Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2012 20:15 UTC
Apple Way back in 2005, only a few months after I joined the OSNews team, I interviewed Wim Schermer, founder and then-owner of the largest chain of Apple "Premium Reseller" stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport (now iCentre). In fact, Wim Schermer was the first Dutchman to buy a Macintosh - the original Macintosh, that is - in The Netherlands, and went on to start his Apple reseller business in 1988. While the interview covered many aspects, one thing always stuck with me: Schermer was concerned about what would happen to his business if Apple were to open an official Apple Store in The Netherlands. Seven years later, his concerns are becoming reality.
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RE: All aboard! All aboard!
by MOS6510 on Mon 13th Feb 2012 06:20 UTC in reply to "All aboard! All aboard!"
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So it's more likely those two dealers are in trouble because the number of places you can get Apple stuff has increased so much.

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RE[2]: All aboard! All aboard!
by frderi on Mon 13th Feb 2012 18:30 in reply to "RE: All aboard! All aboard!"
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2011-06-17

So it's more likely those two dealers are in trouble because the number of places you can get Apple stuff has increased so much.


That's also a probability. Wat is certain is that the topic of the original article is a gross generalization and hardly the accurate representation of the state of Apple dealers in Europe it claims to be.

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RE[3]: All aboard! All aboard!
by MOS6510 on Mon 13th Feb 2012 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: All aboard! All aboard!"
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2011-05-12

Considering who wrote it, does it surprise you? :-)

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