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A survey compared sales at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in the Mall of America

FORTUNE -- On Saturday we posted side-by-side videos showing Black Friday shopping activity at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in Lone Tree, Colo. The videos left the impression that there was a lot less shopping going in the Microsoft Store.

Thanks to Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray, we can support that impression with some hard numbers.

Source.


Remember this thread ?

In that thread I said we should wait for numbers. Now we're starting to have some numbers.
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/27/12 at 11:35am
 
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So the Surface doesn't take down the king? Big surprise there.

Seriously, did anyone think that Microsoft's first serious foray into the tablet market was going to kill Apple's iPad? That's not how it works folks. You have to build to that #1 spot.
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Numbers are cool and all but that is only in one part of the world. Just because it outsold in one mall doesn't mean it is the same everywhere. I dont know much about the mall but for all I know the Microsoft store is brand new. Truthfully I didn't even know a Microsoft store existed.

I could care less either way. I prefer not to shop apple but they do have a nice easy tablet so I got an iPad. I would like there to be better competition but I'm still only going to buy an apple tablet. Anything else and I'll go elsewhere smile.gif
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Numbers are cool and all but that is only in one part of the world. Just because it outsold in one mall doesn't mean it is the same everywhere. I dont know much about the mall but for all I know the Microsoft store is brand new. Truthfully I didn't even know a Microsoft store existed.
I could care less either way. I prefer not to shop apple but they do have a nice easy tablet so I got an iPad. I would like there to be better competition but I'm still only going to buy an apple tablet. Anything else and I'll go elsewhere smile.gif

Same here. I did not know about MS Stores. One reason Apple sell its because of their stores.
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Same here. I did not know about MS Stores. One reason Apple sell its because of their stores.

Well, in this case, according to the article, the Microsoft store is right across the hall from the Apple store:
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This year he (or his staff) also spent two hours monitoring the Microsoft Store directly across the hall.
 
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Interesting, but ultimately the sample size is way, way too small to draw any conclusions.
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one store in one city in one county in one state in one country in one continent in one hemisphere, is not an acceptable sample size. biggrin.gif
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You're telling me that a company with stable fan base is selling more than a company that is trying to sell a new product?! That is unheard of!
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Interesting, but ultimately the sample size is way, way too small to draw any conclusions.

Yes, and it's still early, numbers from the whole holiday season will be a lot more interesting. But it's interesting to start seeing numbers.

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one store in one city in one county in one state in one country in one continent in one hemisphere, is not an acceptable sample size. biggrin.gif

Nobody said it was. Your phrasing reminds me of when you use zoom out on Google Earth. biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Apple owns the portable market, it's just how it is. Just like Nintendo pretty much owns the potable gaming market.
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