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Rumor: Apple to open stores in Target locations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2012 20:21 User comments (7)

Rumor: Apple to open stores in Target locations According to sources, Apple will open stores within Target locations around the U.S.
By doing so, Apple can cheaply expand into smaller metro areas.

If accurate, Apple will open Apple-branded stores in 25 of the larger Targets at points during this year.

Of course, the launch will be a small test, as Target has 1752 stores in the U.S. Apple has 359 of its own stores around the world, including 245 in the U.S. Apple currently has a similar setup in 600 Best Buy stores. Some of the stores even have Apple Solution Consultants and are dubbed "Apple Shops."

Apple had previous retail relationships with Circuit City, Office Max and Sears until a decade ago, when they began opening their own retail stores. The Best Buy deal is relatively new.

Target has long sold Apple products, starting with the iPod in 2002.

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7 user comments

18.1.2012 23:40

Circuit City and Sears? CC is gone and Sears is on the way out.
Go Apple... Finish killing off Target.

The only apple I like are he ones you can eat.

Jeff

28.1.2012 23:54

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Circuit City and Sears? CC is gone and Sears is on the way out.
Go Apple... Finish killing off Target.

The only apple I like are he ones you can eat.

Jeff


you can eat siri....out

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

39.1.2012 0:40

Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Circuit City and Sears? CC is gone and Sears is on the way out.
Go Apple... Finish killing off Target.

The only apple I like are he ones you can eat.

Jeff


you can eat siri....out
Freddie Mercury had buck teeth.
He could eat an Apple inside out. Siriously

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury

Jeff

49.1.2012 11:18

OO OO OO... Dats just nasty... Funny, buht, na uh sty...

Getting back to nasty... CrApple... Opening cheaper, selling more expensive... damned if that ain't the old 80s business model Steve Jobs went into the ground with! Build it ass cheap, sell it as god awful higher than a cats ass. I mean right at the cusp to were man can barely afford to breath. Then in 18 months con him/her into buying another that they can't afford because the other broke, out of warranty & was a POS out of the box due to under powering in the first place (i.e., didn't spend $1500 additional, which wouldn't give it any longevity, just performance).

Plus let's build it on proprietary hardware that you can't get on your own, replace yourself (without voiding said warranty) or even sell on your own without making yourself into a criminal. Not only that, let's keep selling our stuff out of environments that have captive audiences where there's no hopes of escape or no means by which you can walk away from it.

Meaning, cheap assed locals in stores (cause you KNOW they aren't paying the stores for the foot print? Really? It's a privilege to have Apple in there, or didn't you know that? They have to pay them 30% to have Apple there [of course that's probably a joke]) Then there is the Apple store shoved in the communications building of every college campus computer lab. & then forcing every student to use an Apple computer for the curriculum in communications. BS! I have a whole dissertation on how I got through Cinema & Photography on a Windows machine equivalent running the exact same software, faster & better than the other students (yeah, I know, braggart) because all they had was Apple products for the students to use.

Nope, nope, nope... It's the 21st century already! Where's my flying car damnit!

Rant complete...


59.1.2012 11:56

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Circuit City and Sears? CC is gone and Sears is on the way out.
Go Apple... Finish killing off Target.

The only apple I like are he ones you can eat.

Jeff


you can eat siri....out
Freddie Mercury had buck teeth.
He could eat an Apple inside out. Siriously

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury

Jeff


HA HA F'ing HA!! Funniest sh*t I've read in a long time. Thanks! That just perked up my day!


As for Apple in Target......LAME! Some how I don't think that the potential increase in Apple sales from this will even "potentially" yield a decrease in their much overpriced merchandise. Isn't this why Apple should be looking to do this? Isn't this how 'business' works?? Develop, market, expand, lower costs, increase volume of sales???

69.1.2012 13:15

Make your older tech avail. to the masses. Easy to bait people in owning a preimum product. Not bad marketing idea.

713.1.2012 14:58

Selling more junk at Target is a great move, Apple fits in well their, good move on Apple's part.

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