Black Friday Discounts on Macs Have Begun
MacMall has announced their Black Friday sale which will runs from now until midnight P.T. on Friday, November 28th. Last year's MacMall sale delivered some of the largest discounts available online. This year, however, MacMall faces stiff competition from BestBuy who is offering a number of $100-$150 instant discounts on Macs. This compares favorably to MacMall which tends to combine both instant discounts and rebates.
As usual, it can be difficult to sort through the full list of discounts which confusingly intermix both old and current inventory.
This summary chart, however, lists the discounts on current Macs from both retailers with the "best" deal highlighted and product linked in bold.
Note: BestBuy Links removed since their sale is over
Click on prices to link directly to product
For those willing to buy previous-generation Macs, discounts
can be significant compared to their original retail prices (example, $1149
for original MacBook Air), but requires a bit more research to balance the cost saving vs. buying older technology.
Apple may offer some slight discounts on products for their own Black Friday sale, though historically these have only been up to $100 on a few select models.
* Combines instant + mail-in rebates.
MacMall and BestBuy are site affiliate partners and sales benefit MacRumors financially
Update: Amazon prices added.
Update 2: BestBuy's sale over.
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