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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 02:22 AM   #1
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Does Future Shop sell Apple products?

A Future Shop is finally being built here in Fredericton. I thought I remembered someone mentioning Apple products being available at a Future Shop (and the terrible service).

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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 02:26 AM   #2
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Future Shop did sell Apple computers, but they don't carry them anymore. Their "parent" company, Best Buy, now sells Apple computers, accessories, etc.
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 06:32 AM   #3
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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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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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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.
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #5
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 10:05 AM   #6
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Does FS sell Macs?

No, but they do stock them. [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]

AFAIK, they do carry the iMac and the iBook line, but nothing high end. If you can't find a local Mac reseller in your area, buy from Apple direct and have the peace of mind.
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 11:24 AM   #7
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They *used* to stock them and they *used* to sell them. But several months ago, they pulled them to let Best Buy take that aspect of the business over.

It seems somewhat shortsighted since not all geographic areas have both BB and FS.

They sold very few, but they did negotiate on prices pretty well - try that at a boutique style Mac place!
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 11:57 AM   #8
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Best buy and FS have spotty sales and inventory...

Just dont expect to find any software... They might have the Os., Office, and selected Bungie cross platform titles...

Be warned, most kids titles that claim to be cross platform are OS 9 and claim to run in classic, but it is not thier fault if they don't.

Logitech has started dumping game controllers with Mac Compatible stickers that do not support Os X.
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 02:47 PM   #9
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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.
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Old Oct 13th, 2004, 02:58 PM   #10
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They sold very few, but they did negotiate on prices pretty well - try that at a boutique style Mac place!
so every store that isn't a giant box store is a boutique to you?
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