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Waragainstsleep
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Sep 4, 2012, 12:50 PM
 
This would make an awesome floating Apple Store:

http://twistedsifter.com/2009/11/reimagining-the-super-yacht-wally-hermes-yachts/

http://www.gizmag.com/wally--hermes--unconventional-mega-yacht-with-space-and-style/14180/picture/110629/


The only question is where to station it in order that it pays for itself. I'm thinking Dubai.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 4, 2012, 03:09 PM
 
Call me when it floats in clouds.
     
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Sep 4, 2012, 05:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
This would make an awesome floating Apple Store:
http://twistedsifter.com/2009/11/reimagining-the-super-yacht-wally-hermes-yachts/
http://www.gizmag.com/wally--hermes--unconventional-mega-yacht-with-space-and-style/14180/picture/110629/
The only question is where to station it in order that it pays for itself. I'm thinking Dubai.
To sell what a dozen iPads?
     
Waragainstsleep  (op)
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Sep 5, 2012, 07:13 AM
 
Why would an Apple Store in Dubai only sell a dozen iPads?
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Sep 5, 2012, 07:20 AM
 
It was an attempt to point out the economic disparity in the country and how all the money being thrown around globally isn't an indicator of overall standard of living.


But I should have checked my facts first.
     
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Sep 6, 2012, 05:52 AM
 
That looks totally James Bond Villain. Also, how to keep the patio chairs from washing away in bad weather? Looks like a wave could just charge in there.
     
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Sep 6, 2012, 07:49 AM
 
Isn't Dubai one of the richest cities in the world?
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Sep 6, 2012, 08:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
That looks totally James Bond Villain. Also, how to keep the patio chairs from washing away in bad weather? Looks like a wave could just charge in there.
Each passenger gets an indentured Pakistani to use as a weight.
     
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Sep 6, 2012, 09:04 AM
 
If Apple opened an official Apple store in Dubai, they would make a killing. As of now, there are are only a handful of unofficial stores, The biggest being a chain called iStyle. All apple products sold in the Emirates are imported from European distributors and sold at ridiculous markups. Since residential mailing addresses are non-existant in the UAE, shopping online is a huge hassle as well.

Moral of the story: The middle east is an economic powerhouse right now, and Apple needs to get an official presence in the region.

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Each passenger gets an indentured Pakistani to use as a weight.
That sounds about right.
are you lightfooted?
     
Waragainstsleep  (op)
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Sep 6, 2012, 12:16 PM
 
I was more enthused about the idea of a cool looking floating Apple store than where to put it.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 7, 2012, 07:22 AM
 
There's not many places big enough for it!
     
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Sep 7, 2012, 07:35 AM
 
Yes, there is that.
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