Apple Gears Up for Black Friday Sale

November 24, 2009 | Chris Maxcer | Comments 0

by Chris Maxcer

AppleBlackFridayThe email invitations have gone out the door — Apple has started promoting its Black Friday sale online and in its Apple retail stores.

Apple says the retail stores will get extended hours, and a quick check of the Apple store list shows that many stores will open at 6 a.m. on November 27. Since Apple doesn’t advertise specific doorbuster deals, it’s hard to say if it’s worth getting there in the wee hours of the morning.

Probably not.

Apple typically does not discount at anything near the levels of other major retailers. In fact, Apple’s so-called sales are almost a slap-in-the-face to the whole notion of a Black Friday sale — you can expect discounts of 5-to-10 percent, and if you’re lucky, maybe a bit more on select items. If Apple goes big with any discount, be pleasantly surprised — just don’t count on it.

Either way, there’s a decent chance you can avoid the crowds and snag your Apple item from the online Apple store for the same discounted price.

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About the Author: Chris Maxcer is editor and publisher of He's been writing about the tech industry for years. While he enjoys wicked cool gear and design, there's something to be said for turning it all off — or most of it — to go outside. To contact him, take a firstname.lastname guess at

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