MAC STORES SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE!

MacLuver23

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Mac (Apple) stores should be everywhere! I live in New Jersey, its like the middle of nowhere! All we have is a Circut City, Comp USA, and a Staples as our computer stores! Apple should make stores two in every state! So then everyone can buy great Apple products and get great service ANYWHERE. You guys agree with me, right?
 

Kela

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May 12, 2001
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Toally man!!

I totally agree with you!! Here in the UK they should also build Apple outlets. ALL THEY HAVE IS THIS MikroAnvika Overpriced junk!!
 
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spikey

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yeah its strange apple havent done that, maybe they want to be a non profit organization.
 
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mymemory

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Hey people

At list you have a CompUSA, down here all the Apple store sells refurbish apple products like brand new and overpriced.

I'm sure Apple is gonna open stores every where but step by step, they have to tune the new stores yet. The stores are not cheap. They are more show rooms right now and Apple have to be carefull (loyal) with their resellers because they really sell the products. Apple is far away from depending on their stores.
 
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samir

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hey dude i live in colombia and there is not an apple store
and is so expensive buy in the apple distributors ,an imac that cost in usa u$1300 here cost u$2000 you are so lucky because you live in the usa and if there isn't a store near to you you just have to travel a few hours to get it
 
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evildead

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Apple stores for who?

The apple stores, I think are really ment for non apple usesers. I mean.. everyone that posts at this site are Mac Heads... so we don't need to play with one to know we want one... But non Mac users and potential new mac users can now get a chance to touch, smell, and live Apple. Most Windows users that bash Macs have never even used one. At most, Their schools have 10 year old Macs in their labs that crash all the time so when they go home and get the blue screen of death on there Win boxes, they think that they found gold. There is one store about 30 min away from me, I am lucky that I have one relitively close by. But I still ordered my Quicksilver online form Apple so I could BTO. The more the better.. more mac conversions!!!

My heart goes out to you guys that dont have any and the prices are so high for you. What are your online options.. do you have to pay that much for exports that way too. At least you wont have to pay sales tax and you could probably get some free RAM out of it.

[Edited by evildead on 10-04-2001 at 06:52 PM]
 
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rekras

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Sep 3, 2001
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i agree

I agree with evildead, the apple stores are more like showrooms for non users. i dont really see why everyone is complaining about not having an apple store or reatailer around, the best place to get them is online, and apple's site shows more that enough information on the product so that u dont really havta see it in person to know what it's like, plus u can build your mac how u want it.
 
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MacLuver23

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Re: i agree

Originally posted by rekras
I agree with evildead, the apple stores are more like showrooms for non users...
I think Mac Users should have Apple Stores because it is nice to actually look at all the apple products upfront, Comp USA is good but I think the Apple Stores are better!
 
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jefhatfield

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valley mac stores

the apple stores, as they are set up, sound better than staples and circuit city but the independent mac stores in silicon valley, like elite computers in cupertino, are even better than the official apple stores

i wonder why other areas don't have great independent mac stores? is the market for apple stuff that small in other areas?
 
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oldMac

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I've got to say that the best non-Apple retail experience I've see for Macs is MicroCenter.

They did the Apple "store-in-store" concept way before Apple pushed it onto other retailers like CompUSA. And they're generally staffed with people who know something about Macs.

If there's one in your area, you should check it out...

http://www.microcenter.com/store_locations/map_usa.html
 
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jefhatfield

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yes, that one, too

that's the name of one of the great mac stores in no. cal that i couldn't think of...the site says there is one in santa clara but i know they have one in san jose, too (on stevens creek)
 
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SPG

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In the shadow of the Space Needle.
not all indy stores are great

I'll happily trade the two Seattle mac dealers for a real Apple store, well on second thought I'll just trade "the Computer Store". Our local store has struck out nine out of the last ten times we've needed stuff. Usually it's out of stock or they just don't know what they're talking about.
....aaaah! What am I saying?!?! Any Mac dealer is a good dealer and I should be happy to even have one, let alone two shops in the area, but damn they need to figure out what's up over there.
 
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DannyZR2

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Sep 18, 2001
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Arlington, TX

I am fortunate in the Dallas/Ft.Worth/Arlington area to have Hardin Computer, and indy store.. they actually have 2 locations, one with new stuff and service, and another with Used items... pretty cool, and also now with the Apple Store in Willow Bend, we are in great shape!

I'll be getting my iPod there soon!


 
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imspace2

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Dec 6, 2001
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Apple Store

I live in Jersey and I know there is an Apple Store in Woodcliff but we need one in the shore points area The WIz is by far the worst Apple Distribtor in the country they sell Apple's new products but the staff there knows nothing about macs and usually recommends Cheap PC's instead. I go there sometimes and reccomend to people interested about Apple to just go to the website because The Wiz sucks so much if Apple is listening Please put a store in Red Bank
 
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Obsidian

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Oct 10, 2001
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Victoria, BC

I live all the way up here in British Columbia, Canada. It seems doubtful that we will see an apple store for quite a few years. But for now, I am satisfied with the local stores. We have about 4 Apple outlets; WestWorld Computers, SoHo Computers, Restart Computers, and Tesseract Compusmart. Restart mainly sells used, tesseract is mainly PC, but the macs are to the front of the store(pc's in the back), but SoHo and WestWorld are the two good local stores. They both are totally mac, and have showroom like stores. They both have the bottom of the price list in canada, and are easy to shop in, but I would give SoHo the gold medal. They have the knowledgeable-as-me staff, and if your just looking for an iMac and are considering a more expensive iBook, they will fit you with the computer that suits more- they wont try to make the bigger sale. (they are non- commission).

I doubt ill see ANYONE with an iPd around here anything soon, but I know people working at the local newspaper have an entire room of yosemities. My neighbor works at home on a sawtooth 400- he is the photo editor for the paper, so he may need an iPod like device instead of lugging around cdrw's or his jazdrive.


will I get any replies? this seems like an old thread? :)
 
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richvideo

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Dec 11, 2001
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Business 101

How fast do you think they can open stores?

COME ON!

they've opened 27 stores in like 6 months...
(okay so I am spoiled and have 2 in the DC area- and we had the second store in the country)

Why.. becuase there's enough of a demand here...

I have friends who work in the stores...

Apple opened their stores based on sales at apple.com and other retail stores. They put stores in the largest sales areas..

Yes they will open more, but would you rather have apple spend all of its money opening 500 stores simulataneously... or do a rational rollout that fiscally makes sense while investing capital into new products.

Be reasonable...

Rich
 
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eyelikeart

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so no New Orleans

I'm guessing New Orleans will never happen then. The market here is so terrible. Good thing I'm planning on living in DC at some point....he he he
 
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Mike Gagne

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Maui Hawaii

I guess we are lucky.....we have had an independent Mac reseller with a standalone store for years. I have purchase three macs there the most recent being a new 600 megahertz iBook with an iPod for my daughter for Christmas. They had it all in stock.... It geels like what you are saying is that we should feel spoiled....I do....and it aint just because of Macs. Thanks for the opportunity to gloat. Aloha, Mike
 
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agreenster

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Someone Had a Good Idea

But it was overrun with weird people saying weird stuff.


I agree that it takes a nice long time to get Apple stores up and running, and its should be understood that not everyone will have one soon. It will be very nice when nearly every state will have an Apple store. But I do have a bone to pick.

SEVEN stores in California???? SEVEN? Why seven?? Crimeny, everyone knows that California has the MOST support for Apple products, and if the store is intended to get people's hands on these computers for the first time, Apple is wasting their money. Much more people in CA know and respect Apple than any other state in the country. Why doesnt Apple venture into unclaimed territory, LIKE New Orleans? Im from Indiana, and people know Apple here about as much as they know about the beach. Apple? What the hell is that? Is it made by Microsoft?

We know corn and soybeans, and a bunch of rednecks. (except in major cities, where it does have some semblance of civility and taste)

But let me tell you, there isnt much to do here, so all people do is shop. We spend our freakin' money like we're going to die any second. There is a major oppurtunity for Apple here.

I know many of you are thinking that the reason they did this is to gain quick and immediate financial support for their stores by going to CA first, but c'mon. Id like to see my area get an Apple store, and quit with this circuit city, best buy, compusa garbage.
 
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