“12 Days of Deals” is the name of the special sale US-based Microsoft stores are running from 9 December, said a poster from forum SlickDeals. The 12 days are listed below, with a US$20 GTA V standing out as the most tempting bargain, for us anyway. All prices listed below are for the first 20 customers only though, so it’ll be a bit of a Black Friday rush for most.
How about that “free” Nokia 1020 from US telecom AT&T? Our best guess is that Lumia is free, on contract. As for the US$599 HP Pavilion X2 13, Microsoft has slashed roughly US$200 off the price, and that is for a laptop with a touchscreen. Can’t beat that price.
This is an interesting move by Microsoft to cash in on the extremely lucrative Black Friday buzz from last week. Black Friday is when stores in the US slash prices for electronic goods on a first come, first served basis. The 12 Days of Deals is more of the same from Microsoft, but is limited to the first 20 customers per day. If the leak is accurate, then Microsoft’s big reveal has been swept aside. Microsoft is yet to confirm or deny the leaked deals.