Apple store for the very first time. What should I expect.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iboy38, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. iboy38 macrumors member

    iboy38

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    I'm gonna be going to my local apple store soon for the very first time and I was wondering if anyone would give me any shopping advice and how to deal with the employees? Sorry if this question feels random. lol Kinda anxious.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As long as you have some training in kung fu and wear body armor, you should be fine. Just don't look them directly in the eyes.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Well they are usually crowded, white, and clean looking. I have had luck just asking the Apple people walking around for help. Sometimes when I want the to ask me if I need help, I just pretend to not know how the iPhone goes back in the dock correctly. The Apple People are generally nice and will listen to you and your problems. If the problem is over their head they suggest that you make a Genius appointment.
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    It's like a Christian Science Reading Room...once you enter, IF you are able to escape, you are never quite the same afterwards.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just ask someone if you need help like any normal store. What is so difficult about this situation that it requires asking for advice?

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  6. iboy38 thread starter macrumors member

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    lol You will never know....

    And another question, Is it easier to pay a computer there with cash or a card. I'm guessing card because of easy check out right?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If it's cash, they only accept rolls of quarters minted prior to 1965. They will take a credit card, but only if it's expired and in someone else's name.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    The card is easier because they can do it right on their little hand held thing. With case they might have to wait for no one to be using the drawer as there is only one in the whole store behind the Genius Bar.
     
  9. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Card will be easier as the employee will not have to head over to the counter. They can even e-mail you your receipt!

    Best of both world-option would be a check card. ;)
     
  10. iboy38 thread starter macrumors member

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    cool, thanks!
     
  11. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Why buy from the Apple store if you are so nervous?

    Buy online instead. macconnection offers $75 -150 rebates.
     
  12. jsol92 macrumors member

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    Bring a raw salami, you'll know why when you get there.
     

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