Apple Store visit!

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Ellie, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Wolffmann34

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    Don't get me wrong. I love Mac stuff. My company gives us our choice of laptops and isn't afraid to spend money, so my co-workers have some of the nicest PC laptops known to man - such as high end Dells, Thinkpads (Lenovos), and Tough books. But they all agree that my Macbook Pro is the best hardware of the bunch (they're just scared of the operating system)

    As for the stores, I will give them credit, there is no other brand that offers a comparable hands-on environment for their hardware. And they let you play with them all you want. (After all there is not likely more than 2 people in the store that know the difference between a bit and a byte.)
     
  2. Jandy

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    My thoughts exactly!!!!! One place that drives me nuts is Best Buy. The way they try to push you into their extended warranties. After telling the associate "no" ten times you are then questioned again by the cashier.:mad:
     
  3. Seadog

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    Every trip I have made to the Apple Store has been a pleasant one. There are times that I can go in and get help at the Genius Bar in a short period without an appointment. When they are busy, I do not expect any such luck. They have always been courteous, and for the most part half way intelligent. My wife had issues with her iBook having problems, and made an appointment at the GB the next time she was in the area. He did a bunch of tweaks for free and then suggested she up the RAM. I did that myself, and she is much happier. As for them telling you to see someone else, most of them are sales people with basic knowledge. If you need more detailed or technical information, it is better to have you talk with a more qualified person. And if you go to check out, you don't go to a stock boy at Wal-Mart, so what is the beef about going to the back?
     
  4. Ultrimate

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    apple stores rock they are so bright and white and lots of ppl,i feel like im in heaven...lol
     
  5. keroro1979

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    I like the stores. Obviously each one is different, but the ones Ive been to (Meadowhall in Sheffield, Oxford Street in London, Chadstone in Melbourne) have been really pleasant experiences.

    The staff in all three were knowledgeable, helpful, and with one exception, not even slightly elitist. The one exception was when I heard one of the younger reps telling someone that their touch would run much better if they were using a Mac to sync to. The poor punter actually ended up more confused than when they entered.

    Still, I have yet to find any goods/service provider with a 100% track record.
     
  6. USBill

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    The Apple stores here only take credit cards, which have an address associated with them, so...

    She was probably trying to put you on the mailing list for the classes and promo events they offer.
     
  7. henry2

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    the small apple store in the next town over is not really that bad for if you go in the middle of the week and i had no problem getting help or have my question answered when ask them to the sales personal
     
  8. Purpleorchid

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    Wow. I just read this whole thread for the first time and I feel lucky that there are so many Apple stores around me. Several people mention they have to drive an hour or more, or the next town over to get to the closest store.

    I'm surrounded by three Apple stores here in suburban Seattle. If I drive 20 min north, 15 min south, or 25 min west, I'll hit one. They're always busy and yes, it's a pain to walk in, pick your item off the shelf and buy it. At least they have a dedicated greeter who can use their fancy headset to snag a person for you.
     
  9. y2kgtp

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    I think the only time I went to an Apple store is when I bought my 60GB iPod. Ended up selling that on eBay for a 99$ NIB Nano one I found on eBay at the time.

    This was when they had the all plastic cases that scratched when you looked at it wrong.
     
  10. keroro1979

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    lol I had a 20gb iPod (3g I think). I managed to go almost 6 months without it scratching - even now, Im not sure how as it was always in a case. Kind of like the backs of the current touch. Its been in a case since I took it out of the packaging, and it has small marks on it.
     

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