Apple Stores in Japan have continued the fukubukuro or “mystery bag” tradition, where sealed bags of merchandise are offered on New Year’s Day at a hefty discount. If you’re extremely lucky, you’ll come away with a piece of coveted merchandise. Apple has been doing this in Japan since 2005.
The bags this year cost 33,000 yen, MacNN reports, which is about US$428 as of this writing. Items spotted in the bags both this year and in the past include the following:
- An 8 GB iPod touch
- Various high-end accessories
- A special 2012 New Year’s t-shirt
The exceptionally lucky shoppers got to walk away with a MacBook Air or an iPad 2.