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  • Apple Aware That Its Retail Experience 'Stinks'


    For those with an aversion to high priced technology, a visit to the Apple store always stinks. But in some instances, regardless of the price tags on display, a visit to the Apple store still stinks.

    As it turns out, body odor has become a real nuisance for Apple. And the company has begun to sweat the issue - pun fully intended.

    "You would think if the presence of what even Santa Monica Apple Store employees I spoke with define as B.O. has been a recurring problem elsewhere, management in charge of retail operations would have taken steps to safeguard future stores, particularly the brand's most important ones," TheStreet reports. "If you can hardly smell cigarette smoke in the best Vegas casinos, you shouldn't be able to whiff stale sweat inside one of the world's premier retail outlets."

    Across the U.S. there have been ample reports in recent years - not just weeks or months, but years - that stenches are surprisingly common at these extremely lucrative retail stores. The culprit? We are told that inadequate ventilation and high walls in small areas with lots of sweaty people milling around.

    So what is Apple doing about it? For now, that much isn't clear. But Apple and its retail team are certainly aware of the problem. And they are likely sniffing around for a solution as we speak.

    Source: The Street
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Aware That Its Retail Experience 'Stinks' started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      crank up the AC fans to 11!
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Create an iShower at stores for customers to wash up in prior to entry. Maybe there should be an app to verify you showered today. Seriously though, who are these smelly people in these stores?
    1. bozN's Avatar
      bozN -
      Totally does. Made appt to get an iMac showed up w/cash. Took 45 min to get someone to take our money. Nobody ever called our name. We even checked in.
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Nerds stink! it's a fact sorry and most people who work at apple stores are nerds. They spend all of their time playing that there video games and that world of Warcraft. IT MAKES ME SICK!!!
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      You've managed to make this article even worse than the original. From the change in title to the quotes picking, this is a disgrace to modmyi.
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by perealb View Post
      you've managed to make this article even worse than the original. From the change in title to the quotes picking, this is a disgrace to modmyi.
      looooooool muahhahahhaah
    1. twigwonderkid's Avatar
      twigwonderkid -
      Come to Belfast store. It's freezing, in this country, we declare a heat wave if over 70 degrees . Which is about 2 days a year. No chance if sweating .
      I dream of sweating
    1. Krississ's Avatar
      Krississ -
      Itz only smellz
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Is this the only "we are working" Apple Store pick around? Its always used hahaha! Now we think they all stink hahahaha!
    1. Satone's Avatar
      Satone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      Nerds stink! it's a fact sorry and most people who work at apple stores are nerds. They spend all of their time playing that there video games and that world of Warcraft. IT MAKES ME SICK!!!
      That by far is one of the most retarded statements I have ever heard. People who slam MMO players are typically sports fanatics. Ill never understand why people get so obsessed about people who toss, throw, kick, etc a ball around and make millions doing so. Everyone has something they are into! Doesnt make yours, mine, theirs worse than anyone elses
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Satone View Post
      That by far is one of the most retarded statements I have ever heard. People who slam MMO players are typically sports fanatics. Ill never understand why people get so obsessed about people who toss, throw, kick, etc a ball around and make millions doing so. Everyone has something they are into! Doesnt make yours, mine, theirs worse than anyone elses
      If you read that and actually think I'm serious then YOU stink!!!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      crank up the AC fans to 11!
      Why not just make 10 cooler?
    1. Cswee7311's Avatar
      Cswee7311 -
      I was just at the Santa Monica store. I had my iPhone 4S glass replaced.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      Nerds stink! it's a fact sorry and most people who work at apple stores are nerds. They spend all of their time playing that there video games and that world of Warcraft. IT MAKES ME SICK!!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Satone View Post
      That by far is one of the most retarded statements I have ever heard. People who slam MMO players are typically sports fanatics. Ill never understand why people get so obsessed about people who toss, throw, kick, etc a ball around and make millions doing so. Everyone has something they are into! Doesnt make yours, mine, theirs worse than anyone elses
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      If you read that and actually think I'm serious then YOU stink!!!
      lmao
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by perealb View Post
      this is a disgrace to modmyi.
      MMYI passed the disgrace level long ago.
    1. Alluziion's Avatar
      Alluziion -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Why not just make 10 cooler?
      By putting an Apple logo on it

      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      If you read that and actually think I'm serious then YOU stink!!!
      Whether you're serious or not, I've witnessed preschoolers demonstrate a greater level of maturity. Also, I rarely see nerds working at Apple stores, the majority of "nerds" dislike Apple - try hipsters instead.
    1. barondebxl's Avatar
      barondebxl -
      I gotta say that its a mess going to an apple store. Ppl are all over the place, sometimes you dont get help when you need it. Do a better job apple.
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alluziion View Post
      By putting an Apple logo on it



      Whether you're serious or not, I've witnessed preschoolers demonstrate a greater level of maturity. Also, I rarely see nerds working at Apple stores, the majority of "nerds" dislike Apple - try hipsters instead.
      Lol thanks
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by twigwonderkid View Post
      Come to Belfast store. It's freezing, in this country, we declare a heat wave if over 70 degrees . Which is about 2 days a year. No chance if sweating .
      I dream of sweating
      LMAO!!!!!! This cracked me up!! Lol
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      I cant stand apple stores and avoid them at all costs, but I had to go get a replacement phone for my girl that dropped her phone. Getting something done that's important to me is almost impossible to do promptly. I went down there and kept begging for help and they told me no one could help me because I didn't make an appointment ( because there were none available anywhere in 30 miles ) they even confirmed this . They said I can wait an HOUR and see if something opens up. I had to speak to 3 people just to allow them to bless me with that customer service. Everyone there had a smug attitude like I was being ridiculous to think I could walk in for a device swap. I asked to speak to a manager and they would not allow me to either. Two of the employees even saw my work uniform and since I work for Mercedes (customer service job) they expected me to sympathize/understand with them on why they could not help me, but could you imagine if a Mercedes customer had shown up with an incapacitated vehicle that it would be ok for me to tell them I cant help them? LOL yea right they would rip us apart. They would be in a free loaner vehicle and on their way and treated respectfully like any other customer paying good money for high end property. SO I waited the hour and was still given the run around again and I finally got someone helping me who was actually really polite, but he tried to charge me $100 for the device swap even though I had apple care which should only be $50 bucks. I even showed him on his own computer on their website that my phone had applecare. The dude actually told me to go to ATT and ask them about why I don't have it because it didn't show in their computer. At that point I really got heated demanded a manager and told them I bought apple care from them not att and someone who knows what they are doing needs to help me now and finally about 20 mins later they figured it out and got me the phone at the right price. There was a lot of other comments and things I left out to summarize this story sorry for the long read, but I felt like ranting. I emailed apple and the store manager called and apologized that their staff would allow me to talk to her. I also told them they need to save slots or escalate people with a non-working device over people looking to learn how to use their e-mail or browse the internet which may be selfish, but seriously most of the people at the apple store don't even need to be there which is why I hate going because it's full of people trying to learn how to use their phones taking up everyone's time.