Apple Store in Glasgow THIS MORNING.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WeegieMac, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. WeegieMac Guest

    WeegieMac

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    I popped into the Apple Store in Glasgow on the way to work this morning following last nights rumours, which turned out to be true.

    They still, at 10am, had the £782 entry level iMac on show.

    A sales guy came over to ask if he could help, and I asked him about the rumoured step up to 2.66 from 2.4GHz in the entry level and the possibility of a new price.

    He simply said to me that I could "buy our products with confidence".

    Lying, smug, little b@stard knew all along.
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    You really think anyone outside Cupertino knows about product refreshes?

    He may be aware of rumours too - but employee's at Apple Store's know less than me and you do unless they read rumours.
     
  4. WeegieMac thread starter Guest

    WeegieMac

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    You honestly expect me to believe the store didn't have a shipment of the new models either in store for display later on today, or scheduled to come in either tomorrow or the following day to tie in with the online launch?

    Oh, he knew alright.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    If they did, then the store manager would be on a strict NDA and none of the employees would know anything. But I doubt that they'd have the models in for display either - they'll be getting stock over the next few days.

    Nothing has changed - they all look the same. Slightly different ports, but if a customer wants to see the product, nothing has physically changed.

    He didn't know. You really don't have a clue about retail..
     
  6. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly ... they really don't need to put new models on display .. they're physically (apart from displayport and FW800 port) identical

    When i last spoke to a genius he basically said that they usually get them in during the day of the release as a big anonymous pallet with an opening time plastered on them ... They also get internal emails during the day with the new price/spec etc lists... but they certainly don't get them ahead of time
     
  7. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    the base has changed, its t he same as the LCD 24" screens base now...so your technically incorrect, its appearance has changed....not a deal sealer i agree....but still
     

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