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Apple to Offer 25% Off Macs on Black Friday

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 51 comments

Is 25 percent off enough to tempt you?

Apple usually keeps its Black Friday under wraps until right before the offers go live but this year, Boy Genius Report is carrying what it purports to be Apple's Black Friday deals and they're actually pretty juicy.

If the flyer below is actually true, it will mean that for one day only, customers can get 30 percent off iPods (this doesn't apply to the iPod Shuffle or iPhone), up to 25 percent off Macs, and up to 15 percent off all accessories including Apple software and hardware.

BGR goes on to say that while this is a one-day-only thing, select Apple stores will be opening their doors at 6 a.m. on November 27.

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    santiagoanders , November 17, 2009 2:16 PM
    Yoder54They won't loose money.


    Does this mean they will tighten money instead?
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    Transmaniacon , November 17, 2009 2:25 PM
    The fact that the company can lower its prices by 25% and probably still make a considerable profit is a sign its charging way too much. If permanently reduced their prices by 25%, it would be a serious cause for concern for Microsoft...
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    ZeroTech , November 17, 2009 2:11 PM
    The only thing I don't like about the offer is that the machines come pre-installed with OSX. ;P
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    Yoder54 , November 17, 2009 2:11 PM
    Not true. They could be doing it for a few of reasons: 1) get more market share, 2) decrease inventories, or 3) pull people into their stores so as to expose them to their products. There may be other reasons, but it is just a one day thing and is actually a good way to advertise. They won't loose money.
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    doomtomb , November 17, 2009 2:14 PM
    Parsifal57I thought apple were doing well, this would seem to indicate otherwise, since Apple rarely discount anything

    They have been making tons of money. That's why they can afford to make some deals for Black Friday. Apple is interested in expanding their audience too, have you seen the Mac vs. PC ads? That's why they are doing this.
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    santiagoanders , November 17, 2009 2:16 PM
    Yoder54They won't loose money.


    Does this mean they will tighten money instead?
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    macer1 , November 17, 2009 2:16 PM
    they have done this for years, nothing really new here.
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    pullmyfinger123 , November 17, 2009 2:16 PM
    Sounds like this deal won't be available online then, correct?
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    Transmaniacon , November 17, 2009 2:25 PM
    The fact that the company can lower its prices by 25% and probably still make a considerable profit is a sign its charging way too much. If permanently reduced their prices by 25%, it would be a serious cause for concern for Microsoft...
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    subaru41 , November 17, 2009 2:29 PM
    WOW!!! So apple will finally have their macs priced at a normal price, instead of their regular screw job of a price. SO for one day apple will not bending over their customers and doing them from behind.
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    michaelahess , November 17, 2009 2:30 PM
    They say "up to" it's probably like Mac Malls "deals" all the old gear is 25% off and all the new stuff is .5% off!
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    Transmaniacon , November 17, 2009 2:32 PM
    Lol yea, cleaning out the old inventory after thier recent hardware update haha
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    liquidblue , November 17, 2009 2:32 PM
    Sweet, apple is finally incorporating their quality rates into their price!! 25% for everyone!
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    war2k9 , November 17, 2009 2:43 PM
    I need the discount to be 35% off I might buy one and learn how to use a mac.
    Nevertheless apple are willing to give discount to buyer are always a good thing.
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    toastninja17 , November 17, 2009 3:07 PM
    No, it isn't enough to tempt me. Want to know why? Because it's still Apple. I dont' want a product that is designed to break or do something similar RIGHT as the warranty expires. No thanks.

    On a separate note, give my godly amazing Asus gaming laptop iChat and Garageband, even if I have to pay for it, and I'll be happy.
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    ptroen , November 17, 2009 3:12 PM
    Most of Apple's profit comes from the Iphone and Ipod. Apple IS doing well right now but it's not cause of their PC. As netbooks's get cheaper their will be more strain on Apple's business. I mean you have phone vendors like RIM/Nokia/Ericson/etc... pushing out phones with more memory/features all the time. And on the computer side the PC outstrips the Mac in overall compatibilty of Apps/features. However Apple has always had a niche but their plenty of reasons to be nervous about Apple.
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    brendano257 , November 17, 2009 3:12 PM
    25% Off sounds great, but the "up to" always warrants disbelief at first. I'll see what it actually is and decide from there.
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    V8VENOM , November 17, 2009 3:16 PM
    How about you list those "reasons to be nervous about Apple."? But before doing so, please list how many Apple computers you currently own and your frequency of usage.
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    starryman , November 17, 2009 3:21 PM
    Key phrase that will annoy everyone walking into Apple stores "Up to %"
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    Anonymous , November 17, 2009 3:26 PM
    Upto 25% =/= 25% off all items. I guarantee you they won't be selling their MacPros for that big of a discount. If I'm wrong, then grats to all the people who get it at a reasonable price. Apple makes good computers and they do what they are built to do. You are paying for the name and for the same price you spent on a Mac, you can almost always build a PC that runs circles around the Mac.
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