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Mac City

A new Mac store opened in Kuwait called Mac City. Someone told me its supposed to be the largest Mac store in the Middle East, if it is then thats very sad. I past by Mac City tonight expecting a "city" but all I found was a regular shop. I was expecting a large store with loads of Mac's on display and a comfortable atmosphere where I could go mingle with other Mac users. What I got was an average sized store, with only 4 different Macs on display and an atmosphere that wasn't comfortable at all. The store felt very sterile and unfriendly. It was obvious they wanted the store to look like an Apple store but they forgot one important thing, personality. When I walked into Mac City there were two employees, one was in his late 40's while the other was in his late 30's. They didn't seem friendly nor did they look cool. The shop was also very quiet, there wasn't any music playing or anything and every footstep me and Nat took could be heard. We didn't feel comfortable, we quickly walked around checking the prices of the various products and then we left. I wasn't impressed, I was disappointed and not just because of the terrible atmosphere but also because of the prices. Mac City is just like Mac & More, Virgin, IOC and Kamal Sultan... over priced. Mac City had nearly all the Griffin Technology mac accessories but ALL of them were more then double the price of what you can find online. The prices of the Apple hardware were also exactly like the other over priced Mac stores. 2GB nano is KD110, 4GB is KD130. 1GB shuffle is KD58 while 512MB is KD49. 14" iBook is KD578 while the iMac starts at KD574. There are a whole bunch of Mac stores in the market already, this store doesn't differ from them. So far the cheapest Mac store is zMacShop followed by Solize. The best atmosphere is also zMacShop and thats because the 2 guys who run it are young and friendly. Mac City is just one big disappointment. For those of you who want nano's, wait a few days and you should be able to get them from zMacShop for nearly KD50 cheaper.

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Uploaded on October 23, 2005