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New Apple store opening in Cardiff

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by EVH, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,805

    Location: Wales

    Hey all, remember me?

    Trawling through the spam Apple seem to love sending me (why when I tick the box dammit!), and lo and behold.. they're opening a store in the new St. Davids 2 shopping centre in Cardiff. FIRST IN THE COUNTRY!

    Guess my letter to Unkie Steve paid off! Oh, still here? Don't mind me :D


    *** Opening: 22nd October 2009 ***

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/stdavids2/
     
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  2. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,393

    Location: Herts

    Damn, they ignored my request to open one in Portsmouth :(
     
  3. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 230,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    Gonna be queueing up outside the door prior to opening time and grabbing the freebies?
     
  4. Nymins

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Mar 2007

    Posts: 9,915

    Location: Belfast

    Grabbing the high fives too.
     
  5. thewanted

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,201

    Damn, wish I wasn't in work. Although I do have to go down to East Tyndall street to get the backup tapes.... hmmm! :)
     
  6. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

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    Location: Wales

    Working :(

    At least if the mrs ever wants to go to "that department store" I can mooch around and check out the latest and greatest.
     
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  7. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,177

    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    Good news - Cardiff has needed a proper Apple store for ages.
     
  8. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

    Posts: 860

    Location: Norwich

    Great news if you live in that area, i live in norfolk and we just got our store in norwich, it's quite big really and saves me trekking all the way down to cambridge when i want my apple fix.

    funny video about the norwich opening too

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SDPB_1d_L0

    expect all the dancing and high fiving when the cardiff store opens, personnally that stuff is great for americans but probably doesnt suit britain that much, where just too damn miserable lol.
     
  9. steveo

    Soldato

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    Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

    we could do with an apple store further north like leeds or york nearest one for me is sheffield :( and thats a 2 hour drive
     
  10. hendrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,889

    Location: Grenoble, France

    After the high five opening thread, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that there's going to be one opening in Newcastle. I can't for the life of me remember where I read it though...
     
  11. EVH

    Don

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    Posts: 27,805

    Location: Wales

    These are the new stores, that are taking on staff.

    Might answer your question :)
     
  12. Hatter The Mad

    Sgarrista

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    Location: UK

    I don't understand the excitement
     
  13. Westyfield2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

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    Location: Bath

    Intersting that they don't mention the Bath store on that list...

    I can't remember the dates but a few months ago they weren't coming, then Sep 16th they were likely coming and was confirmed a couple of weeks after in the local rag.... but the centre opens in 14 days and it's not on the Apple website. :confused:
     
  14. Talbs13

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    Joined: 17 Sep 2005

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    Location: Everywhere

    BRISTOL CRIBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY MOLY GUNAREA!

    /end.

    My poor Credit Card will take a BASHING.
     
  15. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

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    Location: Wales

    :confused:

    Previous nearest official Apple store was in London. Some 3hrs by car, 4 by train.
     
  16. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

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    Location: Norwich

    that newcastle store is probably gonna be quite big in eldon square they are probably gonna go into the re-developed green market bit when thats been finished.
     
  17. Hatter The Mad

    Sgarrista

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    And I still don't understand the excitement. Surely you have stores that sell Apple products? *** Far too many competitor mentions ***
     
  18. BluZiff

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,257

    Location: Reading

    Having one at driving distance is awesome if you encounter problems.

    As well as being able to get proper discounted prices as a student and being able to guarantee you can see the whole of the latest product range.

    Oh and having staff that know the products.
     
  19. Bes

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    Wehey, a second store for Bristol on the cards :)

    Proof once again that Bristol is twice as good as Cardiff ;)
     
  20. BluZiff

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Apr 2008

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    Location: Reading

    huh 2 stores in bristol? Why would they do that? and where did you read that?