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  • MacMall Launching in Chicago This Weekend with Huge Giveaway Planned

    Although Apple's retail presence in the Chicagoland area is already well established, the Midwest will welcome a brand spankin' new MacMall this weekend in the Windy City.

    As MMi reported in December, MacMall - Apple's authorized reseller - continues to expand its retail footprint even as Apple's growing retail presence seems to remove the need for MacMall to do so. In late 2011, however, MacMall opened its third California based store. And this weekend, Chicago joins the MacMall family.

    "On Saturday, MacMall... will expand its retail footprint with the grand opening of its third California based store," writes Julie Wernau of the Chicago Tribune. Similar to the store's California outlets, the new Chi-Town MacMall will offer Mac and PC products, free seminars and on-site repair.

    But this weekend, it will also offer something more - much more.

    MacMall said the first 500 people to visit the store will be entered to win 20 gadgets, including the MacBook Air. Other drawings to be held throughout the day include a Wacom Intuos5 tablet, five apple TVs, two iPod touch players, three iPod nanos.
    All told, some $14,000 in merchandise will be given away.

    If you're unfamiliar, MacMall has been around since 1995 and remains a subsidiary of PC Mall, a publicly traded company that saw $1.5 billion in revenue in 2011, according to the Chicago Tribune's report.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MacMall Launching in Chicago This Weekend with Huge Giveaway Planned started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. kingmoe738's Avatar
      kingmoe738 -
      only if they open in texas
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Chicago doesn't need another Apple retailer. I live her and they are everywhere.
    1. killcity's Avatar
      killcity -
      Was already in there last week. Seemed ok. Decent prices on accessories...
    1. Cellular's Avatar
      Cellular -
      $14,000 in giveaways...that's like 12 MacBooks...
    1. Zach B.'s Avatar
      Zach B. -
      Where exactly is this Macmall? I live about 30 minutes away from the city.
    1. fro455's Avatar
      fro455 -
      alright! About time I get one around here.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Chicago doesn't need another Apple retailer. I live her and they are everywhere.
      Is it really a bad thing?!?
    1. bellbm's Avatar
      bellbm -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      Is it really a bad thing?!?
      Yes ,it is if you live in Illinois, like I do. MacMall was a great place to buy apple products and not pay 9.75% sales tax, and now since they have a retail location, they will charge me sales tax.
      So, I will buy with my Discover card for 5% cash back (From Apple). So MacMall will lose my business for a new ipad.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingmoe738 View Post
      only if they open in texas
      I thought the only thing in Texas were steers and --- just kidding -- couldn't resist!
    1. killcity's Avatar
      killcity -
      its on grand and orleans, diagonal from office depot