Friday, 31 March 2006

Apple Birthday

Well, I did a spot of shopping at the Apple Store in Regent Street last night. Not a great fan of that store - too many tourists checking their hotmail and stopping genuine shoppers from test driving products.

I much prefer the Bluewater store, but then again, I much prefer shopping out there than the West End any day.

Whilst quizzing one of the shop assistant/Mac gurus, I just had to ask,
"Any new products coming out on Saturday?"
Mr Guru started laughing and tried to shake off the question like I'm a tabloid hack (maybe he knows me as Doctor Pangloss AKA Weegee de Plumsteadshire).
"There must be something happening on Saturday?"
This was met by more chuckles and he refused to look up from his till, just saying "I'm not sure what you mean."

Now, if this was Di*ons or PC W***d, I'd believe that they wouldn't have a clue (about anything).

"So no new products on Saturday?"
"No", more laughter
"OK. I'll take that as a yes."

So I just left it at that and wished him happy 30th birthday.


Samuel Cotterall said...

I'm thinking the same. Great post!

Anonymous said...

I can tell you Apple Retail employees do not have any inside information, although I'm sure some find it flattering that you think they do.

Anonymous said...

Actually you're mistaken, retail employees do in fact have a lot of upcoming knowledge. How do you think it's possible to release a product and say its available "Today"? Takes a few days to get to a store. In addition, shipments on old products completely stop before new ones. ie, last time iBooks were released, shipments of the current models stopped cold for 2 weeks then suddenly ibook with a new part number shows up as being in transit.