It’s a Japanese tradition for retailers to offer a Fukubukuro, or “mystery bag,“ a grab bad filled with random products sold at a heavy discount, to their customers in the new year. Apple will once more be participating in this tradition by offering its “Lucky Bag” at several of its Apple Retail Stores in Japan on January 2.
Lucky Bags, which Apple will sell this year for 36,000 yen, or $345, usually contain items like iPods, headphones, and t-shirts. A few fortunate folks, however, have received big-ticket items in past years, like iPads or MacBook Airs, which have made Lucky Bags ultra popular in Japan.
All “Lucky Bags” are sold as-is, and merchandise cannot be returned unless a product is defective.
The “Lucky Bags” have proven quite popular in previous years, with many customers lining up the night before to get a shot at grabbing a bag.