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.
Thread beginning with comment 506941
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: All aboard! All aboard!
by frderi on Mon 13th Feb 2012 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE: All aboard! All aboard!"
frderi
Member since:
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.

Reply Parent Score: 1

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

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

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: All aboard! All aboard!
by frderi on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:11 in reply to "RE[3]: All aboard! All aboard!"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

Considering who wrote it, does it surprise you?


Not one bit. Any chance Thom sees to throw dirt at Apple here at OSBlog, he takes with both hands. He's the type of person that rather goes on to promote copycat companies like Samsung which shamelessly rip off established products of Nokia, Apple and Blackberry instead of promoting true innovation. If he were old enough to live trough the eighties during the launch of the IBM PC like we were, he'd be your typical PC clone zealot.

In any case, he's doing his dutch countrymens stereotype a lot of justice : speaking before thinking, being loud, and generally being obnoxious.

Edited 2012-02-13 22:13 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1