iPad Microsoft surface: Best advertising

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mobster1983, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    I decided to visit the new Microsoft store for the first time today, and needless to say, I got bored pretty fast. I decided to change the home screen on their Surface tablets at the front entrance. :-D[​IMG]
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Next time be REALLY cruel.

    Change the home screen to a Surface sales report
  3. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Should have opened it to the buy page..where you configure what you're gonna get. Too bad you can't complete purchases yet. I'd like to see someone buy their iPad from the Microsoft store :p
  4. Mobster1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    LOL! That's a great idea. Maybe I'll do that when I buy the iPad Air. Use in store pickup, walk across the aisle of the mall and into the Apple store. They are literally right across the walkway from each other.
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  6. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    hahaha well done. This is the kind of entrepreneurial spirit I like to see and should be encouraged. Go team :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: !!!!
  7. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    huh? Im an apple fan but this is as lame as a Msft or google fan going to MSFTs home page on all of the iPads
  8. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Doing that just for the kicks?

    Lame, i dont think its fun.
  9. Epiphron macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    Just wondering, was this at the Valley Fair mall?
  10. Mobster1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011

    Ala Moana Mall in Hawaii. They just opened a store right across from the Apple store. My wife was amazed at the fact that the Apple Store was completely packed and the Microsoft Store had maybe ten people. Poor Microsoft. Can't help feel sorry for them.
  11. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Its the same way at Valley Fair Mall (San Jose, Ca), when I walk by its usually nearly empty.

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  12. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Hmm, I'll have to try this... :D

    I'll have two windows, one with the iPad Air and one with the Surface sales
  13. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yeah, way to add extra work for the people who work at the MS Store. I'm sure they were glad you amused yourself.
  14. Mobster1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    And you think they actually have anything else to do? It's not like there are any customers there to help. ;-)
  15. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    One, yes, I am sure that as employees of a billion dollar corporation, they have other things to do. Its pretty arrogant of you to assume otherwise. And second, its childish. You don't go ********* around at other peoples' place of work.

    The pettiness of Apple fans astounds me sometimes.
  16. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012

    Why would Microsoft even need a store that large with so few hardware to sell? Xbox, windows phone, surface?

    Waste of space
  17. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Microsoft as a company created petty ads comparing to the iPad. One individual doing something back is hardly childish. It's a bit of fun.
  18. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    You must have forgotten Microsoft's "smoked by Windows Phone" campaign? That was petty.
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    made me waste time, change the thread title or just close the thread.
  20. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    And Apple created petty ads comparing Macs and PC's. So? Companies smack each other around, that's what they do. But neither company ever forked around with each others' employees or their work. That's going too far.

    And what business is it of yours to "do something back"? Do you work for Apple? Why do you take ads so personally that you need to "do something back"?

    Show respect for people at their workplace. It that simple.
  21. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    Your extremely over the top. The guy was having fun. No one was injured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Somehow I don't think many here would demonstrate this same response if a Microsoft troll went into an Apple store and brought up the Surface page on an iPad.

    But I can understand why some would feel threatened by the presence of the Surface that they felt the need to do something like that. Otherwise why bother with a device that is "already dead"? :confused:
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Demo machines have to be reset periodically anyway, people do all sorts of things to them, so it's not like this made any extra work for the store employee.

    And people have played this type of prank at Apple stores too. I remember when the jailbreakme.com jailbreak was out, some people went to Apple stores and jailbroke as many iDevices as they could. There was another prank that somebody else did, the details of which are escaping me at the moment. But it was Apple fans playing jokes at Apple stores.

    It's just a bit of harmless fun, no need to get so serious about it.
  24. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    The surface isn't dead it's just a very nich product,

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