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Friday, November 23, 2007, 04:05 am PT (07:05 am ET)

MacMall, Microsoft, Amazon, others holding Black Friday sales

MacMall today is offering discounts of up to $600 on Apple's latest desktop and notebook offerings. OnSale.com is holding an iPod sale that includes free gifts. Microsoft is effectively offering $100 off Mac Office 2008. Amazon.com has slashed prices on digital cameras and HDTVs. And Buy.com and Parallels are also holding strong sales.

MacMall

As part of its Black Friday sale, MacMall is offering $29 off the 8GB iPod touch, $39 off the 16GB iPod touch, $24 off the 80GB black iPod classic, $14 off the 4GB silver third-generation iPod nano, $19 off each of the 8GB third-generation iPod nanos, and $7 off the updated second-generation iPod shuffles.

MacMall is also offering between $64 and $600 off select Apple notebooks and desktops, including $200 off the new 2.8GHz aluminum 24-inch iMac, $171 off the 2.4GHz aluminum 24-inch iMac, $145 off 2.4GHz aluminum 20-inch iMac, and $64 off the 2.0GHz aluminum 20-inch iMac.

MacBooks and MacBook Pros are similarly discounted, with the retailer offering $300 off the current 2.4GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro, $264 off the 2.4GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro, $220 off the 2.2GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro, $158 off the 2.2GHz Black MacBook, $137 off the 2.2GHz White MacBook, and $125 off the 2.0GHz White MacBook.

MacMall has also discounted the 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac minis by $55, and the Quad-Core 2.66GHz Mac Pro by $264.

Readers should be aware that MacMall also lists several other discounted Mac systems, but those units are previous-generation models.

OnSale.com

OnSale.com is holding a 48 hour iPod sale which includes $30 off the 8GB iPod touch, $40 off the 16GB iPod touch, $20 off the 8GB iPod classic, $20 off the 16GB iPod classic, $14 off the 4GB iPod nano, and $20 off the 8GB iPod nano.

In addition, OnSale.com is throwing in a free case and FM transmitter with each order.

Save $100 on Office 2008 today only

Microsoft's Mac Business Unit is kicking off the holiday shopping season by offering its "Best Friday Deal" on its Office productivity suite, as AppleInsider mentioned earlier in the week.

If you purchase a qualifying copy of Mac Office 2004 today — and today only — you are eligible for a $100 rebate. However, you're also automatically qualified for the company's existing Super Suite deal, which offers a free copy of the upcoming Office 2008 for Mac Special Edition for the cost of shipping and handling when you purchase Mac Office 2004 between November 1, 2007 and January 14, 2008. So, essentially, you're saving $100 off the cost of Office 2008 and getting a free copy of Office 2004 in the interim.

Office TBF


To take advantage of both these offers, simply purchase Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition, Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition Upgrade, or Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition from an authorized reseller like Amazon.com today. (Your receipt must be dated today, Friday, November 23, 2007.) Then print and complete the Super Suite Deal Redemption Form [pdf] and the Best Friday Deal $100 Rebate Form [pdf].

Parallels

Parallels is selling a $109.99 bundle that includes 2 copies of Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac + a free $25 iTunes Gift Card ($50 savings). It's also offering a free $15 iTunes Gift Card with the purchase of a single copy of the $79 Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac.

Also offered is $50 off Parallels Workstation + free Compressor Workstation, and $70 off 2 copies of Parallels Workstation + free Compressor Workstation.

Amazon.com

Meanwhile, online mega-retailer Amazon.com is also holding a Black Friday sale. In addition to rebates on most Mac models, it's also offering $100 off the Starlogic 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor, $56 off the Kingston microSDHC Class 4 High Capacity Micro Secure Digital Card, $20 off the SanDisk SDSDH-2048-901 2 GB Ultra II Secure Digital Memory Card, $100 off the Palm TX Handheld, $100 off the HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One, $109 off the Brother IntelliFax-1960c Color Inkjet Fax with 5.8 GHz Cordless Handset, $122 off the Brother MFC-685cw Color Inkjet Multi-Function Center with Wireless Network Interface, and $140 off the TomTom ONE XL-S Portable GPS Car Navigation System.

Amazon is also offering $143 off the Western Digital WDG1C3200N My Book Premium Edition 320GB External Hard Drive, $135 off the Samsung SC-DC173U DVD Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom, $80 off the Nikon Coolpix S51 8.1MP Digital Camera, $720 off the Canon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder, and $11 off some iPod models.

For big screen HDTVs, Amazon has slashed $500 off the cost of the Samsung HPT4264 42" Plasma HDTV, $300 off the Samsung LNT3242H 32" LCD HDTV, $700 off the Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTV, and $500 off the Sony Bravia SXRD KDS-60A3000 60" 1080p Rear Projection HDTV.

Buy.com

And finally, online retailer Buy.com is advertising that it has 50% off hundreds of electronics, games, DVDs, and more. Savings on printers include $70 off the HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One, $50 off the Samsung CLP-300N Color Laser Printer, $179 off the Canon imageCLASS MF5770 All-In-One Printer, and $40 off the Canon PIXMA MP470 Photo All-In-One Inkjet Printer.

Buy.com is also offering $30 off the NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router, $54 off the i.Sound Harmony 2.1 NXT Home Stereo and Speaker System for iPods, $12 off the i.Sound Audio Vault Portable Speakers/Case Combo for iPod, $70 off the Logitech Z 5300e PC Multimedia Home Theater Speaker System, $50 off the Logitech Z 5500 Digital PC Multimedia Home Theater Speaker System, and $20 off the Logitech LX 710 Wireless Laser Cordless Desktop.