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MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2012 Sale on Macs, iPods and iPads


Online retailer MacMall has kicked off their 60 hour Black Friday sale just now. The sale runs until midnight on Friday. Traditionally, 3rd party retailers have offered better discounts than Apple once sales tax is taken into account. MacRumors is an affiliate partner of MacMall.

Their full sale list covers both new and previous generation products. We've pulled out the current-generation products of interest and their respective discounts:

Current Model Retail MacMall
16GB iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) $499 -$25
32GB iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) $599 -$41
64GB iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) $699 -$45
11" 1.7GHz 64GB MacBook Air $999 -$101
11" 1.7Hz 128GB MacBook Air $1099 -$101
13" 1.8GHz 128GB MacBook Air $1199 -$101
13" 1.8GHz 256GB MacBook Air $1499 -$101
13" 2.5GHz MacBook Pro $1199 -$101
13" 2.9GHz MacBook Pro $1499 -$101
15" 2.3GHz MacBook Pro $1799 -$101
15" 2.6GHz MacBook Pro $2199 -$101
13" 2.5GHz Retina MBP $1699 -$101
13" 2.5GHz Retina MBP $1999 -$101
15" 2.3GHz Retina MBP $2199 -$151
15" 2.6GHz Retina MBP $2799 -$151
2.5GHz Dual-Core Mac Mini $599 -$25
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mac Mini $799 -$25
Click on prices to link directly to product.

Discounts on the MacBook Airs are notable for a percentage of their total price, while the 15" Retina MacBook Pros have the largest dollar amount in savings.

When looking for the cheapest price, it's good to know which retailers charge sales tax automatically. MacMall charges sales tax in California, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

We expect to see additional Black Friday sales at Apple's online store though that doesn't kick in until Black Friday itself. We will also cover other sales and discounts. Please send in any notable Apple-related sales.

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18 months ago
not impressed
Rating: 18 Positives
18 months ago

Old iMac model :/


You cannot possibly expect Apple to release a new version of a product and then immediately discount it on Black Friday.
Rating: 14 Positives
18 months ago
Wow, a whole $25 off a $500 ipad. :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Positives
18 months ago



I am running an '08 entry spec Macbook with integrated graphics and I am trying to run finite element analysis, numerical analysis, CAD and Final Cut on it. Watching paint dry is comparatively interesting. Come on Apple! I NEEED this!!


What field of work are you in ?

Generally, people that use those programs don't need all of them.

AutoCAD and final cut ?

Sounds like you must be pretty smart yet you made an awful choice for a work machine a few years ago.
Rating: 9 Positives
18 months ago
Isn't that an Android tablet in the picture ?
Rating: 6 Positives
18 months ago
Better than nothing but not impressed. :)
Rating: 5 Positives
18 months ago
Those sales are good if you happen to need an Apple product at this time. But they definetely don't justify you running out to get the latest product
Rating: 4 Positives
18 months ago
HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS YOU CAN GET $2 OFF A NEW BLUE iPod SHUFFLE! WOWEE-WOW!!!1!!1!eleventy!1!
Rating: 3 Positives
18 months ago

They really might ought to be more specific than "midnight Friday," as that would be Thursday night, which probably isn't what they have in mind.


I'm curious about your comment. How did you come to this understanding.

I would think that if I said "I'll see you on Friday at midnight" It would be clear that I meant Friday night.


Actually, "midnight Friday" will be at 12:00 am on Friday, which is Friday morning. But that is not what was meant when the phrase was used.
Rating: 2 Positives
18 months ago

Lots of people bitching about this. :confused: So you don't like money off deals. They don't have to lower their prices at all, surely its a bonus that they do.


Yes, they don't have lower prices, but I am fully entitled to sneer at them when they discount a $1500 machine by $100 and act like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

I purchased my 27" iMac on sale from Apple on Black Friday 2009 just after it was launched - - so the expectation is hardly unprecedented.


THIS. So much this. I have been checking Apple's website regularly since the iMac announcement. Why can't I at least pre-order a new iMac? Don't give me this "Available in November" crap, Apple, just shut up and take my money!
Rating: 2 Positives

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