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    Default Apple Store Employees Clap...

    when you buy a mbp ?
    I was showing my parents the new mbp range cause they are looking at upgrading, and a girl behind us bought a 15" mbp and 4 of the staff start clapping her....ah, what the ?
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    Damn, the Mac1 staff in Newcastle didn't clap for me when I bought mine the other day.
    I'm jealous now!

    Maybe when they open the official Newcastle store, I can get the applause that I so rightly deserve!

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    this was at the chermside store. Weird..
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    Really? Never mind, I don't want an Apple store in Perth after all

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    Haha. I've been to the Chermside store a couple of times and the Robina Store a few times and haven't heard any clapping.

    I've only heard of them clapping at openings and big launches. Even then, that's pretty weird.

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    do they clap at the end of workshops ?, cause there was a group there ending at the same time too..
    but they seemed to be around a girl who bought a 15" mbp...maybe she bought one after the workshop.

    Weird.
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    I saw this title and thought maybe Apple Store employees were all stricken with some kind of VD.

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    I have seen it at Doncaster now and then...I think they do it maybe when they have a switcher or it is the persons first mac. That is just my guess btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozracingwrap View Post
    I think they do it maybe when they have a switcher or it is the persons first mac. That is just my guess btw.
    I bet she wanted to crawl into a hole somewhere when they did it too

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    my mum asked if she could order it online instead...lol
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    I'd be freaked out if I got clapped after purchasing something
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    Store openings and big product launches are fantastic... especially in the UK where you've got 1 or 2 guys from the US to oversee stuff and all these awkward Brits having to behave like 'Mercans and clap and whoop and cheer people into the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    ...behave like 'Mercans and clap and whoop and cheer people into the store.
    Do you reckon they're really happy, or are they good at faking it. Or maybe just completely unrepressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
    Do you reckon they're really happy, or are they good at faking it. Or maybe just completely unrepressed.
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    Can't help but picture John Cleese as Fawlty... standing there staring at you like you're something he's stepped in, as he claps spasmodically from side to side...

    I don't know if this kind of hype is a positive thing for Apple or not. Certainly seems that people are taking note of it all... "The Apple hype machine" is a term I'm starting to hear a lot more these days.
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    When I went to buy my MBP at Chermside last week some guy got clapped out while I was at the register paying for mine. There was a big cheer and everyone started clapping. I asked my attendant wtf? and he just said "He bought a mac! Hey, aren't you buying a mac?" Needless to say I was cheered and clapped out too.

    Pretty funny experience. It's strange, but if you're in the spirt of it then it is kinda a positive addition to the buying experience... And I usually don't like attention being drawn to me for anything!
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    yeah, online refurb store for me, no clapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmichobo View Post
    Can't help but picture John Cleese as Fawlty... standing there staring at you like you're something he's stepped in, as he claps spasmodically from side to side...

    I don't know if this kind of hype is a positive thing for Apple or not. Certainly seems that people are taking note of it all... "The Apple hype machine" is a term I'm starting to hear a lot more these days.
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    Saying that though - when it's done at the right time (in my view - big launches for new products and new stores) it's creates a very big aura about the place.

    Though I'd break someone's thumb if they tried to clap me out the store while I lugged a 27" iMac away....
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    That's hilarious. I'd buy a Mac from an Apple Store if it meant people cheering me out of the building. Hell, I'd demand it.

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