Apple Retail stores in Canada?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cheap-Chopstix, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Cheap-Chopstix macrumors member

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    Apple seems to be launching their own stores world wide but I have yet to hear nor see a store up here in Canada? I personally would like to see a slick HQ store in at least Toronto. Maybe there juss aint enuff Canadians jumpin on the Mac bandwagon?
     
  2. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    Put the HQ store in Vancouver. Toronto is the scourge of Canada. :D
     
  3. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Make that Montreal you two! Oh wathever. Barkeep! Apple stores all around! My treat.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....Why does it take longer to fly from Toronto to Vancouver than from Vancouver to Toronto?

    ....because Toronto sucks.......heheheheh....oh yeah! :D
     
  5. Cheap-Chopstix thread starter macrumors member

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    so no one knows??? someones got to have heard somethin? Does apple even have a canadian division in Canada?
     
  6. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    thats it. As Im the first TORONTONIAN to post here...i just want to remind you all

    the country and the rest of the world does revolve around my home town

    =)

    Anyway.....why put an apple store in Vancouver when u can put it in da T DOT!?!

    itd be like sticking an apple store in arkansas and not NYC =)


    *prepares for the flames*

    MUAHAHHAHAAH!!! CMON MA NON-T-DOT CANUKS.!!
     
  7. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I have an idea.... screw canada and put one in RI!

    haha jk... i love you canadians.:p

    Actually, I kinda want to move to Canada. I heard it was a lot safer up there...
     
  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....I actually grew up in Toronto (aka - the big smoke) so I know what I am talking about when I make fun of it ;) . Go Leafs Go! oh yeah!
     
  9. alxths macrumors 6502

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    Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, toronto vancouver or montreal, you guys sound like a touring band, ALWAYS skipping over Ottawa. Sure the city sucks, but I live here damnit, that's got to be good for something.
     
  10. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    what about manitoba? saskatchewan? red deer? canmore????
     
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    Damn you Canadians....More stores here in California:)
     
  13. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Did'nt your mommy ever told ya to share your toys?

    We need apple stores up here too in America Junior ^_^

    Of course, Montreal would be the city of choice. *caugh*
     
  14. Azoblue macrumors newbie

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    Well, I guess I'm out of a job.
    I work at *the best* apple reseller in Ontario... in Oakville (30 mins from Toronto). If those big stores go up, We're pretty much screwed.

    But I guess it's good for everyone else.
     
  15. TEG macrumors 604

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    I'm Mike... from Canmore.

    But seriously, My Plan for Apple Canada Stores, complete with a little maple leaf next to the Apple, ala McDonald's, Sears, and others. These are in order I'd like to see them open;

    Toronto, ON
    Vancouver, BC
    Montreal, QC
    Halifax, NS
    Edmonton, AB (in the West Edmonton Mall)
    Hamilton, ON
    St. John's, NL
    Quebec, QC
    Victoria, BC
    Calgary, AB
    Winipeg, MB
    Regina, SK
    Ottawa, ON
    London, ON
    Missasagua, ON
    and of course, you have to have one here
    Chicoutimi, QC

    TEG
     
  16. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be happy to see montreal's main reseller, B. Mac, eat the dirt. Everybody complains about the service from those snobs. we've dealt with a few nice guys for repairs, but the service has mostly been pretty bad. My bro's friend threatened to drop his purchase of a g5 from them if he didn't get treated like a decent person, so they hooked him up with a sweet monitor or something. i try to buy all my mac stuff through mcgill now, especially since students get sweet discounts.

    But a real mac store with a prominent location downtown would be nice, give more street cred to the computers. How bout the old Sam the Record Man building, on st catherine right across from the future shop (hehe, another mac reseller, although they never advertise it). I know that place is falling apart, but i've got so many good memories of that place...
     
  17. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Anyone knows what was the effect of the Apple Stores on Apple resellers in the US?

    Apple store at the Old Sam the record man' place? Hmmm... not sure if it is Prime Real Estate. That part of Ste-Catherine street looks like a dump and it only gets worst the more you drive east. The alleys are full of trash and it would be hard to get a decent picture of the store facade without having a peep show parlor in the frame ^_^ It would be right next to B.Mac downtown too.
     
  18. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Ha ha ha! :D Good one.
     
  19. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    you are so right... but i think b. mac's gonna have to move soon with that st james church being dug out from behind those stores... that'll make that area a little less crummy. besides, i want b. mac to go out of business. i'm sure any of the nice employees would be able to get jobs at the apple store. Otherwise, that san francisco store just went out of business, way out west along st catherine, closer to like drummund or something, that'd be a pretty swanky spot.
     
  20. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if any of the american's on here get the "Mike...from Canmore" quote...
     
  21. gbojim macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know there is a reseller in Oakville. Name and address?
     
  22. Azoblue macrumors newbie

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    Canadian Computer Outlet Inc.
    414 Speers Road

    email me if you'd like!
    (we don't work on commision, so I'm not going to try to sell you anything :)

    Where are you from?
     
  23. gbojim macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    I work out of Cambridge. The closest dealer is in Waterloo and they are pretty useless. There are lots of folks downtown Toronto, but if I'm not already going there for something, that's a pain in the butt.

    What cross street are you close to?
     
  24. Azoblue macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, decent apple resellers are few and far between here in Ontario. We actually get people from Toronto to come to us. That shows you something.

    We're right off the QEW. Turn south on Dorval, turn right on Speers Road. We're at 414 Speers.

    email me for further info!
    greg@canadiancomputer.com
     
  25. TEG macrumors 604

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    Well I'm American so I get it.

    Thats the beauty of living within 2 hours of the Canadian Border, we get CBC. I just wish we also got some of the following Canadian Channels:

    CTV
    Global
    Prime
    CH
    CityTV
    YTV
    Space:
    and
    Toon

    It would make my life a bit more fun.

    And considering the crap that Rick Mercer can convince Americans of about Canada, I doubt many will understand the Mike bit.

    Four more places there should be Apple Stores...
    Banff, AB
    Jasper, AB
    Kamloops BC
    Prince Rupert, BC

    TEG
     

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