Apple early Friday morning kicked off its annual Black Friday sale, offering $101 off MacBook Pros and iMacs. However, the Mac maker's authorized resellers have far undercut the company, slashing up to $300 off MacBook Pros and $180 off iMacs. Find the best prices on Macs and iPods with AppleInsider's finalized Black Friday price guides. [Updated Saturday, Nov. 28th @ 822pm with ClubMac price cuts.]
As was the case last year, several Apple authorized resellers are getting a jump-start on the 2009 holiday shopping season by launching early Black Friday sales that offer up to $220 off Mac desktops and $250 off Mac notebooks. [Updated Nov 26th with steep MacConnection price cuts.]
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