news Apple has confirmed that its online and retail Australian stores will offer customers one-day only discounts today for Black Friday celebrations. The last Friday in November, known as Black Friday in the US, is a day of massive discounts on various items to start the Christmas shopping season.
Black Friday follows Thanksgiving Day in the US, with most retail stores opening their doors extremely early in the morning. The busiest shopping day of the year in the United States for the last six years, the day’s name is probably linked to the massive vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The name is also said to indicate the point when retailers are “in the black” (beginning to make a profit).
Apple has published a promotional page on its Australian Apple store about Black Friday. The page lists discounts ranging from $45 off an iPad 2 to $121 off a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac.
The company had previously mailed its Australian customers earlier this week on November 22 to confirm the local availability of discounts, in spite of there being no traditional Black Friday celebration in the country. “Mark your calendar. This Friday, 25th November is the special Apple one-day shopping event. Visit your favourite Apple Retail Store or shop online all day,” reads the promotional page.
Although Apple’s Black Friday discounts have been available here via the online store or by phone for several years, the range of sales products at its retail stores has so far been limited. This year too, the company’s email clarifies that all sales items will not be available at all stores.
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