Left work early yesterday and decided to stop in CompUSA to browse. Ended up buying a Logitech MX1000 and a JBL Creature II. I already have a nice set of Altec Lansings but these Creatures will match my G5 iMac so nicely. I really dislike CompUSA and there is an Apple Store across the street but Apple's store has such a limited selection of items. Hanging around the Apple section when a guy came over to admire the PM G5. The Apple rep wasn't there and some sales guy came over to "help" him. Guy was a PC user and was asking about buying a Mac, its expandability and use in a Windows environment. Sales guy reply, well it's really expensive, has no rebates, not much is offered in the way of expandability and won't work with Windows. Being a sales guy myself and a reseller in the 90s, I sidled over and asked the sales guy, why do you say that? He had no real answer. I started talking to the guy and asked him a few questions. Showed him the software he'd get with a Mac (everything he'd need except Office and Dreamweaver). Told him that many products in the rest of the store will work on a Mac and told him how I use my Mac to VPN into my corporate network. He really wanted more information but CompUSA does not have Internet access on their PCs. Sent him to the Apple Store across the street. A woman had been listening to me and then came over and asked me questions about my new iMac G5. I had mentioned to the guy that I just got one. She said what I was saying was contradictory to what other sales people in the store had told her. She wanted a Mac but was very confused. Told her everything I said was fact and if she wanted to see it all in person, she should go across the street to the Apple Store to see it. She said she would. Also butted into another conversation with one of their "network specialists". Customers wanted a wireless network but didn't want to spend Apple's price for Airport base station. Was told he didn't really have any other option. I grabbed a Linksys and D-Link product and just walked over and asked him if these would work on my Mac since they both display the OS X logo on the box? Utter silence! Told the guy all he needed was the new AE and sent him across the street to get one. Been a long time since I did anything like that. When I was a reseller, I would do it all the time in other stores. The lack of knowledge and incompetence of these employees is ridiculous. They also give out a lot of incorrect Windows advise as well. Mr. network specialist quoted me $79 for the speakers although they were $99. I asked because the sign advertised the grey ones for $99 and I thought the white ones might be more since there was no sign. After a nice conversation with the manager, he honored it. I politely and firmly told him about the conversations I witnessed in the store and that an employee had quoted me a price and I expected it to be honored. Also asked him if it would be a good idea to write CompUSA corporate and Apple about my experiences in his store. All in all, a fun visit.