with the best price in bold.

Current ModelRetailMacMallMacConnectionAmazon
13" White MacBook$999-$79-$149 (15%)-$0
13" 2.26GHz MacBook Pro$1199-$99-$150 (13%)-$84
13" 2.53GHz MacBook Pro$1499-$119-$200 (13%)-$84
15" 2.53GHz MB Pro$1699-$109-$200 (12%)-$25
15" 2.66Ghz MB Pro$1999-$151-$250 (13%)-$70
15" 2.8Ghz MB Pro$2299-$224-$300 (13%)-$185
17" 2.8GHz MB Pro$2499-$224-$300 (12%)-$203
1.86GHz MacBook Air$1499-$101 (7%)-$70-$50
2.13GHz SSD MacBook Air$1799-$99 (6%)-$80-$90
2.26GHz Mac mini$599-$20-$25 (4%)-$19
2.53GHz Mac mini$799-$29-$35 (4%)-$34
21" 3.06GHz iMac$1199-$79-$150 (13%)-$5
27" 3.06GHz iMac$1699-$100-$170-$0
27" 2.66GHz Quad iMac$1999-$105-$180 (9%)---
2.66Ghz Quad Core Mac Pro$2499-$200-$200-$200
2 x 2.26GHz "8-Core" Mac Pro$3299-$220-$200-$220
Click on prices to link directly to product.* considered "best" price since no rebate required


App Store Discounts

iPhone developers are discounting their iPhone apps again this holiday season. A full list of discounts can be found at AppShopper, and major publishers like EA and Gameloft already in on the action. Meanwhile, a list of other iPhone game sales have been compiled at TouchArcade.com

Software / Other

- Parallels 5 is discounted to $69 (normally $79) this weekend
- VMWare 3 is discounted to $63.99 (normally $79) this weekend - use Promo Code "dsktp20sale" at checkout.
- Microsoft Office 2008 (Home and Student) for $89.99 (normally $149.95)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for $64.99 after rebate (normally $99.99).
- Amazon has a special page for their Black Friday sales.

Several of the vendors listed are affiliate partners with MacRumors and sales benefit the site financially