Actually they only ever had a few Macs on display but didn't actually sell them. Instead the salesmen just ushered potential buyers away from the few Macs they had, and pointed them toward a PC. During this ushering event, the following words could be heard from the salesman...
"You don't want a Mac, there is no software for them, and the manufacturer is going out of business soon." [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Well, okay, perhaps I exaggerate a bit, but I witnessed that exact event in a FutureShop.
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You know, I always figured no self-respecting Mac fan is going to want to stick around to flog Macs in a place as PC-centric as FutureShop... they'd be trying to sell them in a Mac reseller. A less indifferent / hostile environment to make a living in, no?
I visited a fair number of Future Shops during the period when they were selling Macs and not once did I see a sales person chat up a customer about the Mac, let alone witness one actually sell a Mac.
Far as I was concerned, that was a channel best avoided.
Currently the FS website has one 17" FP G4 iMac for $1999 in stock. It must be old stock from the summer, it wasn't there a couple of weeks ago.
I hope no one buys it at that price.
The new 17" 1.8Ghz G5 iMac with Superdrive is going for that price.