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(9 to 5 Mac)   One of the glass panels of the New York Apple Store is shattered by a snowblower. Fark: The panel costs more than your house   (9to5mac.com) divider line 45
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-22 09:57:03 AM
Call it frosted glass and leave it in place. iFans will plan pilgrimages to see the new innovation in store design.
 
2014-01-22 10:30:11 AM
They must be made of gorilla glass- that shiat shatters if you sneeze on it.
 
2014-01-22 10:30:12 AM

ZAZ: Call it frosted glass and leave it in place. iFans will plan pilgrimages to see the new innovation in store design.


Apple presents... The New Glass Panel...

No one would be dumb enough to flock... oh wait...
 
2014-01-22 10:30:59 AM
Fantastic building design there.
 
2014-01-22 10:31:29 AM
It costs about the same as my house.

/Lives in SoCal
 
2014-01-22 10:38:54 AM
I was in that store. Do yourself a favor and skip it if you're touring the city. FAO Schwarz is literally around the corner anyway and has a hell of a lot more character and history behind it.

/ got to see Apple'shiat squad drag a suspected shoplifter back down the spiral stairs though, which was kind of funny
 
2014-01-22 10:41:56 AM
Apple hatebois are up early I see.
 
2014-01-22 10:51:24 AM
Hmmm an issue with Apple and shattering glass eh?  I'm not surprised they aren't announcing plans to replace it.  They'll just hold out for the next iModel.
 
2014-01-22 10:53:00 AM
"Tony Shiavone, my panel costs more than your house! WHOOOOOOO!"
 
2014-01-22 10:58:19 AM

gingerjet: Apple hatebois are up early I see.


of course, because only apple haters would recognize that paying 450 grand per giant sheet of glass is ridiculous (unless you are making telescopes).

paying exorbitant markups on products that have no real advantage over competitors will not last forever. if you want proof, watch how well apple does in china. they (china) have been producing knock-off apple products for years and now are not willing to pay a huge markup for "the real deal"
 
2014-01-22 11:11:13 AM

divgradcurl: gingerjet: Apple hatebois are up early I see.

of course, because only apple haters would recognize that paying 450 grand per giant sheet of glass is ridiculous (unless you are making telescopes).

paying exorbitant markups on products that have no real advantage over competitors will not last forever. if you want proof, watch how well apple does in china. they (china) have been producing knock-off apple products for years and now are not willing to pay a huge markup for "the real deal"


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/apple-iphone-sales-expected -t o-break-records/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
 
2014-01-22 11:21:31 AM
They can easily pay for a new one, by selling the souls of the children in sweat shops who make their products  <Did I do it right?>
 
2014-01-22 11:29:11 AM
I'm about to put my house on the market and will be asking at least that. (May be buying a bigger house right now.)
 
2014-01-22 11:32:34 AM
Um...1) "more than your house"?  Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.  Yes, we pay more, but it's a trade off to have some live culture nearby.  And FYI, most of us don't get hit as hard (or at all) by fluctuations in the real estate market.  My suburban house's value has held steady since I bought it 8 years ago, and I'm looking to move closer to the city center and in those areas prices never went down.

The cheaper houses out futhur away from the city?  Those are folks who are now underwater because cheaper became dirt cheap when no one wants to live out in the middle of nowhere.

And 2) how is that a "fark" fact?  Did subby look at the picture with TFA?  That a big-ass piece of glass. They're getting a good deal at $450K.
 
2014-01-22 11:35:32 AM

Do you know who Garblox is: divgradcurl: gingerjet: Apple hatebois are up early I see.

of course, because only apple haters would recognize that paying 450 grand per giant sheet of glass is ridiculous (unless you are making telescopes).

paying exorbitant markups on products that have no real advantage over competitors will not last forever. if you want proof, watch how well apple does in china. they (china) have been producing knock-off apple products for years and now are not willing to pay a huge markup for "the real deal"

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/apple-iphone-sales-expected -t o-break-records/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0


2009

2013

2014
 
2014-01-22 11:38:17 AM

mcmnky: Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.


You do know, most cities have lots of housing not "in the boonies" that's nice and well under half a million.  We don't all live in LA and San Fran with over inflated real estate costs.
 
2014-01-22 11:46:45 AM

divgradcurl: of course, because only apple haters would recognize that paying 450 grand per giant sheet of glass is ridiculous (unless you are making telescopes).


The math is bad, that cost included more than just the sheets of glass.

That being said, sheets that big are going to be expensive--they'll be an absolute nightmare to handle.
 
2014-01-22 11:52:44 AM
Well that's good to know. I developed a firm dislike of Apple in 1987, and as luck would have it, I now work for a company that fabricates this kind of glass product.

Why yes, I will have a nice slice of schadenfreude! Thanks for asking!
 
2014-01-22 12:08:08 PM

gingerjet: Apple hatebois are up early I see.


Anything before noon is "early" to dirty hippie iFanBois like you.

/I kid, i kid
 
2014-01-22 12:19:44 PM

mcmnky: Um...1) "more than your house"?  Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.  Yes, we pay more, but it's a trade off to have some live culture nearby.  And FYI, most of us don't get hit as hard (or at all) by fluctuations in the real estate market.  My suburban house's value has held steady since I bought it 8 years ago, and I'm looking to move closer to the city center and in those areas prices never went down.

The cheaper houses out futhur away from the city?  Those are folks who are now underwater because cheaper became dirt cheap when no one wants to live out in the middle of nowhere.

And 2) how is that a "fark" fact?  Did subby look at the picture with TFA?  That a big-ass piece of glass. They're getting a good deal at $450K.


Hmm...I wonder what psychological disorder this falls under.

I have strong doubts about the cost of that unit, but an autoclave that can handle laminating a 32' long piece of glass isn't exactly common. Looks like I'll have to talk to engineering and sales to find out.
 
2014-01-22 12:19:58 PM
It's architectural glass, so it's not something in stock at home depot. The recipie is probably a borosilicate with an ultra low iron content to avoid greenness. It's at least a half inch thick. It's been tempered, with would require an annealing oven trip. Transport, and the union installers to rig up the small crane required.

I still can't see $450k. Maybe $300k with that Apple tax for having the logo put on it.
 
2014-01-22 12:21:42 PM
And that boys and girls is why we do not let vagrants do thier buisiness on the streets.  Once frozen they are hard as a rock.  And I can attest that a snow blower can fling that stuff a good 30 ft and onto my neighbors roof.
 
2014-01-22 12:24:37 PM
Well there was that guy who had the 8 foot tall apple store door fall on him and break his pelvis. But since he didn't buy the 'aPple door falling and breaking your pelvis' plan, he can only get a refurbished pelvis.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-22 12:39:52 PM

mcmnky: Um...1) "more than your house"?  Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.  Yes, we pay more, but it's a trade off to have some live culture nearby.  And FYI, most of us don't get hit as hard (or at all) by fluctuations in the real estate market.  My suburban house's value has held steady since I bought it 8 years ago, and I'm looking to move closer to the city center and in those areas prices never went down.

The cheaper houses out futhur away from the city?  Those are folks who are now underwater because cheaper became dirt cheap when no one wants to live out in the middle of nowhere.


revmikewilliams.org
 
2014-01-22 12:47:16 PM

croesius: [revmikewilliams.org image 220x157]


www.nofurthur.com

But seriously, that does not seem like too much for a pane of glass that size.

Think about how mass scales with volume and that thing has to support it's own weight.
 
2014-01-22 12:47:31 PM

croesius: mcmnky: Um...1) "more than your house"?  Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.  Yes, we pay more, but it's a trade off to have some live culture nearby.  And FYI, most of us don't get hit as hard (or at all) by fluctuations in the real estate market.  My suburban house's value has held steady since I bought it 8 years ago, and I'm looking to move closer to the city center and in those areas prices never went down.

The cheaper houses out futhur away from the city?  Those are folks who are now underwater because cheaper became dirt cheap when no one wants to live out in the middle of nowhere.

[revmikewilliams.org image 220x157]


Yeah, it's someone who lives in the suburbs but looks down on those who live "out in the boonies". Probably not worth it.
 
2014-01-22 12:54:23 PM

mcmnky: Um...1) "more than your house"?  Some of choose not to live out in the boonies.  Yes, we pay more, but it's a trade off to have some live culture nearby.  And FYI, most of us don't get hit as hard (or at all) by fluctuations in the real estate market.  My suburban house's value has held steady since I bought it 8 years ago, and I'm looking to move closer to the city center and in those areas prices never went down.


Uh, what struck a nerve with you? Does the idea of houses under $450,000 make you upset?

My current house cost about $65,000. We live inside the city limits, and about a 7 minute drive from the city center. Our neighborhood is the safest neighborhood in the city. The schools are OK, but not great. Our area has lots of culture and is very walkable. When its warm we walk down to the restaurants and bars that are about 1/4 mile away. There's a bakery and a diner at the end of the street. We have random street fairs at various times, and there's a den of local artists who put on exhibitions every month. We could have one kid in the current house, but two or more and we'd have to move up to something more like the $100-130K range.

I just happen to live in a place where housing is bought and sold as housing, rather than as an investment commodity.
 
2014-01-22 01:10:24 PM

Fubini: Uh, what struck a nerve with you? Does the idea of houses under $450,000 make you upset?


Judging by the responses, I'd say I was the one who stuck the nerve.

 :)
 
2014-01-22 01:13:41 PM

mcmnky: Judging by the responses, I'd say I was the one who stuck the nerve.


Uh, sure. Whatever buddy.
 
2014-01-22 01:35:54 PM

DecemberNitro: Fantastic building design there.


I don't disagree with the implied sentiment here but the groundskeeping who was snowblowing the sidewalk really should have known better. Sensing a former Apple-employed groundskeeper is looking for a new job.
 
2014-01-22 01:48:01 PM
"Gotta do something in the winter."

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-22 01:56:26 PM
not if you live in the Bay Area
 
2014-01-22 02:10:04 PM
Half a million for a pane of glass? Who the hell makes it, Apple?
 
2014-01-22 02:26:43 PM

wildcardjack: It's architectural glass, so it's not something in stock at home depot. The recipie is probably a borosilicate with an ultra low iron content to avoid greenness. It's at least a half inch thick. It's been tempered, with would require an annealing oven trip. Transport, and the union installers to rig up the small crane required.

I still can't see $450k. Maybe $300k with that Apple tax for having the logo put on it.


/there's your problem
 
2014-01-22 02:32:46 PM
I find it hilarious that Apple overpaid for a piece of glass just because it had an Apple logo on it.  This is what they've been doing to the idiots who buy their products for years.
 
2014-01-22 02:54:11 PM

skozlaw: I was in that store. Do yourself a favor and skip it if you're touring the city. FAO Schwarz is literally around the corner anyway and has a hell of a lot more character and history behind it.

/ got to see Apple'shiat squad drag a suspected shoplifter back down the spiral stairs though, which was kind of funny


Wait... do people do that? Do people visiting NY actually go to the Apple store as a tourist destination? Because it's a glass cube?  It's an electronics store, not the Lourve.
 
2014-01-22 03:16:07 PM

mcmnky: Fubini: Uh, what struck a nerve with you? Does the idea of houses under $450,000 make you upset?

Judging by the responses, I'd say I was the one who stuck the nerve.

 :)


Trolls do successfully do that from time to time. ;)
 
2014-01-22 03:22:52 PM
No, it doesn't.
 
2014-01-22 03:32:36 PM
If only there was some kind of protective coating that could have been applied to the glass...

/fark Apple
 
2014-01-22 03:39:34 PM

skozlaw: got to see Apple'shiat squad drag a suspected shoplifter back down the spiral stairs though, which was kind of funny


So they are guilty of assault, battery, and kidnapping?  There's a reason businesses have policies against confronting shoplifters.  The resultant lawsuits are always expensive.
 
2014-01-22 03:44:06 PM
For that price and durability it must have been made by apple. I'm sure some one has already said this but I didn't bother to read the rest of the comments.
 
2014-01-22 03:45:37 PM

shut_it_down: skozlaw: I was in that store. Do yourself a favor and skip it if you're touring the city. FAO Schwarz is literally around the corner anyway and has a hell of a lot more character and history behind it.

/ got to see Apple'shiat squad drag a suspected shoplifter back down the spiral stairs though, which was kind of funny

Wait... do people do that? Do people visiting NY actually go to the Apple store as a tourist destination? Because it's a glass cube?  It's an electronics store, not the Lourve.


Is that any different than visiting FAO Schwarz?  I think the last time I went to a retail establishment as a form of sightseeing was going to Harrod's in London as an American teenager.

And even then I realized that is just like a tourist is NYC going to Macy's.  If they have department stores where you're from, you just paid whatever monies in airfare and hotel to do something you could have done at home for free.

These days the only shopping I do on holiday to is either for things I can't get back home or to get something where it's from, such as spices from India.
 
2014-01-22 06:00:54 PM
$450k to Apple is chump change.
Anyway, wouldn't their insurance cover it?
 
2014-01-22 07:28:39 PM

mcmnky: And even then I realized that is just like a tourist is NYC going to Macy's.  If they have department stores where you're from, you just paid whatever monies in airfare and hotel to do something you could have done at home for free.


..but it's THE Macys!

..nah, the thing that gets ME are the ones that go to either of the Times Sq McDs (at a 50% markup on the whole menu and the Broadway one is always packed)
 
2014-01-22 08:28:51 PM

The Bestest: mcmnky: And even then I realized that is just like a tourist is NYC going to Macy's.  If they have department stores where you're from, you just paid whatever monies in airfare and hotel to do something you could have done at home for free.

..but it's THE Macys!

..nah, the thing that gets ME are the ones that go to either of the Times Sq McDs (at a 50% markup on the whole menu and the Broadway one is always packed)


If you go to any chain restaurant in NYC you're doing it wrong. If you're on a budget, just get a slice or visit a hot dog cart
 
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