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macridah

macrumors 6502a
Feb 18, 2004
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Nor-Cal
Cool. Office depot always has comes out with online coupons. But the real news is that Apple is starting to have more partners.
 

Frozone

macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2002
486
2
Atlanta, Georgia
Is this an online only deal or are they going to be put into stores? Hopefully they'll be put into stores so I don't have to drive about 35 miles to Tallahassee for Apple stuff.
 

nagromme

macrumors G5
May 2, 2002
12,546
1,196
Looks like the full Apple lineup, not just the low-end stuff.

If it's in-store as well, I hope it works out as well as CompUSA became. My CompUSA is an great and knowledgeable Apple source. Store-within-a-store seems to work well there.
 

Frozone

macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2002
486
2
Atlanta, Georgia
nagromme said:
Looks like the full Apple lineup, not just the low-end stuff.

If it's in-store as well, I hope it works out as well as CompUSA became. My CompUSA is an great and knowledgeable Apple source. Store-within-a-store seems to work well there.

Except they don't have the new Displays.
 

Mudbug

Administrator emeritus
Jun 28, 2002
3,848
1
North Central Colorado
well, actually looking at the offered products, most are a revision behind:
Power Macs 1.6, 1.8 & dual 2.0, still offering the iMacs, although the powerbooks are up to speed.

I see this as a key move for Apple in the business sector, especially with small businesses. Office Depot is pretty much a small business one-stop-shop, and if they're offering Apple machines offered with the ease of purchase with an Office Depot low-apr credit line, this is a really good thing.
 

mainstreetmark

macrumors 68020
May 7, 2003
2,228
293
Saint Augustine, FL
Yeah, if this is true, it'd make it the only place to look at a Mac for sale within 50 miles of me.

Look at that old fashioned looking half-dome with display iMac. How archaic. How out of date.
 

scottwat

macrumors regular
Oct 9, 2003
118
0
Ohio USA
Sam's Club and Costco

If you really want to move in the business sector it would be great to move revision behind or refurb merchendise at lower prices. Also would be a great place to sell the eMac. You could use your business line of credit and see the difference at the store.
Also a key to partnered retail sucess is keeping the pipple faced jerk off selling the apples from bashing them while they sell them. Sure they like window's they have just downloaded every piece of software they need illegally. Not really an option in business.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
14,625
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Lard
nagromme said:
Looks like the full Apple lineup, not just the low-end stuff.

If it's in-store as well, I hope it works out as well as CompUSA became. My CompUSA is an great and knowledgeable Apple source. Store-within-a-store seems to work well there.

I missed them when i was in an Office Depot store yesterday. It does take them time to do things but it would be nice to see something other than HP machines offered.
 

OhEsTen

macrumors regular
Dec 29, 2003
173
0
Oh great....another "Be$t Buy" fiasco...

I really hope not, but I can't help but think how this all could turn into another Be$t Buy/Circuit City fiasco.

Remember going into those stores to check out Macs and having some pencil necked butthole try to talk you out of buying one. On a couple of occasions, I had gone into those stores to try and "test" out the salesman knowledge of their offered products - and guess what "Apple isn't going to be around much longer, Macs are slower, and they don't make any software for them."

This is the kind of crap that hurts Apple. As long as there are KNOWLEDGEABLE sales staff to actually ENCOURAGE people to buy their products this won't work. Apple eventually stopped selling through the BB/CC chains. I'm not clear who's fault that was, but it didn't help sales all that much.

I am faithful though. I do hope this works.
 

scottwat

macrumors regular
Oct 9, 2003
118
0
Ohio USA
Loyal Mac Users unite

OhEsTen said:
I really hope not, but I can't help but think how this all could turn into another Be$t Buy/Circuit City fiasco.

Remember going into those stores to check out Macs and having some pencil necked butthole try to talk you out of buying one. On a couple of occasions, I had gone into those stores to try and "test" out the salesman knowledge of their offered products - and guess what "Apple isn't going to be around much longer, Macs are slower, and they don't make any software for them."

This is the kind of crap that hurts Apple. As long as there are KNOWLEDGEABLE sales staff to actually ENCOURAGE people to buy their products this won't work. Apple eventually stopped selling through the BB/CC chains. I'm not clear who's fault that was, but it didn't help sales all that much.

I am faithful though. I do hope this works.
Maybe it is up to us loyal mac users to keep this kind of thing from happening. What I propose is regularly stopping in and "shopping" for a new mac. If the twit that is helping you bad mouths the mac's let the store manager know. Maybe even try to find an apple contact to alert. I really doubt either the manager or Apple would take kindly to this. I know it's kind of harsh, but it isn't really the twits place to bash apple, especially when they are partnered with Apple.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
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OhEsTen said:
I really hope not, but I can't help but think how this all could turn into another Be$t Buy/Circuit City fiasco.

Remember going into those stores to check out Macs and having some pencil necked butthole try to talk you out of buying one. On a couple of occasions, I had gone into those stores to try and "test" out the salesman knowledge of their offered products - and guess what "Apple isn't going to be around much longer, Macs are slower, and they don't make any software for them."

This is the kind of crap that hurts Apple. As long as there are KNOWLEDGEABLE sales staff to actually ENCOURAGE people to buy their products this won't work. Apple eventually stopped selling through the BB/CC chains. I'm not clear who's fault that was, but it didn't help sales all that much.

I am faithful though. I do hope this works.

It almost sounds as if they saw the narrow-minded Mac user coming and decided to have some fun with him.

Playing games doesn't help. Why not calm down and let them do what they're supposed to do? Besides, Office Depot stores don't have that many people working for them--knowledgeable or otherwise.
 

Frozone

macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2002
486
2
Atlanta, Georgia
I emailed Office Depot concerning whether or not Apple stuff would make there way into stores. Here is the responce to my email....

---
Joseph,

Thank you for contacting Office Depot, in response to your inquiry, we
have just acquired Apple as an authorized dealer, so you should be
seeing the Apple products in our retail stores as well in the coming
months. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to
contact. Thank you for contacting Office Depot, have a great day!

Regards,
Bernardo M.
---

So it look as if it's not just online. Tho, it will take time. YAYAYAYAY
 

paulypants

macrumors 6502a
Jun 17, 2003
599
242
Buffalo, NY
bousozoku said:
It almost sounds as if they saw the narrow-minded Mac user coming and decided to have some fun with him.

Playing games doesn't help. Why not calm down and let them do what they're supposed to do? Besides, Office Depot stores don't have that many people working for them--knowledgeable or otherwise.

I doubt it. I tried out several best buys and they were generally ill-informed about macs and definitely discouraged buying macs--and I wasn't wearing an "I OWN A MAC" T-shirt either. Never did I mention that I new anything about macs...
 

pilotgi

macrumors regular
Jul 22, 2002
193
4
On the Office Depot website, they have a picture of Airport Express with a caption underneath that says "Airport Extreme"
 

Lancetx

macrumors 68000
Aug 11, 2003
1,991
619
Iceman06 said:
I emailed Office Depot concerning whether or not Apple stuff would make there way into stores. Here is the responce to my email....

---
Joseph,

Thank you for contacting Office Depot, in response to your inquiry, we
have just acquired Apple as an authorized dealer, so you should be
seeing the Apple products in our retail stores as well in the coming
months. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to
contact. Thank you for contacting Office Depot, have a great day!

Regards,
Bernardo M.
---

So it look as if it's not just online. Tho, it will take time. YAYAYAYAY

That's great news as it's good exposure for Apple and more buying options are always nice. I'm fortunate to live in an area with Apple Store, Fry's, Micro Center and Comp USA locations, but Office Depot will be another good option when shopping for Apple products. Plus, Office Depot is in many cities that do not have any of the retail stores I mentioned above so this is a great thing for Apple.
 

OhEsTen

macrumors regular
Dec 29, 2003
173
0
-bousozoku-
"It almost sounds as if they saw the narrow-minded Mac user coming and decided to have some fun with him." -bousozoku-

Whats "narrow-minded" about asking questions about the products they carry? How would $ony react if people going in to buy a ps2 were discouraged from buying their console and encouraged to buy a xbox?

Does this happen? Is it narrow-minded to be upset that people spread lies about a product they don't know anything about?
 

shamino

macrumors 68040
Jan 7, 2004
3,435
266
Purcellville, VA
OhEsTen said:
I really hope not, but I can't help but think how this all could turn into another Be$t Buy/Circuit City fiasco.

Remember going into those stores to check out Macs and having some pencil necked butthole try to talk you out of buying one. On a couple of occasions, I had gone into those stores to try and "test" out the salesman knowledge of their offered products - and guess what "Apple isn't going to be around much longer, Macs are slower, and they don't make any software for them."
Whenever I go into an Office Depot, there usually isn't any staff around to say anything in the first place. So unless you think the shelf tags will say "go buy a PC", this shouldn't be a problem.
 

OhEsTen

macrumors regular
Dec 29, 2003
173
0
LOL...I guess so...

shamino said:
Whenever I go into an Office Depot, there usually isn't any staff around to say anything in the first place. So unless you think the shelf tags will say "go buy a PC", this shouldn't be a problem.

I actually feel better now.
 

baylormac

macrumors newbie
Jul 12, 2004
11
0
ipod minis

did anyone notice that they say they have ipod minis in stock??? i guess they are the only people in the world. i hope this is true.
 

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Apr 12, 2001
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Office Depot is now an Apple reseller. According to their website:

New at Office Depot! We are Proud to be an Authorized Reseller of Apple Products!

You can take advantage of one stop shopping for all your office supply needs and now all of your Apple technology needs in one convenient location. It's that easy to shop and save at Office Depot!"

Apple has previously attempted to offer Apple products at various national retailers (including Circuit City and Best Buy) in the past.
 

jkeithh

macrumors regular
Oct 13, 2002
104
0
Finally

Finally (hopefully) somewhere that I can buy Apple stuff locally without having to make a 100 mile round trip
 
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