Funny Story from Futureshop :)

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by aaron.lee2006, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    I was over looking and playing around with the iMacs when a father and his two daughters come in. They are clearly looking for a new computer. The one daughter was trying so hard to convince her dad that Mac was the way to go telling him all about the graphical work they are capable of. And right at the end these are the words that come out of the dad's mouth:


    "Yes, but nobody buys Mac. So why should we?" I just started laughing and they looked over at me so I shut up ;)

    Macs are the way to go :D
     
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  3. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I work at Best Buy, and I hear that kind of thing a lot.

    "I'm looking for a computer that's easy to use, I don't need a Mac"

    I can usually at least give them a tour of OS X and explain the differences to them, but when someone comes in expecting to spend $650 on a PC package deal, they don't react well to the price of the iMac.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I feel bad about it...okay, I don't... but I'm not particularly sorry to lose such individuals from the family... :(
     
  5. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I guess we are just smarter than those PC users :p oh and I have a question.

    Do you get in trouble if you spend more time showing them a Mac compared to a PC? And do the customers get pissed off when you try to show them OSX?
     
  6. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    I would love to know why people seem to have this obsesson that macs are terrible, macs are great macines, if only they would at leest try them.
     
  7. popelife macrumors member

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    Seems to me there are two reasons:

    1) Apple-haters are incredibly vocal, yet surprisingly influential. Buyers seem to take more notice of people who say something is rubbish than people who say something is great.

    2) Uneducated buyers worry that it's VHS v Beta all over again, and choose the one everyone else bought, even if it's not very good. Self-perpetuating mediocrity. Maybe they don't realise that, thanks to Boot Camp, you can have your cake and eat it.
     
  8. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I once heard some lady at Futureshop say "I would never buy a Mac, they're so different."

    ...And so are PC's.. :confused:
     
  9. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    People basically don't like paying for things... quality always loses out to quantity when it comes to the unwashed masses. Of course its different when you are rich.

    Some people do it with computers others do it with food. Its all relative but I don't think all these people are stupid either.
     
  10. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I wish at the stores they'd tack onto the price tags of PC's the cost of anti-spyware software, anti-virus software, media software similar to iLife, and average cost of repairs. Then we could see what's more expensive. :cool:
     

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