[macvoiceover] Re: [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are created equal

This is good.  I'd love to get the Mac Book Pro, but my resources won't
allow it.  But I think I can afford a Mini, but I would definitely want
wireless support.  This is good news.

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From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ricardo
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 11:51 AM
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are
created equal

Yes it does.  It supports wifi and bluetooth

Ricardo

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From: "Richard Ring" <richard.ring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 12:41 PM
To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are
created 
equal

> You have a great point.  So here then is a question.  What would I
want
> in terms of configuring a Mac?  Does anyone know if a Mac Mini has
> wireless support?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 11:21 AM
> To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are
> created equal
>
> oh, I'm all for instant gratification but I love a mystery.  When will
> the box arrive or boxes? what will they / it smell like?  how heavy
> will it be?  how big will it be?  What will it be packed like?  and
> oh, the joy of sitting here in airconditioned comfort waiting for it
> to do all the travelling for me and I don't have to take all that time
> and spend all that energy going to get it only to find that the model
> I want is not available or they can't configure it the way I want it.
>
> On Aug 5, 2009, at 12:01 PM, Richard Ring wrote:
>
> But Dave, you just don't understand being impulsive!  When I decide to
> buy a Mac, I won't want to wait a week or so for it,  I'm gonna want
it
> now!
> Maybe I should just get over that one, eh?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 9:28 AM
> To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are
> created equal
>
> ...this is why I buy from apple online.  get what I want how I want it
> and in most cases the shipping is free...
>
> On Aug 5, 2009, at 10:23 AM, Russell Solowoniuk wrote:
>
> Hi Richard,
>
> I purchased my iPhone from a Rogers outlet, and had a similar
> experience... techno lust and all! <smile>  I love that term!  I
> called and found out that they only had 1 16 gig black iPhone left.  I
> explained that I was blind and would need to take a cab over, so would
> they hold it for me, and he told me that they couldn't do that.
> Luckily, I called a cab right away, and the phone was still there when
> I arrived.
>
> Now, as for my iMac, I'll be buying it at "My Mac Dealer", which is
> quite a bit further away.  I called them yesterday to make sure they
> have one in stock.  I was told that they had 2 iMac 20" in stock.  I
> told them that I was blind and have a way to get over there this
> afternoon, and could they hold one of them for me.  He told me that it
> wouldn't be a problem, and is holding it for me, so I think I'll have
> a good experience with this store.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Russell
>
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> From: "Richard Ring" <richard.ring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:12 AM
> To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [macvoiceover]  [macvoiceover]Not all Apple Stores are
> created equal
>
>> Hello:
>> My experience with my local Apple store was a mixed thing.
Certainly,
>> the employees I dealt with were friendly and extremely courteous.
>> However, they were not as helpful as I might have liked.
>> When my partner Sarah purchased an iPhone, I was not certain as to
>> whether or not I wanted one.  However, one week later, I decided to
go
>> for it.  I contacted my local AT&T store and was told that iPhones
>> were
>> back ordered, and they could order one for me.  But being in instant
>> gratification mode, that wasn't going to satisfy my techno lust.
>> Therefore, I called my local Apple store.  I was informed that they
>> had
>> three 32 gig iPhones that were, if I remember, white.  I asked if
they
>> could hold one for me if I furnished a credit card number.  I was
told
>> that this practice was against Apple's policy.  I certainly
understood
>> that, but my feeling was this.  If I were going to pay for a cab to
go
>> there, I didn't want to get there only to find that they had no
>> iPhones.
>> So, I pretty much decided I would put this project on hold.  But
>> techno
>> lust is a difficult foe to vanquish.  So around 5 PM I called the
>> Apple
>> store again.  I was told they had received a "surprise" shipment of
>> iPhones, and that they had enough to guarantee that they'd have one
>> for
>> me by the time I got there.  My partner, Sarah then contacted  the
>> store
>> and asked if she would be able to upgrade her 16 gig iPhone to a 32
>> gig
>> model by simply paying the difference.  I should add that this all
>> took
>> place on June 26, so that made her iPhone a week old.  They put her
on
>> hold for a while, and when they finally got back to her they told her
>> that she could in fact do this.  So, off we went to the Apple store.
>> Now, when we got there, she told them what she had been given to
>> understand over the phone regarding this upgrade.  So, the employee
>> went
>> away for about ten minutes.  When he returned, he said that no, they
>> couldn't do it because Sarah had purchased her iPhone online.  Ok,
>> so I
>> bought a 32 gig phone anyway.  They didn't know how to turn on Voice
>> Over, but we were able to tell them.  Finally, we asked them if we
>> could
>> simply swap sim cards between the two phones.  We were told that this
>> would not be possible, and to do so might result in the phones
>> becoming
>> inactive.  Well, I've been dealing with sim card phones for nearly
>> four
>> years, and I kind of suspected that this was not correct.  And, on
the
>> way home in the cab, we switched sim cards, and our phones have
worked
>> just fine ever since.
>> Having said all that, I probably will buy a Mac from this store next
>> month.  They told me that they had heard of Voice Over for the Mac,
>> but
>> they really didn't know what it was.  It will be fun to show them.
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