Apple Resellers - Flooded with complaints. - Apple care factor "Zero".

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by silverprince, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. silverprince macrumors member

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  2. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

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    I don't think Apple is in the business to play ring around the rosy, holding the hands of the retailers.

    Of course it's about the money, there are shareholders to answer to.
     
  3. silverprince thread starter macrumors member

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    I like your "ring around the rosy" analogy.
     
  4. Paul S macrumors regular

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    By no means take this as being offensive, but isn't the main focus of ANY successful company the "dollar"? I can't imagine any other business that won't take advantage of opportunities where they'll make a good profit.

    Now, I understand if it were something like Walmart where it's just very sleezy business tactics. Is Apple doing business this way? This is a sincere question, as I am just mostly a lurker here. Please expound on your post above.
     
  5. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    What does having a Black Friday sale have to do with Apple resellers and people still waiting to receive their 27" quad iMac? Just because they have a sale and people buy an iMac during that sale tomorrow it doesn't mean those people won't have to wait just like everyone else to get a quad core iMac. Sales on Black Friday are something that most all major retailers in the States participate in because it's the busiest shopping day of the year.
     
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  7. Paul S macrumors regular

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    Shame. I thought this would turn into an interesting discussion.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Apple has been through this before, every other time Apple has pre-announced machines and began taking orders in advance of shipment there have always been delays, problems, and complaints.

    Having a sale during Black Friday while there are still scads of backorders still gives the waiting people the option of taking a discount and going to the end of the line. Can always call and ask if they can process a discount without bumping you.
     

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