Apple to be "aggressive" on Black Friday

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  1. pursebuyer

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    A $100 iPhone, $800 MacBook or $25 iPod shuffle could be hitting Apple stores the day after Thanksgiving -- if analysts' predictions are correct.

    Barclays Capital expects Apple to price its gadgets very competitively for Black Friday, a consumer holiday when stores sell products at dramatically discounted prices, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Barclays Capital points out that this season, low-cost notebooks priced around $300 from Dell and other companies will pressure Apple to give generous discounts on its products, too, in order to compete in the face of a collapsing economy.

    "We have not seen any Apple Black Friday ads yet (as is customary), but expect the company to be more aggressive than usual in its one-day sale, perhaps with $100 off a few Mac models and discounts on several iPods," Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes wrote in a report to clients.

    Since 2004, Apple has traditionally held its 24-hour Black Friday sale both online and in its brick-and-mortar retail stores. The past discounts slashed iMac and MacBook prices by about $100, among other sales.

    Reitzes says Apple will likely reduce pricing on the iPhone, too, since "the company’s high margins could likely absorb a few days of discounts."

    This might turn out to be a pretty good BF after all
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    highly doubt it
     
  3. TheWeasel

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    They did cut prices a bit last year but nothing like that. 50% off an iPhone seems a bit crazy. $25 iPod Shuffle seems a bit crazy too.
     
  4. inkblot78

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    I doubt the iPhone will see much of a price drop, seeing how it still requires in-store activation. The lines would be insanely long.
     
  5. andymodem

    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    In for a good deal on the Nano :x:
     
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    Hopefully they will offer some good deals
     
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    dawt
     
  8. The Bilingual Gringo

    The Bilingual Gringo KMD, 3rd Bass, just ace in the hole

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    Got the email from Apple on this today, but it was vague at best. Just said to come back on Friday.
     
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    in for iPod touch deals... they look cool :hs:
     
  10. moralpanic

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    It may be helpful to cite the source. I highly doubt we'll be see such prices, but i guess we'll know in a couple of days.
     
  11. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    analysts though apple was going to offer the macbook for 750-800 when the new ones were released.

    apple will offer the student discounts as the normal price.
     
  12. ///M

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    i would've jumped on a $25 shuffle. :hs:
     
  14. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    what is their definition of "aggressive"?
     
  15. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    apple or industry analysts?

    apple's is actually having a sale
     
  16. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    lame.
     
  17. andymodem

    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Got a 16GB black Nano. :coold: Bought it at retail since the sale wasn't enough to put off instant gratification. :o
     

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