You're not spoiled by Boston and Apple Stores so close you can't go ten miles without finding another one? And MicroCenter with all the other bits and pieces?<br><br>I truly will be spoiled. Today I can jump in my truck at the lab and be at the microcenter in Cambridge in ten minutes to get a replacement hard drive and in less than a year a landmark Apple Store over on Boylston Street will be a short bike ride away. (I will stand in line for that opening.)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
MicroCenter is a 10-minute drive across the Charles. The Apple Stores at the Cambridge Galleria and the Chestnut Hill Mall are each about 15 minutes away. The new Apple Store on Boylston will be 15 minutes away by express bus. All fine an dandy. But having the most complete selection of prime and aftermarket products, and a huge on-site service facility literally downstairs from where you live will spoil you like no 10-minute drive ever can. Once, I ran out of ink at 10PM, and I had a full set of comps due first thing the next AM. I walked upstairs and knocked on my neighbor's door. He grabbed his keys, took me downstairs, unlocked the store and gave me the carts I needed with a "come in tomorrow and have Andy ring it up." You better believe I got spoiled.<br><br>
The one in Duluth was pretty busy until about 2-3 years ago when a Micro Center and a Fry's opened within 1/2 mi of them.<br>Sad I did many Apple "Demo Days" there...<br><br>but the prices were outrageous...<br><br>I love Frys'... need a cable? forget the $15-$20 crap at CompUSA or Best Buys.... get a generic for $3-$5 !! they have good specials on supplies too ! CDs, DVDs, paper, ink, ...<br><br>Oh Well.... TIME ... marches on !!<br>etc. <br><br>David (OFI)
Awww CRAP!<br><br>They're closing all 3 of the CompUSAs in my area...<br>the biggest problem being that my Sister-In-Law<br>is a vender that services them.<br><br>They are in no position to take the hit should she<br>loose the job that she'd been working at for so long.<br><br>As for the APPLE STORES ... no matter how much<br>Steve enjoys slamming the state, one thing it's famous<br>for is it's extensive highway system, that has fostered<br>an equally extensive array of MALLS! Thusly, I have<br>4 Apple Stores within a 20 mile radius, ...6 if I count<br>the Soho & 5th Avenue stores. In addition to either an <br>Office Depot, a Staples, or a RadioShack (for cables),<br>on what seems like every access road for miles in all<br>directions.<br><br><br><br>
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the CompUSA near me is closing. i guess it didn't help that it was 2 blocks from the Apple Store. i can't say that i'll miss it. i do remember my son being born on Sept. 29, 2001, which was another big day . . . i remember getting on the phone next to my wife and calling CompUSA to reserve a copy of Mac OS X -- to the chagrin of my wife who was in heavy labor at the moment. the apple store wasn't around back then. <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
yeah, she puts up with a lot but she also knows that i am her tech support, so it's a nice balance. then again, i'd guess that most of us here are the home tech support. <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>i'd guess that most of us here are the home tech support. <p><hr></blockquote><p>Around my place that would be the almost blind (me) leading the totally blind (her).<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
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