Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 7th Apr 2004 05:50 UTC
Apple By most counts, they're a hit. But they were intended to woo new users to the fold, yet Mac market share has only budged -- lower, says BusinessWeek.
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Re: Annoyed retailers
by mini-me on Wed 7th Apr 2004 13:07 UTC

one more thing
1) Annoyed retailers
(quote from article) "Another unintended consequence to consider: As Apple opens more and more stores in high-demographic areas, resellers are up in arms"

My recent experience: Went into a major computer retailer's store (has a store-within-a-store setup) and went to buy some DVD-Rs (apple branded). There was only one left on the shelf and that was open so I did not want to buy it. I asked the clerk in charge if they had any out back and he said in a looking-down-on-me and condescending way "No we dont have outback, we just cant keep em in stock!". Well, I submit to you, even if the apple store has the same bad service as this place that I went to, they at least have items in stock.