Black Friday deals aren’t that common in Australia, but one company that does normally take part is Apple. A teaser link on the Apple Australia site confirms that it will be offering deals this Friday — but that doesn’t mean you’ll save a lot of money.
Update: The actual sale turns out to be more about gift cards than discounts.
Apple’s sale begins at 1201 on 29 November on its site, and also runs in its retail stores. We’d offer this advice: check the deals carefully before signing up. When we’ve analysed similar Apple deals in the past, we’ve noticed that often the savings aren’t that great. In particular, you’ll almost always do better when buying a Mac by waiting until another retailer offers 10 per cent off. We’ll analyse the deals when they appear and pick out the best ones.
Pedant note: yes, we know Apple describes this as a “one day shopping event” and doesn’t specifically use the “Black Friday” name. However, it runs the event on Black Friday and its front-page link to the sale announcement finishes with the characters “bf_teaser”, so we’re sticking with the label.