Closest Apple Store To Washington Dulles?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Morgo, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Morgo macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I will be transiting Dulles on my way to South America and thought I could take advantage of my 6 hour layover to visit an Apple Store. On my last visit to DC (Jul 03) I remember that there was an Apple store in Virginia that was close to the metro line that serves the Capital and the station where the Washington Flyer stops(from the airport). Unfortunately I cannot remember the station stop nor the location of this store! (all i remember is that it was in an alcove of shops, near a bowling complex and a nice bar! LOL).

    If anyone could give me directions on how to get there on the Metro I would be most appreciative! Also, anyone know whether the iPod Mini is in general stock, or is it still very hard to get?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Here's the directions: http://www.apple.com/retail/clarendon/
    According to the online Apple Store, shipping on iPod mini is 3-5 weeks. I'd imagine from that that stock of iPod minis is low everywhere.
     
  3. Morgo thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect! thank you very much. I did take a look there but got confused with Tysons Corner (Doh!) which didn't have metro instructions.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    The Claredon store will be a real stretch by bus/rail. The Tysons store is about 15- 20 miles from Dulles, so an easy cab ride.

    Otherwise you'll probably take Metrobus 5A to Roslyn Virginia, and take the Metrorail to the Claredon station.

    When will you be passing thru?
     
  5. Morgo thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll be there tomorrow! THought Clarendon would be easiest...if only for the fact that the Washington Flyer bus drops off at the metro station which is on the same line as Clarendon!

    However, if a 40 mile roundtrip taxi fare is cheaper than the cost of the Washington Flyer & metro then I could be persuaded to try Tyson. I've got about 4 hours to kill in total, so no huge rush.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Made a call to one of the local cab companies, and was told that the fare would be $28 each way. But hey that gives you even more time at the Apple Store! Plus you won't be tied to the Flyer schedules and Metrorail delays..

    Which ever store you decide on, make sure they have in stock what you want. That may make up your mind too...
     
  7. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    what nationality are you? unless you are from a visa-exempt country, you won't be able to enter the U.S. during transit...

    just checking...

    edit: it just occured to me that you could be in the u.s. already... if such is the case, my bad! :D
     
  8. Morgo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for finding out the cab fare - really kind of you! $56 to visit an Apple store - wow, I guess we all love Apple too much to contemplate paying that for a brief visit.. and I'll probably not even end up buying anything! :D

    I'm a British passport holder so I have a visa waiver and will have no probs with leaving the airport.
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Not a problem, glad to do it. Too bad I am not working from home today, could have met up and gone down there together. (Live 5 miles from Dulles).

    Given all the talk of how overseas prices are so high, thought you were a man on a mission.

    Safe flight, ya' all come back and see us, ya' hear?
     

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