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on Apr 19, 2012
what is the big news here? aren't there already enough of these tech-based stores around already?
Didn't realize that Microsoft was still in business
what products they could display in the store??? No interesting stuff anyway.......
I went to a Microsoft store in CO a year or so ago and it was fabulous. They not only have a lot of interesting gadgets and toys, but you have the opportunity to play and experience the fun. It's a great hands on family experience too.
You see, this store is next to Apple, and all these people with negative comments are simply the players with new shiny iPhones and other toys. They don't even expect that there are mature people around who is sick and tired of toys and Apple knock-offs.
I visited the Microsoft Store at Valley Fair (also situated across from the Apple Store). Both stores were packed. The main difference I noticed about the customers was that at the Microsoft Store, people were having fun trying out gadgets and playing XBox games. Meanwhile at the Apple Store, people were a bit more serious, while waiting in line to purchase their merchandise.
Oh come on. Apple is building a new store at Stanford and downtown. Competition is healthy. They all look to be busy and having fun. We are blessed in Palo Alto to have access to both. Just enjoy.
Member - when I was at the Valley Fair mall, the only people in the Microsoft store were the employees, that Apple store was busy as usual. It may have been because it was a school day and there were no kids around to play with the games. Aside from checking out new games, I can't imagine why you would go to a Microsoft store.
I think it's great and am looking forward to checking it out. It is obvious, by some of the posts written here, that people don't know about all of the great software, and gadgets Microsoft has out now. Having a store should make it easier for people to see what MS has to offer.
Does it have any windows?
hope wont catch a virus, while i am in there....
Stopped by last night.
Microsoft employees outnumbered patrons 3:1
Apple store was mobbed as usual.
"Same as it ever was"
It was a guud exsperience the kids were great
You are exactly the type of customer that Microsoft seeks with their product line and corporate strategy.
I'm glad you had a "guud exsperience" at the Microsoft store and hope you stay with Microsoft products forever.
Stopped by the Microsoft store today and it was packed. The Apple store looked some pathetic (and outdated) and nobody was there except for the 30 people that work there.
Btw, when will the apple store start the doing the $100 challenge instead of serving up the Kupertino Kool-aid?
Ye Olde Microsoft store...how quaint. Like Old Sturbridge Village for Silicon Valley. I hear they have PCs made of pewter.
Is this sponsored by the Computer History Museum?
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