Were you shopping in the Apple Store on Black Friday? If so, I hope the crowd left the pepper spray at home unlike the Walmart crew!
The dismal economy didn’t seem to affect the Apple Store on Black Friday. In fact, reports claim that they even broke records for the best sales ever this past Thanksgiving holiday with MacBook Air’s flying off the shelves. Modmyi mentioned in an article that an Apple retail source speaking in confidence to their friends at 9to5Mac indicated Sunday that Apple’s sales on Black Friday broke all records. Here’s more of the conversation:
Apple Retail was forecast and broke Retail sales records all over the country today, this is from [redacted] today, the forecast today is more than 4 times what we normally do. We broke the forecast by 7pm.
Increased sales can also be linked to the fact the Apple Store had the lowest ticket price on big ticket items like the iPad. The savings ranged from just under 16% for items such as the mouse, keyboard or trackpad to 7% for the 2TB Time Capsule. The best deal was the MacBook Air going for $898, a $101 savings. Amazon, however, beat their price selling the MacBook Air at $849.99. The Mac Mini and the Mac Pro were not included in the deals at the Apple Store.
Apple’s prices were slashed at both its online and brick-and-mortar stores for the entire duration of Black Friday. Many of the latter opened their doors at 6:00 am to accommodate their customers! Talk about service.
Black Friday is the biggest sale of the year for Apple and the temptation proved to be too much for many! Did you venture out to the Apple Store, or did you purchase something online? How big of a discount did you get? Let us know in the comments below!
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