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Apr 30, 2013, 04:04 AM
 
So I ordered a new Mac mini online, and had it shipped to the Salem NH Apple Store. (FYI it was a quad core 2.6ghz mini, which i took apart and immediately added a 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM to. It runs pretty good.) So as I walked to the Apple store, what's this?? It looks like the Apple store. Nope. It is the Microsoft store. It is a 100% knock off of the Apple store in every way. I can't believe even Microsoft would be so blatant about copying someone else. Even the employee clothing is a knock off.

This photo isn't mine but it sums it up perfectly:


The MS store was an exact copy of the Apple store, minus the customers
     
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Apr 30, 2013, 02:26 PM
 
I walk by the Microsoft store often on my way to the Apple store at the Stanford shopping center. There's never anyone in it except occasionally a kid on the Xbox. The employees just stand around looking bored. Or maybe they're sad. Kinda hard to tell. I wonder how much money Microsoft is losing on those retail outlets.

Samsung store, while not as empty as the Microsoft store, is also a complete copy of the Apple store.
"…I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than
you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts
     
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Apr 30, 2013, 02:28 PM
 
Don't know if it'll hotlink, but this is my favorite picture of a Samsung store. Since they have the judges literally working for them, I can see why they don't even bother trying to hide it.

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