Interesting not a mention of the Apple Stores . Humm<br><br>Not a surprise to me since my local Chomp-USA closed early last year , now the only one that is left on the island is the one in Honolulu proper which is a 57 mile round trip.<br><br>Anyway.<br>When the CompUSA opened a few miles from me , back in the 90s , I would drive down when Apple came out with new stuff just to check it out - In fact I bought all my monitors and printers , cables , camera , yada yada through out the years<br><br>Pouge;<br>Like he said , my Comp was about the same that he mentions in his article , poor service and sales staff was hard to find and when you did find one they had poor product knowledge "on anything" and if they did have an answer it was always in a "riddle" <- HuH ? When I seen our local Comp devote a large section of the store to large screen TVs and entertainment centers , I knew then the writing was already on the wall .<br><br>Sadder still;<br>When the Comp opened here they did have an employee who was a Mac Guru and I would seek him out like a missile because he was the only one who knew a Mac and he knew PCs too - Then one day I walked in and was talking Mac , he was cold as a dead fish , he admitted that his coworkers (ridiculed) him constantly because he was the stores Mac guru , so he said he grew tired of it and rather not be seen in the Mac section let alone be heard talking Mac . <---- that is really Sad but back then Mac people were generally thought of as being sub human to begin with in the PC centric computer culture back then .<br><br>Bottom Line ;<br>CompUSA still has a better selection of computer products then Wall*Mart , K*Mart and Radio Shack . Circuit City sucks here as well<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by carp on 03/08/07 11:35 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Houston, fourth largest city in America.<br><br>One Apple Store.<br><br>One.<br><br>And it's in the Galleria. Fun place to go if you consider spending money a recreation.<br><br>We've got CUSA too, and I did shop there ~ for about 30 seconds after I got my first Mac. For us, it's always been MicroCenter. Can't say enough good about 'em.<br><br>The only place in ALL of Houston that would give you Mac-centric ER service on HDs and such was in a tiny industrial strip off I10. They've changed their name to MacCenter and appear to be as much retail as Mac meds now. I need to cruise the place.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue] Talk about things and nobody cares . . .</font color=blue>
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We have a Fry's by our house and it is fantastic. Huge selection, tons of Mac stuff, even ancient Mac stuff, and the prices can't be beat. Their Mac section is always up to date and well maintained. Fry's rocks!<br><br>
I wonder if they follow the demographics. They show the WI store about in Madison, where it's not, and the university with 41000 students and probably a like number of faculty is. I've always been curious why there's no store in Madison. The WI store is located in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee. <br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
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They follow the money & the market.<br>Apple is famous for placing their stores<br>in only the most affluent malls and<br>in the midst of the most creative people.<br><br>You may be located in a University Town<br>however I live within 5 miles of at least <br>15 Universities here in this rinky-dink<br>state beneath all them dots.<br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
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