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Apple Offering Free Shipping on All U.S. Online Orders Through December 22

Apple today revealed on its U.S. online store page that it will be offering free shipping on all orders placed through December 22nd. Free shipping from Apple typically requires a minimum $50 purchase, so the new program offers customers the opportunity to save some money on lower-cost purchases such as accessories.


In addition to the free shipping on all orders, Apple touts several other benefits such as free engraving on iPods and iPads, signature gift wrapping, and build-to-order Mac configurations as reasons to buy directly from Apple.

The free shipping situation is a bit more complicated internationally, however, with some countries such as New Zealand offering free shipping on all orders through December 25th while stores for other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom are only offering the free shipping for today.

Today is "Cyber Monday", as the Monday following Thanksgiving in the United States has become significant day for online holiday shopping as customers return to work from travels over the holiday weekend. While Apple does not offer specific Cyber Monday discounts on its products, a number of other retailers do participate in deals to help attract customers today.

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35 months ago
Good, because the only thing that was keeping me from ordering Apple products this season was the shipping costs. :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
35 months ago

You mean 33% margin. :D


Wouldn't surprise me if it was a lot bigger. 33% margins in retail terms isn't really a big deal. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
35 months ago

Shaving a bit off that 25% profit margin eh? :eek:


:p


You mean 33% margin. :D
Rating: 3 Votes
35 months ago
Personally I find it very difficult to spend less than 50$ on the Apple store. :D
Rating: 3 Votes
35 months ago
Yea, their profit margin is nice, but they deliver top quality to competitive prices. No plastic cr4p computer starting rattling sounds after 6 months...

My opinion: Nice time for ordering accessories and let them have the margin if they deliver good products. Heck, if they have 90% margin, the price I pay is important and $500 for the best tablet or $1000 for the best ultralight laptop is competitive. If other companies can't do it, better for Apple.
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago
This is a great thing. I hate shopping at the mall this time of year, so now I won't have to and my wife will still get her iPad!
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago
Isn't there something like if you order over a certain amount of money, it is free anyways? I ordered 2 iPads (1st gen / 2nd gen) directly from Apple the time they came out and as far as I remember, I didn't pay shipping - without having this special offer. If so, that would be the time to shop for accessories... my smart cover is a little dirty already... :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes

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