Thickies catch on to Apple Store story

johnboy 5 July 2012 38

Back on 24 March we noted that it looked like Apple was planning to open a store of their own here in Canberra.

We even have hot word it’s what’s been driving the massive renovations on Garema Place.

But it seems the sections of the ACT media who move their lips when they read have caught on today.

Well done.


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Gantz Gantz 9:40 am 04 Sep 12

I like how they had Boost Juiced removed from their current location, and placed away from the store.

I wish my demands in life were met.

rosscoact rosscoact 4:09 am 04 Sep 12

I assume TCT were paid for the cut and paste job they did from Apple’s marketing release. They even used the opportunity to plug their own app

OzChick OzChick 9:26 pm 12 Aug 12

A bit off topic but I noticed that a Nespresso store is opening up near the Bank of QLD at the Canberra Centre.

Ryan Ryan 7:57 pm 12 Aug 12

Spotted this on Twitter tonight https://twitter.com/jimibostock/status/234513539556052992

Haven’t been to th Canberra Centre for a while but going from the floor that’s in the old section?

rosscoact rosscoact 8:21 am 09 Aug 12

Went into the ANU Mac 1 yesterday. They’ve really picked up their game. More staff, excellent service.

As one who has walked out of two Mac 1 stores because I couldn’t get served, this is a great leap forward. Credit where credit’s due.

jase! jase! 7:29 am 09 Aug 12

and the applications are open

http://www.seek.com.au/job/22885756

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:37 pm 06 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Pandy said :

Oh sweet Hesus!!!

20yo with overbites and acne wearing garish blue shirts and neck tags screaming “Dork!”. And thats only the women!!!

Save me please.

Yep, and all that glitz just adds to the price.

Who (in their right mind) cares?

Samsung Galaxy 2. Accept no substitutes. Well, except for the Galaxy 3…:-)

Chud!

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:22 pm 06 Aug 12

p1 said :

It is fairly obvious that there is a lot of money to be parted from fashion conscious fools – other wise Belco mall would not be thriving as it is.

Fixed.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:46 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Pandy said :

Oh sweet Hesus!!!

20yo with overbites and acne wearing garish blue shirts and neck tags screaming “Dork!”. And thats only the women!!!

Save me please.

Yep, and all that glitz just adds to the price.

Who (in their right mind) cares?

Samsung Galaxy 2. Accept no substitutes. Well, except for the Galaxy 3…:-)

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:48 pm 06 Aug 12

smeeagain said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

Depends on the reseller I guess.

If you’ve got a spare month, Mac1 will handle warranty repairs for you.

But I can’t imagine JB Hi-Fi giving a toss. That said if your Samsung telly crapped its pants JB wouldn’t fix that either.

poetix poetix 4:40 pm 06 Aug 12

p1 said :

Jivrashia said :

paperboy said :

Westfield Belconnen.

North??

Is the Apple exec remotely familiar with Canberra’s demography?

It is fairly obvious that there is a lot of money to be parted from fashion conscious fools – other wise Belco mall would not be thriving as it is.

I may be missing some sarcasm here, but equating the Belconnen mall with fashion seems a bit apples and mouldy oranges to me. I’m a total dag, but even I know that that mall is not ‘fashionable’.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 4:21 pm 06 Aug 12

smeeagain said :

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

I don’t think that’s strictly true. You can’t just walk into a reseller, but if you have called Apple support, you can be referred to a local reseller for help. I imagine the reseller probably gets compensated by Apple for providing the service in places where Apple doesn’t have their own presence.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:03 pm 06 Aug 12

Grrrr said :

smeeagain said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

Apple Store won’t fix it for you on the spot either. They might do you a replacement, but otherwise you’re in the same position.

.. and the Applestore app being a replacement for a physical store where you can get a hands-on with the product before you buy? Nice try.

Why would you need a hands on? You already know what you are getting.

Grrrr Grrrr 3:39 pm 06 Aug 12

smeeagain said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

Apple Store won’t fix it for you on the spot either. They might do you a replacement, but otherwise you’re in the same position.

.. and the Applestore app being a replacement for a physical store where you can get a hands-on with the product before you buy? Nice try.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 3:10 pm 06 Aug 12

Rollersk8r said :

Don’t Apple Stores mostly (or all?) have street frontage? Hard to camp out inside the Canberra Centre…

I am pretty sure all Apple Stores in Victoria are in shopping centres.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:58 pm 06 Aug 12

smeeagain said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

Problems with an Apple device? Lies. They “just work”.

smeeagain smeeagain 2:35 pm 06 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

Unless you have a problem with your device. Then you either have to travel to an Apple Store (nearest are Sydney or Melbourne) or post your device away and be without it for a period of time.

Resellers won’t fix them for you.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:20 pm 06 Aug 12

Rollersk8r said :

Heard last week from employees of Fossil in the Canberra Centre (now closed) that Apple’s going where Esprit used to be on the top level. I’ll throw it out there as a rumour – but personally I doubt it. Don’t Apple Stores mostly (or all?) have street frontage? Hard to camp out inside the Canberra Centre…

Not really. There were modest numbers outside Telstra and Optus when the iPhone 4 was released.

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 1:56 pm 06 Aug 12

Heard last week from employees of Fossil in the Canberra Centre (now closed) that Apple’s going where Esprit used to be on the top level. I’ll throw it out there as a rumour – but personally I doubt it. Don’t Apple Stores mostly (or all?) have street frontage? Hard to camp out inside the Canberra Centre…

Mysteryman Mysteryman 10:09 am 06 Jul 12

“But it seems the sections of the ACT media who move their lips when they read have caught on today.”

That made me laugh out loud. Nicely described!

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