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Jan 9, 2008, 12:22 PM
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sebimeyer
Jan 9, 2008, 01:32 PM
So now they'll have two on display? Wow, that's a 50/50 chance they'll work.

zephead
Jan 9, 2008, 02:45 PM
So now they'll have two on display? Wow, that's a 50/50 chance they'll work.

The two Best Buys near me (in Riverside and Moreno Valley, CA) have every current Mac on display, except for the Mini, 17-inch MBP, and Mac Pro.

pagansoul
Jan 9, 2008, 03:39 PM
Mine, outside Atlanta have the iMacs and notebooks. My Microcenter has everything and even some older stuff. My Frys has everything and I have 2 apple stores one 5 miles away at Mall of Georgia and one in the North Point mall 15 miles away but 1 mile from where I work. I get my Apple fix on a regular basis.

thegman1234
Jan 9, 2008, 04:38 PM
Oh my god, now the poor Geek Squad will actually have to know something about Macs.

Actually, I should apply to the Geek Squad and tell them I'll be their "Mac Specialist" lol.

angelwatt
Jan 9, 2008, 04:41 PM
So now they'll have two on display? Wow, that's a 50/50 chance they'll work.

No, actually they're doubling the number of Best Buy stores that have Macs on display, not doubling the amount of Mac products in their stores. So it'll still have one display :) Actually my Best Buy's have a decent amount, but still rather sad and employee knowledge on them is non-existent.

CJRhoades
Jan 9, 2008, 04:43 PM
The Best Buy near me has all but Mini and Mac Pro on display. But, every time I go there, they don't have any Macs or related items in stock

numediaman
Jan 9, 2008, 05:28 PM
double post

numediaman
Jan 9, 2008, 05:30 PM
"Mac don't run Word or Excel" . . . ."You can't plug speakers into a Mac, it takes a special cord, and only Apple sells it" . . . "You can't surf the web on a Mac".

All real quotes from people at the Best Buy near me.

Until they train their people (if they are trained at all) to stop bad mouthing Macs, I see no reason to think that letting Best Buy represent the brand is a good idea.

winmacguy
Jan 9, 2008, 06:40 PM
"Mac don't run Word or Excel" . . . ."You can't plug speakers into a Mac, it takes a special cord, and only Apple sells it" . . . "You can't surf the web on a Mac".

All real quotes from people at the Best Buy near me.

Until they train their people (if they are trained at all) to stop bad mouthing Macs, I see no reason to think that letting Best Buy represent the brand is a good idea.

You don't need to go to Best Buy stores to hear those comments, try hanging out at Yahoo Answers. Everytime a poster asks a question about buying a Mac those exact same answers get posted by a number of the PC styled "Top Contributors". Fortunately there are also some very knowledgeable Mac users on hand to set the record straight.:apple:

CJRhoades
Jan 9, 2008, 06:44 PM
"Mac don't run Word or Excel" . . . ."You can't plug speakers into a Mac, it takes a special cord, and only Apple sells it" . . . "You can't surf the web on a Mac".

All real quotes from people at the Best Buy near me.

Until they train their people (if they are trained at all) to stop bad mouthing Macs, I see no reason to think that letting Best Buy represent the brand is a good idea.

Wow... It is really sad what some people think about macs. I feel sorry for the people that have never used mac and are hearing these disappointing things. Some people are just so ignorant.

nagromme
Jan 9, 2008, 07:25 PM
I don't think many people believe those things. They may now know whether those things are true or not, but the main motivation is not ignorance, I'm guessing, but rather having an ego that's emotionally tied to Microsoft (can you imagine such a fate?) and thus intentionally desiring to mislead people about Macs.

ChrisA
Jan 9, 2008, 07:51 PM
I don't think many people believe those things. They may now know whether those things are true or not, but the main motivation is not ignorance, I'm guessing, but rather having an ego that's emotionally tied to Microsoft (can you imagine such a fate?) and thus intentionally desiring to mislead people about Macs.

Are you kidding? No, it' simpler than that. Microsoft pays people to hang out in those forums and spread misinformation.

PlaceofDis
Jan 9, 2008, 07:58 PM
well considering that mac sales are up, its not that surprising, is it?

thegman1234
Jan 9, 2008, 11:21 PM
Are you kidding? No, it' simpler than that. Microsoft pays people to hang out in those forums and spread misinformation.

Maybe for the online posts, but I feel like the in store comments are just out of ignorance and stupidity. Some of them dont even know enough Windows to be selling Windows, let alone Mac.

Like I said earlier, the poor Geek Squad will have learn about Macs now. I asked the Geek Squad a question about my G5 once and the guy responded with I don't really know anything about Macs.

BackInTheSaddle
Jan 10, 2008, 12:31 AM
I don't think many people believe those things. They may now know whether those things are true or not, but the main motivation is not ignorance, I'm guessing, but rather having an ego that's emotionally tied to Microsoft (can you imagine such a fate?) and thus intentionally desiring to mislead people about Macs.

I think that's true. In the 90's, I was the recipient of vehement protestations from an A/V installer about how Windows was far superior to, and more powerful than, the Mac. "But you can go into MS-DOS to tweak the system to do all KINDS of things!!"

I just told him that I while I liked powerful cars, I didn't want one requiring repairs everytime I wanted to drive to the store for beer. Working on computers all day, I didn't want to have to debug mine when I got home too. That's why I bought a Mac instead of a PC.