No listing for them in Canada 411 or via reverse lookup. That's lame.
They're in a storefront that one can see from Google street view used to be a discount store, but was up for lease as of late spring when I think the Google street view shots were done in that area. (my parents live nearby and theirs were done in late May, judging by the flowering shrubs!).
Makes you wonder if they've got a long-term lease - some of those discount/dollar stores seem to be here today/gone tomorrow operations. I don't think that building is slated for redevelopment - it's fairly new.
2.8GHz MacPro, 2.6GHz i7 hi-rez 2012 15" MBP and a bunch of other Macs and i-things
I was actually in this week and made a purchase @ a good price.
The store is actually quite nice with a clean set up. I didn't take too long looking over their stock but the prices seemed pretty good. The person i dealt with was helpful and polite.
The salesperson said that they were having trouble with their phoneline and was hoping to have it straightened out by the weekend. (when i had called earlier in the week it went straight to the mailbox which was full).
Anyways, i had very limited contact with CPUsed, and was never in Beam Echo, so i can't comment how they conducted business in the past or if they were unfair to anyone else, but from my initial (albeit very brief) experience with Midtown i would recommend them.
Although they're a bit out of the way for me to be a regular store i visit i do hope they're able to stick around.
Having an authorized Apple Reseller located at Yonge & St. Clair that *ALSO* has an Apple Authorized Service Centre on site is truly awesome. Midtown Digital's used prices are the best in the city. Period. I've known the owner Jim Hoskins for over 20 years and *always* got great deals and great service (purchased at least 6 systems from him).
Ok people, its time for an attitude adjustment in my opinion. Why some of the negative speculation?
The opening of an independent Mac shop is a good thing.
It's better potential Canadian Mac users are doing their shopping at a dedicated Mac shop or Apple Store rather than a place like Best Buy or Futureshop, who still bash Mac products and in many cases give clueless advice and make them pay for "Mac optimization services".
Give Midtown Digital a chance. Please stop with inappropriate negative speculation.
It's extremely difficult for anyone to run a successful business and not many people even have the gonads to go after their dreams. Somebody obviously loves the Mac market and loves making their living in the Mac market.
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