Why I dread going to the Apple Store
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:15 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
I don't understand why nobody here considers what I consider to be the best option of all, not shopping in an Apple Store at all (at a mall)!
Before you choke, let me explain that I prefer to purchase my Macs and "some" accessories from the online Apple Store (http://store.apple.com/us).
A couple of reasons for this: I can find the item I want quickly and easily, and if it is available, such as on the computers, I can quickly configure the Mac pretty much as I want it, specifying the Screen Size (iMac), Hard Drive size, CPU model, Graphics card, amount of RAM, pre-installed software, and so on.
It's easy to compare models and features available, configure your options, and make the purchase. Plus, shipping is free on orders over $50! Student discounts and financing are also available.
Clearly, the only reason to go to the mall is to "see" and "touch" (and smell?) the goodies, and then purchase what is in stock at the time if you simply must have it immediately. I always research my needs and assess what I must purchase in advance, so the few days waiting for the shipment are inconsequential to me. Plus, I save money on gasoline, driving to the mall that is 20 miles away; avoid the headache of freeway traffic, and the long walks from the parking area to the store itself (and then back to the car with my heavy bag).
I hardly ever shop at brick-and-mortar stores for anything except for groceries and clothes. We have a UPS mailbox account for receipt of expensive items we don't want left on the porch, which is a small price to pay for secure delivery and receipt.
I say, get with it, it's the 21st Century already! Be lazy like me, and let your fingers do the walking, and let USPS, UPS or FedEx do the heavy lifting and delivering!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:57 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:06 PM
I was in the same boat as you... and I start work in store tomorrow