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{1984}
Sep 23, 2002, 08:43 PM
Did anyone read the New York Times a couple of weeks ago???
The Appl store in SoHo got a huge shipment of computers robbed...
over $200,000 in compters jacked...

beez7777
Sep 23, 2002, 09:10 PM
Man, i didn't read that. thats awful. i was there for the opening on the 18th, its such a great store. well, whatever soulless creature could possibly do a horrible thing such as this will surely pay. Go rob a Gateway country or something.
:mad: :mad: :mad:

medea
Sep 23, 2002, 10:20 PM
It wouldnt be worth it to rob a Gateway store would it???

Chaszmyr
Sep 23, 2002, 10:32 PM
Lots of Apple stores have been robbed.. The one in phoenix AZ was robbed twice. The one in SoHo was just the worst of the robberies.

dotcomlarry
Sep 23, 2002, 10:59 PM
Perhaps they should install steel doors that drop down in front of the windows and doors the instant the windows smash... with the Apple logo on them, and underneath the logo say, "Hi."

davidc2182
Sep 23, 2002, 11:12 PM
somebody must need the power of the g4 in order to steal it, when was the last time you heard of a gateway country being robbed, oh well that just goes to show you the appeal of apple.

Hemingray
Sep 23, 2002, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by dotcomlarry
Perhaps they should install steel doors that drop down in front of the windows and doors the instant the windows smash... with the Apple logo on them, and underneath the logo say, "Hi."

Hehehe... or how about "Say Hello to Prison." :D

shadowfax
Sep 24, 2002, 12:08 AM
sounds like they need bouncers!

SilvorX
Sep 24, 2002, 12:51 AM
ya, bouncers that resemble steve jobs but really muscular looking..lol

they should beef up security n such...computer stores dont seem to have as much security as like a walmart or some other department store (atleast here)

BongHits
Sep 24, 2002, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by davidc2182
somebody must need the power of the g4 in order to steal it, when was the last time you heard of a gateway country being robbed, oh well that just goes to show you the appeal of apple.


in new york, im sure apple's are HUGE since its a very style concious city...imagine the profits to be had selling macs below cost, at a 100% profit... i cant imagine anyone stealin a large shipment for personal uses...and yes apple needs better security, if i weren't such a nice person i could easily grab a TiBook and disappear into the crowded mall.

BongHits
Sep 24, 2002, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by BongHits



in new york, im sure apple's are HUGE since its a very style concious city...imagine the profits to be had selling macs below cost, at a 100% profit... i cant imagine anyone stealin a large shipment for personal uses...and yes apple needs better security, if i weren't such a nice person i could easily grab a TiBook and disappear into the crowded mall.
btw, who here has NOT gotten free software from an Apple Store via their ipod?
meant to hit edit...obviously did not...

Dr. Distortion
Sep 24, 2002, 01:57 AM
As long as Apple has their ensurance done right I don't see any problem, besides less sales during the police investigation...

redAPPLE
Sep 24, 2002, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by Chaszmyr
Lots of Apple stores have been robbed.. The one in phoenix AZ was robbed twice. The one in SoHo was just the worst of the robberies.

at night?

don't these malls have alarms?

or guards?

it must be an insider.

:D

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don't you just love conspiracy theories?

redAPPLE
Sep 24, 2002, 02:12 AM
maybe the thief or thieves are the "modern robin hoods"

they want to help increase apple "acceptance".

but because apple products are not like apple produce (= cheap), not a lot of people would buy apple.

although it sounds bad, these thieves might just doing "marketing."

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suggestion: how about cheaper macs, apple? :)

barkmonster
Sep 24, 2002, 02:41 AM
I know it would be pushing it to say that they'd make the money back from the robbery in extra sales, surely insurance plus the fact new customers might come to the stores out of curiousity and buy something could be seen as a positive thing for apple.

blackpeter
Sep 24, 2002, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by barkmonster
I know it would be pushing it to say that they'd make the money back from the robbery in extra sales, surely insurance plus the fact new customers might come to the stores out of curiousity and buy something could be seen as a positive thing for apple.

Donald Trump once said that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Afterall, they didn't waste their time robbing a PC store, even though theoretically they would have an easier time selling them. Maybe street-smart New Yorkers will perk up their ears at the Mac now...

Rob Different!

drastik
Sep 24, 2002, 12:44 PM
If you are going to sell stolen computers, the best way to go is ebay, really untracable if you know what your doing.

Think about it, a five year old mac on ebay is worth around $900. A five yoear old PC is worth about $50. Macs hold thier value, way more than PCs do.

topicolo
Sep 24, 2002, 01:38 PM
Can you imagine $200000 of macs? That's like 40 top of the line computers or over 100 imacs! *drool* (not that I'm condoning commiting illegal acts) ;)

redAPPLE
Sep 24, 2002, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by drastik
If you are going to sell stolen computers, the best way to go is ebay, really untracable if you know what your doing.

Think about it, a five year old mac on ebay is worth around $900. A five yoear old PC is worth about $50. Macs hold thier value, way more than PCs do.

really untraceable?

{1984}
Sep 24, 2002, 05:10 PM
Very nice picture total os x... where did you get it from?

medea
Sep 24, 2002, 09:14 PM
Got it from macboy @ http://www.macboy.com/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard.cgi
It's a great mac humour site.

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Sep 25, 2002, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by beez7777
Go rob a Gateway country or something.
:mad: :mad: :mad:

Apparently these robbers have taste and the smarts to know that Apples are better....

digitalrampage
Sep 25, 2002, 07:46 AM
The apple market is lucrative... I have worked in two stores in Sydney OZ, whilst we have been robbed... (while we have been there, may I add)

Once, i turned around to use the demo iBook in AppleCentre Sydney and it wasn't there...

Looking at the surveilance the thief got the kensinton lock clean out without any damage..

the other time at a store I can't disclose, An old guy started sliding an Imac G3 out the fire exit in the middle of the day!

Ive also seen a number of smash and grabs, thru walls, floors roofs etc..

The fact is, however, it ussually gets caught in a service centre... I have caught 3 stolen laptops myself.

Lets hope this doesn't inflate the price any more.

dmf122
Sep 25, 2002, 09:00 AM
maybe, Apple should have something called alarms in their USB ports, hmmm... that might be a good idea. CompUSA and all the other companies have it. The only bad thing is sometimes it goes off, but it does stop theives.

pgwalsh
Sep 25, 2002, 11:30 AM
I'm sure they have insurance, so I'm not going to feel too bad. I wonder if they can track the computers numbers if someone registers their product?

rt_brained
Sep 25, 2002, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by dotcomlarry
Perhaps they should install steel doors that drop down in front of the windows and doors the instant the windows smash... with the Apple logo on them, and underneath the logo say, "Hi."

Better yet, wait 'til they get inside before letting the steel doors drop down. Then, while the alarm system dials the authorities, the old man from the "1984" commercial starts running on the big screen.

By the time the cops get there, the thieves are begging to be let out.