What is your favorite Mac Store?

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  1. Stelliform macrumors 68000

    Stelliform

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    I was just wondering if you guys had a favorite Mac retailer? I am sure that you have opinions based on the years of being Mac enthusiasts.

    My current favorite is Smalldog.com. But I am partial to smaller companies. (and their WebCams are pretty darn cool.) But I have to say that their devotion to dogs is a little extreme! (my 2 year old loves the little plastic dogs that they send with the orders... :))

    (Just to make it clear, they don't have to be Apple Stores. But they could be.... :D)
     
  2. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I've been to the Falls in Miami and International Mall in Tampa. I like the Tampa store the best. Last time I was in the Falls 5 apple employees asked me if I needed help in a row. I wasn't happy.
     
  3. alset macrumors 65816

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    Used to go through MacWharehouse. Now I prefer the Apple Store on Bay St (East Bay) for regular items, and the online Apple Store for computers (since 1999).

    Dan
     
  4. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Di-No computers in Pasadena, CA. They have very good service; one guy even remembered me when I went to buy my iBook, even though the only time I'd been there before was to buy a power adapter for a PB 1400c. They were very happy to match a deal Unitek had (free 256MB ram with iBook purchase).

    Next to that would be the Pasadena Apple Store. My girlfriend (übergeek) would disagree with me, but all the best people from Glendale were transferred to Pasadena, and they know their stuff and are always willing to help.
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Apple Store at CambridgeSide Galleria. I enjoy all the Mac's available for a test drive. Lots of software. Plenty of knowledgeable people. My only complaint currently is that they don't have a 17" PB to test drive!
     
  6. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    Officeline Mac & carry in Oslo....




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    hey, I worked there!!!
     
  7. lmalave macrumors 68000

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  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    don't let mischief catch me saying this


    but elite computers across the street from apple inc in cupertino is amazing

    the apple company store at apple inc is

    well

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    word,

    WEAK

    woz shops at elite computers in cupertino...he can go to the apple company store, because they still worship him as the father of it all, but i am sure the woz would get too much attention walking around the apple campus:D
     
  9. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    General Cybernetics, Baby!

    Support the ones you know.

    -Doc
     
  10. szark macrumors 68030

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    I stopped at the Apple Company Store in mid-Feb., and was quite shocked to discover that they didn't have a 17" on display! What gives?

    Anyway, I currently frequent the Chandler Apple Store, but I haven't really been buying much lately.
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Where is it located in Boston? Have you been to the CambridgeSide Galleria for comparison? ;)
     
  12. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    Its online. not in Boston.

    In Boston I tend to go to Cambridge too.

    -Doc
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Are you native Bostonian? I moved here in 1984 after 10 years in Nebraska, Air Force. I'm a native Buckeye, Ohio.
     
  14. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    Nope I tend to migrate like a bird... moving every few seasons. :)

    I've lived everywhere... Originally from just south of Syracuse NY... Spend time in Pittsburgh, Vegas, Houston, NYC, and Nashville

    - Doc
     
  15. scem0 macrumors 604

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    whatever site has the cheapest prices according to dealmac.com

    So in a way dealmac.com is my fav store.
     
  16. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    Smalldog all the way.

    You gotta support the little people;)
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I used to go to Micro Center around Philly because it was so good. When, I moved to Florida, I did mostly mail order with MacWarehouse or OtherWorld Computing. Lately, I'll go to CompUSA (eeek) or the Apple Store in Orlando.
     
  18. janey macrumors 603

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    sweetie you have a bad memory. I said GLENDALE not pasadena.
    I prefer the apple store @ the grove (always will be my favorite).
    before that it was the one in northridge, before that one it was the one in glendale.
     
  19. Stelliform thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Awwww, A lovers spat? ;)

    I am going to have to invest some time and drive 4 hours to the nearest Apple store. Y'all seem to think quite highly of them....
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    good idea. apple stores are cool and great.
    the geniuses (most of the time) are very nice.

    hey i wanna break up with my bf he makes me unhappy.
    every time i see him it rains. every time it rains i feel depressed. therefore every time i see my boyfriend i feel depressed :)
     

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