Fun 27" iMac Story

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  1. KyleKlink macrumors regular

    KyleKlink

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    When I bought my 27" iMac in San Luis Obispo, Ca, I had to walk about four blocks from the Apple store to my car. To transport the iMac box I used my kids' stroller, setting the box across the two seats.

    As I walked to my car, five or six people out of the 12-15 people that I passed comment on the iMac. One man simply said "Nice." Another passerby told me she had bought the same iMac for her boyfriend and that it's awesome. Another man seated at a bench said "that's awesome" and made a joking bowing-down gesture towards me.

    What makes this all interesting to me is that I wouldn't have received any comments whatsoever if that box said Dell on the side, or HP. There's something about Apple computers that makes them stand out from the rest, be it the operating system or the design or the gigantic screen on this particular model. Apple computers--or rather their boxes--have the ability to bring perfect strangers together in conversation, even if it's just a passing comment and reply along a city sidewalk.

    (I am no fanboy, do not interpret this post as worship for the company.)
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Similar to your story, my brother switched from PC to Mac back in 2006. He purchased his Intel iMac at the Apple Store and the sales rep. yelled out something like “We’ve got a switcher, here.” And all the Apple Store people starting clapping and hollering at him.

    Then, as we were leaving the mall to get to the parking lot random people started congratulating him.

    It was hilarious.

    It’s like a worldwide clique we belong to. I’ve even had random strangers see me take a picture or answer a call on my iPhone and come up to compare installed applications.

    Apple owners are just different.
     
  3. spencers macrumors 68020

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  4. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    He never said the kids were not in the stroller. They just sat under there awestruck.
     
  5. stever500 macrumors regular

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    Great story. I'm a recent switcher too and people in the store were really happy for me when I was having it carried to my car. The guy had it carted out of the store, all around the mall to where my waiting car was and he loaded it in for me. That would never happen at most mall stores. I'll never forget them for their great service AND he gave me the edu price on Applecare even though I'm not in school! Very cool dudes at my local store.
     
  6. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I would have said (between sips from a brown paper bag)... "Whatdidyado... sell your kids...?"

    Good purchase... enjoy.
     
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  8. KyleKlink thread starter macrumors regular

    KyleKlink

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    You try carrying that box four blocks...
     
  9. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    I did, And it is pretty damn heavy!!!
     
  10. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    In a stroller? Hopefully it was a nice, warmish day, or else *wristslap*.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    The guys at my local Apple store are cool too, there was one iMac on special and the people there knew I wanted an iMac (I'm a long time customer of there's) so one of them stuck it out the back and reserved it for me:D I brought it the next day:) And also stuff like when my mac had superdrive issues they came to my house and looked at it for free, when a lot of people charge for that...
     
  12. dissolve macrumors 6502a

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    Higuera St. is a pretty friendly place :D
     
  13. kroeks macrumors regular

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    But oh my god, it's huge! (that's what she said)
    I remember the reactions at my school when I first got my 13" white macbook.
    It was really revolutionary. Everyone was stuck on Windows machines and soon, 1 by 1 people started to buy mac's too :p

    I think you're right when you say that apple has "something catchy"
     

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