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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haruhiko Avatar
136 months 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. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nickerbocker Avatar
136 months 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
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bbeagle Avatar
136 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
136 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sy7ygy Avatar
136 months ago
"Here is £2 off the new Mac Pro"
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Alumeenium Avatar
136 months ago
wonder how many rich Americans will be shopping there this weekend

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oh how the tables turn China :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)