A "Genius" setup our remodeled Apple Store

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Our :apple: Apple Store here in Columbus, OH was remodeled this week. Went in to see what changed this week and found all the software isles are gone. Instead they have these huge tables with 6 macs each on them.

    The center table is forced up against a huge pillar supporting the store. An Apple genius felt the plan-o-gram was likely issued by Jobs himself, so he went ahead and setup a laptop facing the pillar.

    It's hooked up, turned on, complete with price guide and ipod... all facing a giant pillar. Brilliant.


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    Thought you guys would get a kick out of this.

    Boom
     
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    spillproof

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    That is ridiculous. Can't they just turn it 90° left?! :confused:
     
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    peepboon

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    LMAO! - You would of thought the store manager would have grown some balls and at least let his superiors know of this f**k up, lol
     
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    hatehereyes

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    Failblog.org is where that needs to go.... haha
     
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    Did you say anything about it? I would have specifically said I want to use THAT laptop! ;)
     
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    synth3tik

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    Wow I have seen some rather idiotic merchandising, but that is just ridiculous. I mean, not ONE person said, "hmm, I think it may be a good idea to move all tables 2 feet back".


    When I was a merchandising director that person would have lost their job.

    I like in the first picture how the store employee is explaining that the model he is showing that guy is better then the model in the foreground, because the Macbook in the foreground comes with a really annoying pillar in front of it.
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    What a bunch of robots. I think even Stevie would be happy for someone to have had the balls to take some initiative and turned that computer 90º and moved the other one down closer to the pillar and set up something else in the extra space.
     
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    spillproof

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    Oh yes please! AppCaddy would you do it (becasue they are your pictures)?
     
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    millar876

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    its on a table. tables, believe it or not, are actually capable of being moved to various locations, by any no. of people. perhaps cleaning staff moved it to polish the floor under it and didnt move it back, and no one checked before oppening.
     
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    wfoster

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    Major fail.
     
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    hatehereyes

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    Actually if you look at all the other tables, it looks they're all aligned together.

    So I doubt they were moved and forgot to be moved back.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did before I posted here, but don't know if this is actually epic enough for Teh Fail Blog. :)

    Boom
    AppCaddy

    It was a packed store in the middle of the day. Nothing temporary about it. It was simply aligned with the rest of the tables and the room. Their store is just so perfectly designed. That column must be driving them nuts.

    Wait a tick... What if that was Gates hiding in a column suit, trying to check out the MBP?

    Gonna have to go back and check. Or... Just save some gas and Photo-mah-shop it. ;-)

    Boom
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    [​IMG]
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    lol! Literally! And I mean literally literally!
     
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    toolbox

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    Just thinking the same thing!
     
  16. macrumors member

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    its blocking a cheap 13" so Im sure shambo approves
     
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    marcre

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    Apple employees know not to mess with the plano. If you've ever worked at an Apple Store, you know this. Do what it says, no matter what. I guarantee they let someone know about the issue, but they'll wait for instruction on what to do about it.
     
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    IBradMac

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    Ohio=fail

    oh wait I'm from there!

    I may have to make a trip there to see this one..wow
     
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    jodelli

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    I would have moved it myself if I'd wanted to have a look. I realize the OP wasn't interested.

    The last time I was at an Apple Store I moved a 15" MacBook Pro over so that I had room to put my PowerBook (last model made) down next to it to directly compare them.

    Lightning didn't strike.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Went back to check... wasn't Gates. :D

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    nullx86

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    I'd like to go there and request to use that laptop specifically :D. There needs to be an application to procreate, this and worse is the outcome :p
     
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    cytoxyn

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    As much as I want to blame the store on this, I can't. This is the fault of the store layout planner who either forget or did not know that there was a pillar there. Still that being said it is friggin' hilarious
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    That is the new look for the stores. This is why having standard plans don't work unless you build the buildings. This design just makes it easier to steal all the laptops in 30 seconds.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    That's a shame they remodeled this store. I liked the Columbus, OH store because it was a little different than the two I have closer to me and I thought the "Software Aisles" they had down the middle were pretty neat. Oh well, nothing stays the same for too long I guess. Basically all they are focusing on in stores these days is laptops, sans the Air. I went to my local apple store last night and they only had a single Air on display. Everything was MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Photoshopped!

    Seriously, I love what you did with the pic.
     

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