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(Team Coco)   "The store randomly shuts down once you step inside" -- and seven other things Microsoft didn't copy from Apple Retail Stores   (teamcoco.com) divider line 127
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2012-04-30 12:00:19 PM
Where's the raging 12 year-olds playing Call of Duty?.
 
2012-04-30 12:01:31 PM
Sweet! Jokes from the 90s!
 
2012-04-30 12:02:16 PM
Well, that was certainly stupid.
 
2012-04-30 12:02:17 PM

Meethos: Sweet! Jokes from the 90s!


The old is new again.
 
2012-04-30 12:06:09 PM
I want my 30 seconds back. Having never gone into either an Apple or Microsoft store, I guess I was expecting actual comparisons. As for the "sale" thing, I saw an actual good price on a Toshiba notebook a few weeks ago, something like $150 off, on a MS store ad.
 
2012-04-30 12:08:05 PM
How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

images.inquisitr.com
 
2012-04-30 12:11:55 PM
That was mostly humorous, I suppose.

The stores will also sell Microsoft Excel 2003 to the first 64,000 people...and then it won't let the employees sell it to anyone else after that.
 
2012-04-30 12:12:16 PM

majestic: Well, that was certainly stupid.


Yeah that was actually just not funny.
 
2012-04-30 12:15:17 PM

SharkTrager: majestic: Well, that was certainly stupid.

Yeah that was actually just not funny.


thirded.
 
2012-04-30 12:15:29 PM
The MacBook Pro I use at work crashed the other day. what do I win?
 
2012-04-30 12:18:11 PM

Meethos: Sweet! Jokes from the 90s!


And we're done here.
 
2012-04-30 12:18:36 PM
Ugh... that was worse than a BBSpot top 10 list.
 
2012-04-30 12:20:02 PM
1.) The headline is written so poorly that I'm not sure if the Microsoft store shuts down, which is a features it has but did not copy from Apple Store, or if the Apple Store has this feature and Microsoft didn't copy it. This confusion led me to click on the link....

2.) ...and be confronted with the least funny, least clever, and least worthwhile list of "jokes" I have ever seen. I have read obituaries which are funnier and more creative than this link.
 
2012-04-30 12:22:57 PM
"You have to be in the right mood for it to be funny."

/then it's not funny
 
2012-04-30 12:23:57 PM

majestic: Well, that was certainly stupid.


like, horribly unfunny.
 
2012-04-30 12:25:30 PM

TheOriginalEd: The MacBook Pro I use at work crashed the other day.


But Windows 95 and stuff.
 
2012-04-30 12:35:22 PM
Awful lot of butthurt in this thread.
 
2012-04-30 12:43:17 PM

TheOriginalEd: The MacBook Pro I use at work crashed the other day. what do I win?


That's what you get for not buying your t-shirts at the Apple store.
 
2012-04-30 12:45:20 PM

swaxhog: How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

[images.inquisitr.com image 446x284]


Please tell me you are making that up.
 
2012-04-30 12:46:09 PM

illegal.tender: Awful lot of butthurt in this thread.


no, it's an awful lot of WTF did I just read? How did that get an amusing tag?
 
2012-04-30 12:46:18 PM
After submitting my comment I noticed the link was to Team COCO. I nearly had a nerdgasm, and then I discovered this does NOT have anything to do with the TRS-80 Color Computer...stack of dimes...
 
2012-04-30 12:47:35 PM
Instead Of The "Genius Bar", There's The "Mouth-Breathing IT Guy Bar"

t.qkme.me
 
2012-04-30 12:51:01 PM

OceanVortex: That was mostly humorous, I suppose.

The stores will also sell Microsoft Excel 2003 to the first 64,000 people...and then it won't let the employees sell it to anyone else after that.


Very well done. That joke was as funny and timely as any in the link.
 
2012-04-30 12:55:51 PM

Scooty_Puff_Sr: swaxhog: How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

[images.inquisitr.com image 446x284]

Please tell me you are making that up.


Yeah, really. Is that true ?? Come to think of it, I've never seen an actual sale take place.
 
2012-04-30 12:59:51 PM
1. Hipsters Will Never Be Camped Outside
Even the night before a major Microsoft launch, the entrance to each Microsoft Store will be free and clear of adoring masses of technologically-savvyfinancially ignorant consumers who respect and demand quality are easily distracted by shiny things with sexy boxes.

Fixed that for them.
 
2012-04-30 01:02:09 PM

WienerButt: Scooty_Puff_Sr: swaxhog: How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

[images.inquisitr.com image 446x284]

Please tell me you are making that up.

Yeah, really. Is that true ?? Come to think of it, I've never seen an actual sale take place.


MS Store Employees Dance

Yeah... Unfortunately it's true.
 
2012-04-30 01:03:13 PM
I'm not a Microsoft fan by any means, but I feel like a Microsoft store has the potential to be far more interesting than an Apple store.

Apple sells apple products and Apple accessories. For Apple hardware, running Apple software.

Microsoft makes operating systems and some applications, then licenses those products to manufacturers to use.
So in theory a Microsoft store could sell products from basically any PC maker, or cell company making Windows phones as well as accessories.

I still wouldn't shop there, but it sounds potentially more interesting to me.
 
2012-04-30 01:03:38 PM

Scooty_Puff_Sr: swaxhog: How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

[images.inquisitr.com image 446x284]

Please tell me you are making that up.


Nope.
 
2012-04-30 01:03:57 PM
Of course, if you walk into the Apple Store, they will deny any knowledge of even the existence of malware, 2 months after Microsoft issues THIER fix for the same thing.
 
2012-04-30 01:03:58 PM
I read the first two, thought "not this shiat again" and closed the link.
 
2012-04-30 01:05:09 PM

TheOriginalEd: The MacBook Pro I use at work crashed the other day. what do I win?


HERETIC! Macs never crash! BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!
 
2012-04-30 01:06:02 PM

meanmutton: OceanVortex: That was mostly humorous, I suppose.

The stores will also sell Microsoft Excel 2003 to the first 64,000 people...and then it won't let the employees sell it to anyone else after that.

Very well done. That joke was as funny and timely as any in the link.


Exactly... I was trying to think of a good Windows ME joke but it had been so long... my brain apparently only goes back to 2003 humor.
 
2012-04-30 01:07:07 PM

Unobtanium: I want my 30 seconds back. Having never gone into either an Apple or Microsoft store, I guess I was expecting actual comparisons. As for the "sale" thing, I saw an actual good price on a Toshiba notebook a few weeks ago, something like $150 off, on a MS store ad.


Don't buy Toshiba. I've burned through so many of their chargers because they are built like crap.

That said, with Steve Jobs dead I think people will begin to realize that Apple provides nothing more then what well made Microsoft computers offer. It's easy to rag on performance when you buy some Taiwanese cheap computer then blame Microsoft. Apple did keep quality good on its machines, but nothing to justify the high prices. And obscurity is the reason viruses are low (though growing) and unlike Microsoft with it's free security software, Apple has done jack shiat to address MAC vulnerability.
 
2012-04-30 01:07:49 PM
The first MS retail store opened more than 2 years ago. Why bring this up now?
 
2012-04-30 01:08:42 PM
And if you walk into an Adidas store there won't be anyone there saying, "Just Do It". Am I right?
 
2012-04-30 01:16:48 PM

cgalant: I'm not a Microsoft fan by any means, but I feel like a Microsoft store has the potential to be far more interesting than an Apple store.

Apple sells apple products and Apple accessories. For Apple hardware, running Apple software.

Microsoft makes operating systems and some applications, then licenses those products to manufacturers to use.
So in theory a Microsoft store could sell products from basically any PC maker, or cell company making Windows phones as well as accessories.

I still wouldn't shop there, but it sounds potentially more interesting to me.



Yeah, In much the same way that Walmart is "more interesting" than H&M.
 
2012-04-30 01:18:16 PM

GruntledWorker: The first MS retail store opened more than 2 years ago. Why bring this up now?


My guess is that they probably just opened one in New York or something.
 
2012-04-30 01:20:22 PM
When is the last time Apple had a sale or offered a rebate?
 
2012-04-30 01:20:33 PM

Ed Willy: Apple did keep quality good on its machines


Had to return my wife's first MacBook Air within a week. Second one is still ok so far, but it will be the last Mac I buy. It is just not that "Different", except for the price.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop with AAPL. Accounting irregularity or something.
 
2012-04-30 01:27:09 PM
It's A Popular Place For Zune Meetups
The much-heralded-then-maligned Zune music player was discontinued in 2011. But fans of the digital media device can still get together, share some My Chemical Romance songs and still not buy a Windows Phone.

I thought that was kind of funny.
 
2012-04-30 01:27:51 PM
there is nothing random about a store that closes every time you step inside.
 
2012-04-30 01:29:44 PM
Having recently added about 600 Apple wireless devices to a corporate network, I would like to find and beat senseless whoever came up with "It just works". Then burn down his house, Then sow the ground with salt.

No. It doesn't "just work".

Android tablets? They just work. Every conceivable non-Apple smartphone on the planet? Just works.

iPhones and Ipads? They spit, they scratch, they run away and explode, they do everything but connect in a secure manner according to the standards the rest of the world have agreed on.
 
2012-04-30 01:36:16 PM

Mikey1969: Of course, if you walk into the Apple Store, they will deny any knowledge of even the existence of malware, 2 months after Microsoft issues THIER fix for the same thing.


Customer: "Hey, that guy is stealing iPhones."
Mac Store Employee: "No he isn't. Our store is the most secure store in the world."
Customer: "I'm watching him do it! He just put a Macbook in his pants."
Mac Store Employee: "No he isn't. You're seeing things. Our security just works!"

/FIN
 
2012-04-30 01:39:23 PM

chuckufarlie: there is nothing random about a store that closes every time you step inside.


:-)
 
2012-04-30 01:46:19 PM

Erik_Emune: Android tablets? They just work. Every conceivable non-Apple smartphone on the planet? Just works.

iPhones and Ipads? They spit, they scratch, they run away and explode, they do everything but connect in a secure manner according to the standards the rest of the world have agreed on.


Funny, we have the exact opposite issues. iDevices seem to connect to the corporate network with no fuss. The android devices we have seem to have different personalities and some of them are none too pleasant. Nothing says fun like telling an officer of the company that HTC hero he has refuses to connect correctly to the Exchange server and he will have to purchase a $30 copy of Touchdown to read his mail.

What's that Mr. Droid X? You've been using this SSL certificate fine for months but suddenly don't like it? Looks like I have to turn SSL off and on again to get it to work!
 
2012-04-30 01:53:36 PM

Parthenogenetic: Scooty_Puff_Sr: swaxhog: How about the retard dancing every time there's an actual sale in the store.

[images.inquisitr.com image 446x284]

Please tell me you are making that up.

Nope.


Oh crap that's terrible. Every time I see something like this the employees look so tired of it. It's fine as a gimmick the first couple of weeks, but just stop.

I remember an ice cream shop that always sang when they got a tip and that song would change based on what was placed in the tip jar(quarter, dollar, etc). I always wondered if someone placed anything 20+ in it if they'd break out in a Broadway style song and dance.
 
2012-04-30 01:55:12 PM
I just assume Apple consumers aren't very tech savvy. I mean why else would you stand in line to touch a laptop. OMG a laptop, these things do email!! Wow, SHINY!!!

I've consistenently found Apple users to be the least intelligent when it comes to computer savvy. That being said, I also know that most television/music companies will use them because of their strength with multimedia.
 
2012-04-30 02:00:02 PM

Ed Willy: That said, with Steve Jobs dead I think people will begin to realize that Apple provides nothing more then what well made Microsoft computers offer.


There's no such thing as a "well made Microsoft computer." Microsoft doesn't make computers.
 
2012-04-30 02:02:11 PM
Hey, I just found a cool list: If Microsoft made cars...
 
2012-04-30 02:03:03 PM

MacWizard: Ed Willy: That said, with Steve Jobs dead I think people will begin to realize that Apple provides nothing more then what well made Microsoft computers offer.

There's no such thing as a "well made Microsoft computer." Microsoft doesn't make computers.


Come on - you know what he meant. No need to embrace the stereotype implied in your username.
 
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