A real Apple store for Canberra?

johnboy 24 March 2012 61

Seek is indicating that a genuin Apple Pty Ltd store is coming to Canberra.

Apple Retail Genius – New Store Opening – Canberra
— Tired of being trapped behind your desk? A technical support role with Apple will have you feeling inspired again!
— You’ll be surrounded by an amazing group of people & let’s not forget products!
— Be truly supported and offered continuous career development to see you grow, the sky’s the limit!

Anyone know where?

(Thanks to Mogwai for the tip)


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Lazy I Lazy I 10:57 pm 14 Jun 12

garglebutt said :

In our house it’s known as paying up front rather than valuing my time at $0 per hour maintaining a Windows laptop.

+1

I find it funny that the people most vocal against owning Apple products have rarely (if at all) used/owned one themselves. I still constantly get jibes about single button mouse etc when I pull my laptop out at a client site, but every contractor I see on site now is carrying a Mac too.

The people who are running Macs now have no doubt run a Windows desktop/laptop so know what the alternative is. If for whatever reason they need to run Windows, Bootcamp is there out of the box (or VMWare Fusion). I have run OSX and Windows 95/98/2000/XP/7, for extended periods of time (and ran Linux exclusively for 3+ years for all the l33t hax0rs that want to one up me).. and I use OSX now and wouldn’t change if you paid me.

Ever since I started refusing to support family and friends if they ran Windows I have clawed my weekends back. I have converted 5+ family/friends to Mac from PC (during the Vista period it wasn’t difficult), and after a few initial questions to get up and running I don’t hear from them again.

With the addition of a real Apple store in Canberra I can direct everyone there for support if any questions do come up (no matter how trivial or complex).

As for MAC1.. it’s great to see their time is finally up.

garglebutt garglebutt 8:56 pm 14 Jun 12

In our house it’s known as paying up front rather than valuing my time at $0 per hour maintaining a Windows laptop.

davo101 davo101 11:34 am 07 May 12

Myles Peterson said :

“The very expensive fitout has been underway for a month…”

And we all know who’ll be paying for it.

Silly, silly sheeples.

+1

In our household it’s known as “Apple Tax”.

Myles Peterson Myles Peterson 11:26 am 07 May 12

“The very expensive fitout has been underway for a month…”

And we all know who’ll be paying for it.

Silly, silly sheeples.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 10:29 am 07 May 12

“dtc said :”

“Well, they can be useful at times. Fair Trading/consumer legislation is to ensure your product is in good condition when you buy it and lasts for as long as you would reasonably expect something of that type to last. An extended warranty past that period is useful. “

“However, a warranty that applies only for the period you would reasonably expect something to last doesnt give you any additional rights, it might make a claim easier.”

“Also, family members who wander around saying ‘you got ripped off you are so naive’ are great at Christmas lunch”

This from the ACT Office of Regulatory Services:

When asked to buy an extended warranty, ask what it would provide over and above your rights under the consumer guarantees. For example – A consumer buys a plasma television for $6,000.00. It stops working two years later. The supplier tells the consumer they have no rights to repairs or other remedy as the television was only under the manufacturer’s warranty for 12 months. The supplier says the consumer should have bought an extended warranty, which would have given 5 years cover.

A reasonable consumer would expect more than two years use from a television costing $6,000.00. Under the consumer guarantees, the consumer has a legal right to a remedy as the television is not of acceptable quality. The supplier may also have misled the consumer about their rights.

dtc dtc 9:43 am 07 May 12

Madam Cholet said :

With all respect to your unsuspecting sister, when will people realise that the extended warranties are a waste of the paper they are written on – ask Fair Trading .A product should not turn up ot’s toes even in the extended warranty period. Or rather, when will retailers stop trying to rip us off with this? $150 for doing nothing – and they complain that customers are deserting them!!

Well, they can be useful at times. Fair Trading/consumer legislation is to ensure your product is in good condition when you buy it and lasts for as long as you would reasonably expect something of that type to last. An extended warranty past that period is useful.

However, a warranty that applies only for the period you would reasonably expect something to last doesnt give you any additional rights, it might make a claim easier.

Also, family members who wander around saying ‘you got ripped off you are so naive’ are great at Christmas lunch

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 9:09 am 07 May 12

…..she got stitched up with a 2 year contract at $30 a month for 1gb of data, paid full price for a 64gig 4g ipad3 plus $150 for an extended warranty.

With all respect to your unsuspecting sister, when will people realise that the extended warranties are a waste of the paper they are written on – ask Fair Trading .A product should not turn up ot’s toes even in the extended warranty period. Or rather, when will retailers stop trying to rip us off with this? $150 for doing nothing – and they complain that customers are deserting them!!

I have found Fair Trading (if that’s what they still call themselves), to be very helpful when getting no action from a retailer who sold us a dud DVD player. Anyone coming agains a stone wall in these situations should immediately roll out the “I’ll contact Fair Trading to see what my rights” are line.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:42 pm 06 May 12

johnboy said :

The very expensive fitout has been underway for a month, big cranes dropping heavy things into the building.

Thanks. Clearly, I need to get out more!

That should breathe some much needed (weekend) life into the non-Canberra Centre parts of Civic then.

The impact on Mac 1’s existing store will be worth monitoring too I suspect.

Sandman Sandman 10:13 pm 06 May 12

My sister went to JB all excited about getting a new iPad and made the rookie mistake of telling the salesman that she didn’t really know much about all this stuff. Naturally, she got stitched up with a 2 year contract at $30 a month for 1gb of data, paid full price for a 64gig 4g ipad3 plus $150 for an extended warranty. They also neglected to tell her that roaming overseas ( a main reason for buying it) would be so expensive to be basically not worth doing.

I know, my yarn has bugger all to do with the topic but if it keeps a few people out of JB then it was worth typing. Currently typing this on my new Ipad2 bought last week from Big W of all places. Not only were they the only place with foresight to order enough units to satisfy demand but they were $30 or $40 cheaper than anywhere else except Dick Smith. Got mum one for Mothers day too. The staff at Big W are no Genius’ but if you know what you want they’ll give you the easiest and cheapest buying experience. No hipsters there either.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:20 pm 06 May 12

Fliponout said :

Yes Apple is Opening a APPLE STORE – (NOT A MAC1)
The Apple Store will be open in July / August in Garema Place in the city Next Sizzle Bento were the music shop use to be…

Canberra finely becoming a Real City that big business will come to ?

Hmm, Garema Place, that could be interesting. You would think Apple would want to be in the Canberra Centre.

Where did you get that info?

    johnboy johnboy 9:23 pm 06 May 12

    The very expensive fitout has been underway for a month, big cranes dropping heavy things into the building.

Fliponout Fliponout 6:19 pm 16 Apr 12

Yes Apple is Opening a APPLE STORE – (NOT A MAC1)
The Apple Store will be open in July / August in Garema Place in the city Next Sizzle Bento were the music shop use to be…

Canberra finely becoming a Real City that big business will come to ?

Grrrr Grrrr 10:22 am 27 Mar 12

c_c said :

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.

Er, the ][ was much more of a mass-market product than the Macintosh.

Your suggestion that Apple was only interested in selling the Mac once it was released just isn’t true, or the ][gs would never have been made.

c_c c_c 12:05 am 27 Mar 12

ummmm_no said :

c_c said :

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

Google yourself a freakin’ clue, UniBoy.

The Lisa as a flop:

“The Lisa was doomed because it was basically a prototype — an overpriced, underpowered cobbled-together ramshackle Mac,” Cult of Mac author (and former Wired.com editor) Leander Kahney said in an e-mail interview. “Lisa taught the Mac team they’d need to articulate a clear purpose for the Mac.”

Apple spent $150 million developing Lisa but sold only 10,000 of them in a world dominated by cheaper IBM desktops. With an outrageous price tag of $10,000 (more than $21,000 in today’s leaf), the Lisa’s built-in calculator could tell you Apple lost a lot of money.

Lisa’s specs were improved and the price cut in half, but the plug was pulled in only three years. And — oh yeah — Apple co-founder Jobs got kicked off the Lisa team by CEO Scully and went to another project.”

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0119apple-unveils-lisa/

Apple II was commercially successful, sold about 5million or so, but was only big in the US. Big in education and business. There was a consumer market for it too, but for the era it wasn’t a mass consumer product. It was for enthusiasts for the time, relative to where most people were.
Put it this way, Visicalc wasn’t the killer app for most families.

Apple III was a commercial and technical failure.

Apple considered setting up stores for the Newton, however that project too was stillborn.

By the way, name calling makes you look like a fool.

ummmm_no ummmm_no 11:17 pm 26 Mar 12

c_c said :

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

Google yourself a freakin’ clue, UniBoy.

c_c c_c 9:23 pm 26 Mar 12

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

urchin urchin 7:25 pm 26 Mar 12

rosscoact said :

urchin said :

let’s hope the rumours are true. i’ve completely given up on mac 1…

I’ve had good service at the ANU branch but the Civic branch was the reason that I recently spent $2800 at apple.com.au

it was the any branch that drove me away but i’m sure that the overall spirit of the place is the same across most shops. i was just assuming that the only reason we didn’t have a mac store in canberra was because apple and mac1 had made some kind of arrangement, because if a mac store does open mac1 will go bust.

Grrrr Grrrr 5:45 pm 26 Mar 12

c_c said :

the Macintosh was only released in 1984. You don’t set up a worldwide network of stores just for a single product, much less set up so many stores you finally make it to Canberra.

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:24 am 26 Mar 12

Frustrated said :

Once upon time in the 80s, there used to be an Apple store in Phillip. Not this new Mac1 type store or franchise either.

No.

Approved Systems used to be one of the major Apple resellers back in the day. They were in Colbee Court (IIRC) although I’m not sure when they started, but they were certainly going in the early 90s, so expect they could have started in the late 80s. If you ever got out the back of their office they had quite a few pre-Macintosh Apple machines gathering dust. Lisas, IIes and the like.

Mac 1 was also located in Phillip around a similar time at which point it was still attached to Green Advertising.

Erg0 Erg0 9:00 am 26 Mar 12

It would have to be in Civic, surely? There’s plenty of room, in any case.

djk djk 8:55 am 26 Mar 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Why would it matter? Is an Apple product somehow different if purchased at a genuine Apple store instead of JB or Dick Smith? Would it do anything to address the undeclared price fixing on Apple products across all retailers?

If you need your iphone/ipad/whatever repaired or replaced under warranty, your options are to make an appointment with a “genius” (yes they are actually called that) at an Apple store and talk about it, where they may charge you the ~$180 fee or they may have it fixed for free, or you can submit a claim through the online service and definitely pay the fee and an extra $20 for postage.

IMO part of the attraction of Apple products is their aftersale care, so having a genuine Apple shop here so that we can experience that care is a good thing.

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