- Apr 12, 2001
Dont forget Oakbrook too.PlaceofDis said:too bad for the resellers, but who knows....
im a little surprised about the Northbrook, IL one though, that makes what four in the chicagoland area? Michigan Ave, Woodfield, Old Orchard...& now Northbrook, i might be missing one as well.....well the more the merrier i say for Apple Stores, i love going to them
Who was that then?Hector said:if they were good stores they would stay in business, i know an particularly evil apple store near me that closed down soon after the london apple store opened, they sold old software at above RRP and they sold old macs that had problems with them at extortionate prices they gave apple a bad name
Many of you will never understand until your in someone like Tom's shoes or something like that. Now I can understand your complaint, a terrible store in London that sells old stuff and outrageous prices, that is bad. But for a credible store like Tom ran, many of you will never understand although his complaints and letters has everything making sense. I am a personal friend of Tom and I feel for him and his family and I wish him well. I know people will flame me during this whole thread but I could honestly care less cause no one knows the situation better than someone like Tom or in some cases myself.Hector said:if they were good stores they would stay in business, i know an particularly evil apple store near me that closed down soon after the london apple store opened, they sold old software at above RRP and they sold old macs that had problems with them at extortionate prices they gave apple a bad name
Hmmmm... the Washington, DC metro area already has stores in Tyson's Corner (the first Apple Store), Clarendon, Montgomery Mall, and Bethesda (mini store)...Macrumors said:
wd, did you read the TS link? Both complained Apple shipped them products well after the Apple Stores had them and sold them. No mention of not being able to afford inventory, quite the contrary, Apple wouldn't supply them with any.wdlove said:A loss of a business and jobs is always sad. I think that a problem for resellers is that they can't afford to have the large quantity of inventory that Apple carries. In some cases the expertise isn't as good. They also tend to not have the latest products.
Really? It's well-known, is it? And where do we get that information? From unbiased sources or from resellers themselves? Hmmm...ZildjianKX said:It's well known that Apple craps on resellers... from not giving them new products on time or enough, to not giving them price breaks when Apple drops hardware prices.
ahhh i knew i was forgetting one, so that makes five around here then! i never go out to Oakbrook, probably why i forgot it,joshua_msu said:Dont forget Oakbrook too.
Strange. I hear these complaints about Apple not shipping products to resellers in a timely manner, but our local Apple reseller always has plenty of inventory on the shelves. You're sure there's not more to this? Sounds to me that some of these resellers might not be forthcoming in all the details.rdowns said:Apple is not playing fair with their resellers, plain and simple. They should either support them or tell them they won't and let them close up or transition their businesses.
What gives you the idea that resellers are in business to sell cheaper products than Apple? When in Apple's history have they offered lower prices to resellers? Why would anyone open an Apple store thinking that? Resellers should focus on service, not prices. Most people will pay a little more for good service. That's what resellers should focus on and most of them do not.DeusOmnis said:Apple makes it so that resellers cannot sell at the same price or below what apple does. So Apple makes it silly for anyone to buy from a reseller since they can get it cheaper directly from Apple. Apple also makes sure that the resellers dont get products on time, etc etc.
If that's true, do you think it's Apple just being greedy or do you think it's Apple finally getting fed up with the way their products have been presented to the public for so long with such lousy service? I suspect it's the latter. Think about the disputes they've had with Best Buy and Circuit City and Sears. It's not greed but a simple desire to present their products properly and with good service. More power to 'em.DeusOmnis said:To be honest, I'm convince Apple doesnt want resellers anymore and would rather just do all the selling themselves to have a stronger monopoly on their market.
I'm sure that's the problem on both sides. Retailers and Apple are looking out for their own best interest. That's why the Think Secret article may not have all the facts.inkswamp said:Strange. I hear these complaints about Apple not shipping products to resellers in a timely manner, but our local Apple reseller always has plenty of inventory on the shelves. You're sure there's not more to this? Sounds to me that some of these resellers might not be forthcoming in all the details.