Ban Hipsters from Apple Stores who spend their time dicking around on Facebook.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mogzieee, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it just so annoying! I went ALL the way into London's Regent Street store the other day from my home in Oxfordshire to demo a MacBook and it was full up of irritating people dicking around on Facebook. There was even one 8ish year old playing music videos on YouTube.

    AAARGH. :mad:
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I dont know any hippies who use facebook.

    Maybe you mean hipsters, which is exactly the demographic Apple is after.
    :rolleyes:
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    you mean people we're using the computers in the apple store, and didn't stop right away when you came in?

    My god! This is an outrage!
     
  4. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dammit, thats what I mean, I didn't check over the spelling :( lol


    Edit: I've since changed the post title to 'hipsters'.
     
  5. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    well, some people are obviously not in there to buy a mac... and seing as you have traveled an hour to get there... i am with you!!

    gypsys/hippys/hipsters... no facebook for you!
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure if you mentioned to one of the staff that you would like a demo of a macbook so that you can buy it, they would have made a plan to get you some mac-time.

    BTW: Isn't the Bull Ring store closer to Oxford. I never see any hippies/hipsters on facebook in there.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How about "Ban people from starting pointless threads!"

    This has been discussed before. Apple clearly allows people to come in and use a machine as long as they wish. If you TRULY were in the market to buy then you would have taken a step towards an employee and asked him/her if they could assist you in getting some computer time. I believe the employees are very receptive to this type of request. They were when I wanted to use a 30" just to test it on my PB. By them kicking the guy off the MacPro they risked a potentially larger sale but I was clearly there to buy while the guy was clearly there to try.

    In my opinion many people aren't there to buy but if giving an indefinite amount of time to a person to use a machine turns into a purchase then it was time well spent.

    Hippies or hipsters I think your complaint lacks merit.
     
  8. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is, Milton Keynes too, but I was visiting my dad who lives in London, and I hardly ever see him there..
     
  9. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Fair enough.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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  11. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple really had a problem with it, they'd block it from their machines. Since this increases interest and use of the machines, they're not gonna do it.
     
  12. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Just bring in some shampoo and body wash. Deodorant could also work. That should keep them away.
     
  13. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The thread should be renamed to "Ban Hippies".
     
  14. Peace macrumors P6

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  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If you are going by public transport, then Regent Street is probably the quickest to get to, but if you are going by car then Solihull or Milton Keynes are probably quicker to get to.

    @ OP the Regent Street store always has problems like this, and offers slow service, I don't think they have a great manager.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, next time, bring a camera. I've never seen an 8 year old hippy before.
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Or an eight-year-old hipster. The mind boggles.
     
  18. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I was ready for a San Francisco rant, not some Brit. Gah, I can only imagine how bad an English hippy would smell.
     
  19. JNB macrumors 604

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    I started as a Hippy, but then moved to Freak. That was more fun, but paid less, so I was a Baby Killer for a while. Now I'm just a Corporate Drone, but I like to hang out in Apple Stores and waste time on LinkedIn. Duuude...
     
  20. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And the bod mingles
     
  21. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm ........ was a hippy ......... once?

    but .... .. .

    then ....

    i think

    it wasn't 1969 anymore

    was it?
     
  22. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Get one of those things that looks like a tank with a giant drill on the front and drill through the hippies while playing death metal on full blast. Hippies can't stand death metal. ;)
     
  23. BlakTornado Guest

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    Well I went into the carphone warehouse one day, and the only iPhone (out of 6) that didn't need to be plugged into iTunes was being used by some dumb 6 year old.

    I left, then went back in later for a little play :)
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Destroying Facebook is clearly the best win-win solution.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How do you know the kid was dumb?
     

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