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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Apple stores to begin charging entrance fee.

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Monday, July 23 12:00 AM ET
Apple Store to Begin
Charging Entrance Fee
By Brian Briggs

Cupertino, CA If you want to see the iPhone at an Apple store, be sure to bring some cash. Large crowds flocking to see the iPhone and next generation iPods have forced Apple to begin charging a $5 entrance fee for Apple stores. Many analysts anticipated the move, and expect a positive response from customers.

"Part of the move was to limit crowds to keep the stores safe, but also we wanted to keep the right kind of people in the stores," said vice president of retail outlets, Vince Sciopiano. "By 'right kind of people' I mean true Apple customers with money, willing to pay just to look at our newest wares."

While Apple Geniuses patrol inside the store, Apple "Muscleheads" will guard the window displays and entrances.

For the $5 fee, customers will get an Apple button which will allow them entrance into the store and is used to track the customer's movements. Sciopiano noted that the $5 fee could be applied to purchases on that visit

Customer reaction at a pilot project at the Apple Store in Canoga Park, California was positive. Alexander Hu, an avid Mac user, said, "I don't mind paying $5 to get into the store, if it keeps out the iPhone gawkers and Windows lusers who want to drool over the new Macs."

Not everyone was pleased though. Kyle Martin said, "Five dollars to just walk into the store? It's like they want to be elite snobs or something."

When told of the criticism, Sciopiano said, "That's exactly the case."
Apple shares were up on the news.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 12:10 PM
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wow, good luck with that.

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Eh, kind of elitist, but the only time I go into the stores is when I have to buy something, so as long as the $5 goes towards purchases, and if it keeps the crowds down, I'm okay with that.

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"Part of the move was to limit crowds to keep the stores safe, but also we wanted to keep the right kind of people in the stores," said vice president of retail outlets, Vince Sciopiano. "By 'right kind of people' I mean true Apple customers with money, willing to pay just to look at our newest wares."
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with money! why dont they just call me at home before i leave the house just to tell me not to go out.

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Is will only work if that $5 fee is refunded upon purchase of an item. If I have to a fee just to BUY something in the store screw that.

That said, I bought my iPod at Ciruict City and wouldn't get an iPhone or anything else in that Apple stores themselves.

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This is why I shop online and don't step foot in any of their stores.

Isn't this site like 'The Onion' anyways?

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This is why I shop online and don't step foot in any of their stores.

Isn't this site like 'The Onion' anyways?
Haha, I didn't even look at the URL that Biggy posted. BBspot is satire. Funny that was believable though.

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Bwahahaha. Will not pay $5 to be flabergasted at how dumb the Emo nerds are the apple store.

Some one at the Woodfield one actually had the audacity to tell my woman that they had never heard of the iPods scratching and they do not sell polish for them.

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I understand the move they made but I would have loved it if they said if you buy something they give you $5 off, if you don't buy anything the money is donated to charity.

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Hmmm seems apple is on the path that microsoft took and thats sucking its consumers dry
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Let's see how many times people need to post that the article is just a joke before the rest of the folks get it
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nice head fake!

By the way, the idea of using 'a button' to TRACK YOUR MOVEMENTS should be the big tipoff. Personally, I'd take the button off in the bathroom and flush it down the toilet....

funny write up though, its 'just' serious enough to fool people.
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Isn't that website a satire site?

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This is why I shop online and don't step foot in any of their stores.

Isn't this site like 'The Onion' anyways?
hardly. The Onion is funny, BBspot is a wannabe funny site....and not quite cutting it.

For those people believing that story on the BBspot site you just earned a luser badge
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Orland Park now has an apple store in it. They gave away tee shirts. My shit is uber pimp now.
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