How to get the Best Price on Apple Products
Apple sells billions of dollars of products. With this power, they wield incredible power in the selling channels. Apple products are often hard to find discount. They are sold at what is known as minimum advertised price – (MAP) pricing aka Fixed retail prices. If they tell stores to sell the iPad for $299, all stores are forced to sell it at that price.
Some large online retailers negotiate special deals to offer discounts. The Federal Trade Commission oversees pricing and sets rules. It allows prices to be displayed at non MAP prices when products are added to a shopping cart. A shopping cart is not really advertising.