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MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2013 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 some of the current-generation products of interest and their respective discounts:
|16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi (Gray)||$499||-$41|
|32GB iPad Air Wi-Fi (Gray)||$599||-$41|
|64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi (Gray)||$699||-$60|
|128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi (Gray)||$799||-$70|
|11.6" MacBook Air 128GB||$999||-$102|
|11.6" MacBook Air 256GB||$1199||-$102|
|13.3" MacBook Air 128GB||$1099||-$102|
|13.3" MacBook Air 256GB||$1299||-$102|
|13" MacBook Pro (Retina) 128GB||$1299||-$102|
|13" MacBook Pro (Retina) 256GB||$1499||-$102|
|13" MacBook Pro (Retina) 512GB||$1799||-$102|
|15" MacBook Pro (Retina) 256GB||$1999||-$150|
|15" MacBook Pro (Retina) 512GB||$2599||-$150|
|21.5" iMac 2.7GHz||$1299||-$102|
|21.5" iMac 2.9GHz||$1499||-$102|
|27" iMac 3.2GHz||$1799||-$102|
|27" iMac 3.4GHz||$1999||-$102|
Discounts on the MacBook Airs are most notable for a percentage of their total price. Also notable are the $150 discounts for 15" Retina MacBook Pros. MacMall also offers steeper discounts for previous generation machines.
When looking for the cheapest price, it's good to know which retailers charge sales tax automatically. MacMall charges sales tax in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
MacMall also runs physical retail stores in Illinois (Chicago) and California (Santa Monica, Torrance, Huntington Beach) and are offering in-store deals at those locations.
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.