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Apple's 'Red Friday' Lunar New Year Sale to Take Place on January 10 in Asia

Apple today announced its annual Lunar New Year sale, a one day event for Asian countries that is also known as "Red Friday" because of its similarity to November's Black Friday sales.

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During the event, which takes place three weeks before the Lunar New Year, Apple will be offering deals on Macs, iPads, iPods, and accessories like the Smart Cover. It is unclear whether Apple will offer traditional price cuts or instead give customers gift cards with purchase as it did in the United States during Black Friday. In previous years, Apple has offered modest cash discounts on products.

Discounted prices will be available in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, on Friday, January 10. Last week, Apple also held its annual "Lucky bag" promotion for Japanese customers.

(Thanks, Andrew!)

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15 weeks ago

Hm.

Red as in, "The Reds"? Or Red as in "In the Red"?

Kinda funny either way.


Red is the color of happiness/fortune in China and countries/regions that celebrates the Chinese New Year like Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. ;)
Rating: 4 Positives
15 weeks ago

This would be like celebrating Christmas on the 10th of December... Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year isn't until the 31st of January this year.... What's the point?



:eek: I don't know about you, but I like to spend my holidays with my loved ones, not being a consumer. :D
Rating: 4 Positives
15 weeks ago

This would be like celebrating Christmas on the 10th of December... Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year isn't until the 31st of January this year.... What's the point?


This event is similar to Black Friday in the states. Black Friday is about 4 weeks before Christmas.
Rating: 4 Positives
15 weeks ago

This would be like celebrating Christmas on the 10th of December... Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year isn't until the 31st of January this year.... What's the point?


Because some people actually like to buy a gift before they give it to someone.
Rating: 3 Positives
15 weeks ago
"Here is £2 off the new Mac Pro"
Rating: 3 Positives
15 weeks ago

This event is similar to Black Friday in the states. Black Friday is about 4 weeks before Christmas.


Ah yes, because black friday isn't associated with any holiday. NOT LIKE THANKSGIVING OR ANYTHING... Oh wait.
Rating: 2 Positives
15 weeks ago

I just bought an iPad mini last Saturday...:( from the pic it looks like iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod Touch and iPod nano will get discounts... and of course Macs too.


I don't think the iPad mini with Retina display will get discounts this time. For one thing, last year the old iPad mini (1st gen) didn't while iPad 4th gen did. For another, the outer two circles of "smart covers/cases" in the promo picture are actually of the same size so I can't say they are two models of iPads. The outer two circles seem to be the iPad Air and its Smart Cover/Case.

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Historically this sale is only on products of the previous generation(s). New products get no discounts.


But last year the iPad 4th gen did get a discount while iPad mini didn't. They were both the newest models at that time.
Rating: 2 Positives
15 weeks ago
BITCHHHHHHHHHHH

I JUST BOUGHT A rMBP last week! :rolleyes::mad:
Rating: 2 Positives
15 weeks ago
wonder how many rich Americans will be shopping there this weekend

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oh how the tables turn China :D
Rating: 2 Positives
14 weeks ago
Apple gives us surprise: 5s is also in!

Here in Hong Kong, 5s got HKD390 discount, same as 5c and 4s.
All devices and most accessories got discount, except Mac Pro and Mac mini.

No discount for both black and red Friday.
Is this a sign that mac mini will get upgrade very soon?
Rating: 1 Positives

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