What every Apple store says when I ask...

Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by jman2003, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. jman2003 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    So I am really bored right now, so I called alot of Apple Store's in the US and asked when the MBA would be in stock and they said this.
    If any of you have anything else just reply it.

    Old Orchard- No ship date.
    Michigan Ave- In stores Feb. 10
    Northbrook- In stores as soon as pre-orders ship.
    Deer Park- Within this week and 2 weeks from now.
    West 14th Street-No date exactly, Soon.
    San Fran.-Will have 1 (Yes, Yes, only one) by the begging of feb.
    Irvine-Waiting for shipment, 1-1.5 week(s)
    Beverly Center- Didnt know what the MBA was. (What a loser)
    The Grove- 1.5 Weeks
    Woodland-Currently putting up posters and other stuff.
    Chestnut Street- In stock (I doubt it)
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2008
    How could someone who works at the Apple store not know what the MBA is? I'm kind of worried.
  3. jman2003 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Ya, I no, that is messed up.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    That's the same store where they assumed I was an Apple employee because I was wearing an Apple T-shirt from another Apple store's grand opening.
  5. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Charlotte, NC (SouthPark) - No ETA on MBAs... they suggested calling back daily to inquire as to status updates.
  6. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2002
    Back when the (older) stores had theaters (long since redesigned), I understand they would get a live Keynote feed and everyone would watch. I recall one of my local stores would replay the Keynote throughout for the next few days for customers and employees as time permitted.

    I think the caliber of employee has changed and stores are generally too busy now for employees to take time to watch. And if Apple store managers are like most in the retail sector, they probably don't have the time or inclination to bring their employees up to speed. They would want them to do that on their own time.
  7. MLeepson macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2007
    Do the employees not go to Apple.com? People don't need to watch the keynote to know about the product. But the fact that they don't know about it ridiculous.
  8. JDR macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Hmm...seems like you live in my area jman2003!

    I refuse to do my Apple-related business with the Northbrook store now; the Old Orchard people are much nicer. I'm surprised they didn't hang up on you when you asked :eek:
  9. touchher macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2007
    Haha yeah, the employees at the Northbrook store never seemed to friendly... I prefer Deer Park, especially because it isn't inside of a mall.
  10. Sannekita macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2007
    It's really sad the guy didn't know what a MBA was... geez
  11. Maca London UK macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    suck it up Princess

    If putting other people down makes you feel better about yourself then you need some time in the woods.

    Ever think the people in the shop are sick to death of demanding muppets constantly calling asking questions you know the answers to?

    This is a classic example of Americans acting like spoilt kids, just be patient, it will be in the shops soon enough and if you take the time to show respect to the shop staff then I assure you that you will get better service.

    In mean time go and spend $10 on a supersized designer coffee, buy some sweat shop trousers, fill your 2 miles to the gallon SUV with High Octaine, stick a chicken up your nose and have a look at the Asus Eee and see what Apple should build next.

    We love you guys,

  12. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Hell, if I were answering phones all day about the Macbook Air I would stay "what's that... air?" just so the customer can "****" and I can go about my day.
  13. Teddy's macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006

    Whoa!!! a bitch slap! ROTFL!!!
  14. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    The Apple Store here in Charlotte STILL says that they are expecting 2-3 more weeks before they have MBAs in stock, but that they won't know for sure when they will have them until early on that morning, when they get their FedEx shipping notification.
  15. Harpo macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2006
    This is a clah-ssic ex-ahmple of Brits acting loyk sancti-meh-oh-oo-nius AH-dults.
  16. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

    Eric Piercey

    Nov 29, 2006
    Perpetual Bondage
    That was the old days Maca, we're in a serious economic crisis now didn't you hear? We've started using the low octane crap and we drink the medium starbucks.
  17. ilflyya macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    Is Apple Hiring?

    Maybe I should go get a part time job at an Apple store? I know I could do far better than that guy! I wonder if there are any great perks for working at an apple store...
  18. ilflyya macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    We in America pride ourselves on a concept called CUSTOMER SERVICE. Oh yeah, and dental insurance. Thanks.
  19. portesi macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    make up your mind

    washington square in oregon told me they would have mba on tuesday. i went today and now they say next thursday
  20. schreck macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    New England
    Entertaining, surely. But please don't generalize. You know you're only going to get a negative response. I don't take offense to this, as I know I don't fit this mold, and I'd appreciate a bit of decency towards those you do not know.
  21. jman2003 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    I tottaly agree with you, although, i almost never go to the northbrook store because old orchird is much closer to me.
  22. jman2003 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Um, ya, about that, i am a kid.
  23. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lafayette, IN
    I TAKE OFFENSE TO THAT!!!! For your information, it gets 3 miles to the gallon and my coffee is $7.99 a cup. Show's how much YOU know:rolleyes:.
  24. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008

    I wish mine got 3 miles... mine only gets 2.5... still better than 2! XD

  25. dpcott macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    Idaho, USA
    If you are student/faculty/staff, try checking your campus store. I am getting our order this next monday.

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