On my way to visit an apple store - for the first time!

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  1. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I've never been to an apple store before, but I am on my way
    to the Houston Galleria apple store! Well, I'm on my way to
    Houston to visit my grandparents, but nothing is going to keep
    me from visiting the apple store. I don't know what to expect.
    I hope I am not dissapointed.

    I am just going to add that Austin, Texas NEEDS an Apple
    Store. I have said this many times, but I am going to keep
    saying this till we get one. C'mon apple, get your arse out of
    Japan, and get me an Apple Store. :eek: ;)

    Am I the only one who has never been to an Apple store? :confused:

    I hope not.... ;)
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm sure that you will not be disappointed. You will feel like you are in heaven with so many toys! Plenty of helpful Apple employees. Lots of hardware & software.

    My wife and I were at the CambridgeSide Galleria Apple Store yesterday. The only disappoinment for my wife was that they didn't have a 17" PB for her to play with. Their only model was in the window on display, not plugged in yet!

    Let us know what purchases that you make!

    I hope you enjoy your visit with your grandparents, remember what a great time I had in my youth! ;)
     
  3. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    There is only a 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000001%
    chance I will be making a purchase. I wish I had enough money,
    to buy a toy - an iPod or maybe even a "toy" computer. ;)

    Yes, I worked out the chance to ~36 significant figures.
     
  4. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    I have never been to an Apple store, either. There isn't one near where I live. :(

    Have a good time! :D
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    If your grandparents are like mine were, they might buy you a toy! ;)
     
  6. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    My grandparents are great, but I don't want them to buy me a
    'toy' because I would feel bad. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That's what grandparents enjoying, spoiling their grandchildren. You should not feel bad, just enjoy!
     
  8. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    don't they sell pens, and stuff like that in apple stores?

    I would love something like that as a momento of my visit. :D
     
  9. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, apple stores are great. everytime i'm at the mall i go to the apple store. and i only make a purchase 6.9% of the time. (yes i calculated it ;) ) apple store openings are amazing too, if you ever get a chance to go, they give you a free t-shirt in a tube. i went to the SoHo opening the same day as MWNY last year and it was so cool. enjoy your journey to the apple store. :)
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Have fun ScemO, i think they might have t shirts but not sure, it will probably be another 10 years or before S.carolina gets a Apple Store. We are allways the last for everything. Be sure to try out that 1 giger imac. Enjoy!
     
  11. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I am shaking I am so anxious. Well, I leave tomorrow, so I have
    plenty of time to think about the fastest way to get from the
    parking lot of the Galleria to the store. ;)
     
  12. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    While it'd be nice to have an Apple store in Austin (since I'm going to be there next year), there are only 600,000 or so people in Austin. Besides, not many people go to Austin to shop. They go to Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio. One in San Antonio would be nice, since it's bigger than Austin.

    Apple really needs a store in McAllen, right next to the border. Tons of people from Mexico come with wads of cash ready to spend. Apple would make a killing...
     
  13. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    But Austin has the perfect atmoshphere for apple. You always
    see the 'keep Austin wierd' shirts. All the people wearing those
    shirts would die to have an iBook ;) - once they saw one at the
    new Apple Store. And there are so many computer companies
    in Austin - well semiconductor manufacturing companies to be
    exact, and that makes for good business. I think that if an Apple
    store was opened on the drag (downtown Austin) they would
    sell TONS of laptops to college students, tech people, and all the
    people who want to 'keep Austin wierd'. And I would be there a
    lot. ;).
     
  14. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Thats only one sig fig tho.... I'm not a fan of the Apple Stores even though I love seeing and playing with the Mac's the people there piss me off except for the genius. Each time it seems like they are trying to pressure me to buy. Even when i have things on order like my iBook I had to go play iwht one over the weekend and even after I told the woman mine was arriving on monday she was still there. Also just at the Woodfield Illinois the sales people i've spoken with are not quite as smart as the average person on this forum :)
     
  15. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    no, it is ~36 I'm pretty sure. If there is a decimal point, all the
    zero's count. There is some rule like that. 100000 is only one
    sig fig, but 100000.0 is 7 sig figs. ;)
     
  16. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    \

    I'm sure its only one sig fig. The zeros are place holders in fractions of a whole like that. Your example is correct. I just looked thru my physics text and it confirms my assessment.
     
  17. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well whoopdy - freakin' - doo. ;):D :D . I think my IPC teacher
    taught me wrong then.... :rolleyes:
     
  18. job macrumors 68040

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    Hey scem0 I go to that exact same Apple store at least once a month.

    Every time I go I walk out with something...it's not to great on the bank account....but it's Apple stuff so it's fine. ;)

    Last time I was there I picked up an Airport Extreme basestation. A couple months before that my father bought a scanner and I picked up RtCW and Icewind Dale.

    The store itself is a bit on the small side, but it's filled to the brim with Apple stuff.

    All Apple models are available to play with. It's great fun.

    See if you can pick up a free poster or two. ;)
     
  19. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hahaha. :D

    I wouldn't.

    If you did, you would probably walk out with the whole store.

    Take only what you need. ;)
     
  21. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I think your just confusing the rules. Its no big deal. I had to relearn them for the beginning of this year because my teacher doesn't grade the problem if you screw up sig figs. Most people screw up the rule of if theres a decimal then all the seros count. this only matters in the 1000.00000 where there are 9 sig figs as opposed to two in 0.000045
     
  22. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    What is the difference between those 2 numbers? I hate sig figs,
    they are stupid and pointless. :eek: ;)
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    scemo, I will be anxious to hear about your trip to your grandparents and the Apple Store. Take photo's and post please. ;)
     
  24. janey macrumors 603

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    just make sure you seriously don't piss any apple store employee off.
    Well it's probably just me but i went to the Northridge Apple Store a couple of months after it opened with one of my friends who got into this argument about macs vs. pc's with one of the geniuses and they were both pissed.
    Then you can probably guess what happened...Los Angeles has four Apple Stores-and she met the same guy at three of them ;)
     
  25. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Ill agree to that but when i'm on a forum that tries to define a geek.... I have to say something. Good Times and have fun on your trip don't expect the fantabulous from the apple store its not quite mecca or rome.
     

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