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'Red Friday' to Bring Deals for Asian Apple Customers This Friday

Apple has begun informing customers in several of its Asian markets regarding this Friday's one-day shopping event in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Termed "Red Friday", the event is similar to Apple's Black Friday shopping deals in many areas of the world, where the company offers discounts on a number of different items including Macs, iPads, and iPods, as well as accessories.


According to 9to5Mac, the Red Friday deals will be offered through Apple's online stores in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The deals will be also available in the company's brick-and-mortar stores in China and Hong Kong.

The event also falls during the same week that Apple celebrated the new year in Japan with its annual Lucky Bag promotion, allowing customers to buy bags containing mystery Apple and third-party products at a discounted price of $430.

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38 months ago
That is a neat looking ipad smartcover dragon
Rating: 6 Votes
38 months ago

Did people in Asian countries get Black Friday deals?


No, we didn't get any special deals around Thanksgiving. The last Thursday in November is not a special day anywhere outside the USA.

One year, we got some deals around Dec 22, the Winter Solstice, which is quite a significant feast day in China and Hong Kong[1], although not a holiday per se.

The last few years, there have been offers a few weeks before Chinese New Year, which is easily the biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar. It's basically Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one.

dave

[1] And possibly other places depending on your beliefs.
Rating: 3 Votes
38 months ago

A few tears back, I tried to buy some iPods for relatives back home in Ireland, but there were not international shipping options from the Hong Kong store, and the Irish store wouldn't accept my credit cards.


I few tears, a bout of depression, and some long cold mournful nights of weeping nonstop hoping for a better tomorrow.

I am so sorry for your loss.
Rating: 3 Votes
38 months ago

So can I buy a smart cover on China's Apple site at a discount and have it sent to the U.S.?


I don't think you can buy something in a country specific online store unless you have a credit card issued in that country, and I don't think you can specify delivery to another country.

A few tears back, I tried to buy some iPods for relatives back home in Ireland, but there were not international shipping options from the Hong Kong store, and the Irish store wouldn't accept my credit cards.

This may have changed, so if anyone has done this recently, please chime in. I just don't think you'd see lines of Chinese buyers for iPhones if they could order from the US and get them delivered to China.

Edit: I was going to fix my typo, but a few posters downstream are making with the funny on it, so I'll leave it alone. :) )
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago

What does "Red" refer to exactly?


In many Asian countries red symbolizes good luck and is the traditional color of the Chinese new year.
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago

I don't think you can buy something in a country specific online store unless you have a credit card issued in that country, and I don't think you can specify delivery to another country.

A few tears back, I tried to buy some iPods for relatives back home in Ireland, but there were not international shipping options from the Hong Kong store, and the Irish store wouldn't accept my credit cards.

This may have changed, so if anyone has done this recently, please chime in. I just don't think you'd see lines of Chinese buyers for iPhones if they could order from the US and get them delivered to China.


Apple typically only ships to credit card's issuing country. No international shipping.

Even if they allow international shipping, you would have to pay shipping charges and customs charges.
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago



The number 8 is, not exactly 88. 8 sounds like the Chinese character 發 part of the word 發財.


Same pricing format in Singapore. Ends with 88. Huat ah!
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago

$430 is considered disposable cash in Asian country?Wonder how many in US would spend that much for unknown items?


$430 is indeed a gamble but the items will always have a combine value of more than $430.

The fun is on who will get the best deals worth way higher.
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38 months ago

A few tears back, I tried to buy some iPods for relatives back home in Ireland, but there were not international shipping options from the Hong Kong store, and the Irish store wouldn't accept my credit cards.


so sad, so very sad... :(

(;))
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago
And don't worry, Green Friday is right around the corner, where Apple will throw in a free windmill with every Mac purchase!! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
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