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  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    I was at a bona fide Microsoft Store in Costa Mesa, CA yesterday. Yes, there was a line of people waiting to get a new Surface tablet. I manage to take some photos in the store...
    I'm assuming you'll be posting them?

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I took my daughter out to dinner for her seventeenth birthday last night and asked if she would like to go with me afterward to see the Windows 8 stuff at our local Best Buy. Her eyes lit up. Sure! It was Friday evening at around 7:00. The store was fairly busy with most in the computer section. Roughly 10 people there. Keep in mind that this is not one of the big stores. They told me it was a "community" store. Also, neither one of us has ever used a touch screen before.

    When we reached the department we were greeted by a young, friendly sales person. I asked where all the Windows 8 items were. She led us to the aisle of mostly ultrabooks. Most of them had 8 loaded. She pointed out the ones that had touch screens. Those were marked by a little placard at the top of the screen.

    Here's the kicker. I asked her if they had any Surfaces on display. With a very puzzled look on her face she asked "Is that a kind of Windows 8?" I had a little chuckle in my mind. I smiled and explained that Microsoft is getting into the hardware business and had released a hybrid pad called Surface RT. Do you have any on display? Still puzzled looking she got on her communication device they all wear and asked someone about the Surface. Surface? Hybrid? were the answering questions. Ahhhh. No.

    It was then I pretty much knew we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Lol! I looked around and noticed that all of the sales personnel were all in there twenties, young thirties at most. I asked within myself "Don't these sales people keep up with the times? Doesn't management teach them these things?" Apparently not. If it isn't on the shelf on display, they know nothing of it.

    Anywho, we played around with 8 on touch screens conversing back and forth discussing the new UI. I liked it as much as I imagined I would. I think my daughter did as well, for she asked me if I could buy her one. Lol! I think she's ready to move on from her old lappy. It's interesting to see the young seek new technology.

    We'll visit the bigger Best Buy in the bigger next town over soon, as my daughter suggested being the power shopper that she is.
    I remember there were a couple of teenagers that were looking around for the Surface, I couldn't help but to tell them that they need to go the Microsoft Store or order online.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8 RTM


    Because Windows 8 came out, I just updated my thread for Sim Trader: Sim Trader is now on the Windows Store! Trade virtual stocks for free!

    I hope you new Windows 8 users have the time to check out my app
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I remember there were a couple of teenagers that were looking around for the Surface, I couldn't help but to tell them that they need to go the Microsoft Store or order online.
    A good helper you are!

    I just checked out locations on the MS Store site. There's only 2 in Chicago Metro area. One downtown and one in a outer western suburb. Downtown is 1-1/2 hours. Burb is 1 hour. I checked Milwaukee, Wisconsin since we're an hour away...None! Oh well. Maybe I'll take the kid downtown. We haven't been there in a while. It's always an adventure.
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  5. #25


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    So jealous, the nearest Microsoft Store is a good state away from me!

    But I do have a road trip planned for California to go to one of their stores soon!
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Because Windows 8 came out, I just updated my thread for Sim Trader: Sim Trader is now on the Windows Store! Trade virtual stocks for free!

    I hope you new Windows 8 users have the time to check out my app
    Installed. Thanks for the lead. Good luck to you!
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  7. #27


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,837
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Because Windows 8 came out, I just updated my thread for Sim Trader: Sim Trader is now on the Windows Store! Trade virtual stocks for free!

    I hope you new Windows 8 users have the time to check out my app
    Nice share Robert

    A Guy
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So jealous, the nearest Microsoft Store is a good state away from me!

    But I do have a road trip planned for California to go to one of their stores soon!
    Oh good! Which side of the crack in the crust are you going?
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So jealous, the nearest Microsoft Store is a good state away from me!

    But I do have a road trip planned for California to go to one of their stores soon!
    Hey CR! You're in Idaho right? Looks like you only have to go to Seattle or Bellevue?

    Me? Well I only have two stores in my county? I ran over at lunchtime Friday and saw the Surfaces, But didn't bother to touch one. I went over for a disk which I'll probably end up returning. I'll be in the area again noon time roughly, to hopefully return the disk. Then I'll have a chance to look (Surface) at one and play with it.

    I suppose living in hell (Southern California) has its advantages. One of them is having a Microsoft store or two nearby. Yawn! And a strange twist of irony, I walked into the Apple store immediately afterwards, to get a bumper for my iPhone 4S. I was carrying my sack with the Microsoft store logo on it LOL!
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    Oh good! Which side of the crack in the crust are you going?
    Hey HG, Are you in Mercer or McHenry? If you're in IL, then the Microsoft store Oak Brook can't be that far away? So which season is it for you housing wise?
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