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Microsoft "Analyzing one of American corporate history's greatest mysteries - the lost decade of Microsoft - two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.'s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the 'astonishingly foolish management decisions' at the company that 'could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success'."
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RE[6]: Nonsense.
by th3rmite on Mon 9th Jul 2012 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nonsense."
th3rmite
Member since:
2006-01-08

Yes because people like you and the other Apple users are just too good to shop at places like Best Buy.

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RE[7]: Nonsense.
by demetrioussharpe on Mon 9th Jul 2012 16:46 in reply to "RE[6]: Nonsense."
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Yes because people like you and the other Apple users are just too good to shop at places like Best Buy.


Let me tell you something about me. I'm no Apple fan-boy. I use many systems & I'm also a core member of an alternative OS team. I know the value of using the strengths of systems while avoiding the weaknesses. To be honest, I don't by electronics from those types of stores anyway. However, when I buy from Apple, I know that I'll have a great shopping experience -so, I go to the Apple store. It also gives me a chance to play with some of their new stuff that you don't seen in Best Buy. So, YES, I'M TOO GOOD TO SHOP AT BEST BUY! I learned about computers back when there was no such thing as chipsets. I know more about computers than most salespeople. I don't need some dumbass trying to "assist" me in my shopping when he has no idea of what I need & what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm not someone who can be "sold to". I know what I want when I go in. You can't show me an Apple product at Best Buy that I can't also see in an Apple Store, but the reverse isn't true! There'll always be products in an Apple Store that aren't in Best Buy AND I can actually interact with them without some idiot disturbing me while I'm evaluating them. If you can't understand that, then you're the perfect customer for Best Buy -the low end store that it is.

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RE[7]: Nonsense.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 9th Jul 2012 18:44 in reply to "RE[6]: Nonsense."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Seriously? Best buy is run terribly and most employees are utterly clueless when it comes to technology. They don't understand the most basic features of their devices. Now, best buy sells many more products than apple does, making it more difficult for them. Come to think of it, my last time in an Apple store they also were pretty clueless when it came to basics like " micro usb charger". Which is sort of like walking into burger king and asking for a big mac, but still sad.

So I guess what I'm saying is that bet buy is pretty bad place to shop in most cases. But Apple can be just as bad, if not buying something they absolutely know about.

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