Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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RE[3]: :)
by Big Al on Sat 4th Jul 2009 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
Big Al
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2005-06-29

But without Apple's control over the hardware you'll hardly have the "Apple Experience".

Another part of the experience is Apple's customer support. I hardly think they'll be able to replicate that either.

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RE[4]: :)
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 5th Jul 2009 01:20 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
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2008-06-02

Another part of the experience is Apple's customer support. I hardly think they'll be able to replicate that either.


Why can't they replicate it? Does Apple have a patent on using ridiculously short warranty terms to push customers to horribly over-priced support plans?

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RE[5]: :)
by Big Al on Sun 5th Jul 2009 19:45 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
Big Al Member since:
2005-06-29

You're right. I've had two warranty issues on my Mac Book Pro and it was a very pleasant experience getting the problems fixed. I think I'm just so used to dealing with "blame-another-party" service that I just assume that's the way most companies work.

More than anything I think a lot of people underestimate the value of having an Apple store in driving range for both initial purchase and follow-up service. That's not the case for everyone so I guess I'm guilty of projecting my experience onto others. ;)

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