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Apple's Black Friday Sale Goes Live Internationally


Australian promotional page

Apple's Black Friday one-day sale has started to go live (AUS) in their international online Apple Stores. The U.S. sale should begin sometime tonight.

As reported, the discounts appear similar to last year, with expected discounts in the U.S. to be $41-$61 off iPad 2s and $101 off MacBook Pros, Airs, and iMacs.

As usual, App Store developers frequently use the holidays to hold sales on their apps. AppShopper tracks these sales for both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Our affiliate partner MacMall has already started their Black Friday sales with discounts across a range of Apple products and accessories. We'll be putting together a round up of all deals on Apple products. Please submit tips for any other good Apple-related deals that are spotted.



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93 months ago
I'll save a LOT of money... because I won't buy anything this time :P
Rating: 15 Votes
93 months ago

Wait a second, didn't Apple drop the price of the itouch to $199 back when the new white one came out? So technically they are only giving us $1 off.


This is Australian pricing in the image
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago
Patiently waiting for the Canadian release...come on accessories.
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago
Prices are almost the same every year. I'll be at bestbuy at midnight, they have some better deals.

Edit. Nevermind. Didn't read that this wasn't the US store. Lol
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago
Hahaha... these savings are a joke. Other stores in Australia have the products cheaper than Apple with their Black Fridays specials.
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago

The Thanksgiving holiday is only celebrated in the US and it makes no sense to have sales related to it in other countries. It's just another example of US culture being shoved down the throats of the rest of the world.


You're whining because you get to buy discounted stuff for 1 day ? Am I getting this correctly ? :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago



Can someone explain why it's called Black Friday?? A black day has negative connotations - at least here in the UK - e.g. it was a black day when Steve Jobs got kicked out of Apple by Scully


Well, according to Wikipedia:

"The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4] Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black"." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping))
Rating: 3 Votes
93 months ago
How can anyone possibly get excited about these prices? :confused:
Rating: 2 Votes
93 months ago

Why the hell do you buy Apple products then? Shouldn't you be buying the Australian version of the Mac, iPhone, etc?

I totally see your point, but I also think you are a hypocrit.


That is a false equivalency. I never said anything about not buying anything from a US company. The issue at hand is US holidays being acknowledged and celebrated in my country, as if they mean anything to us. They do not, just as holidays like the Queen's Birthday, Anzac Day and Australia Day mean nothing to Americans.

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Last I checked, Apple wasn't implicating any type of regional holiday in conjunction with the sale.


Well then, you are completely ignoring the fact that we somehow have a Black Friday sale in Australia, despite this day being of no significance to anyone here.
Rating: 2 Votes
93 months ago



What do you mean it's not fair? We eat turkey and I'm sure the Aussies do too. I bet that's all many Americans see thanksgiving for nowadays; shopping and getting fat. ./smirk :confused:
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On Christmas Day Turkey is usually eaten, then there's retail sales on the 26th, also known as Boxing Day (historically, left over food was boxed and given to the needy). Thanksgiving is not applicable outside the US (excepting expats).
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