I can now buy a Mac in Myrtle!

Well, its taken years, but it’s finally happened. I can actually walk into a store and buy a Mac in MYRTLE BEACH! I knew Best Buy was expanding their Apple mini-store program… It took me by surprise because I had no idea that a lower level market like Myrtle would be getting this so soon…

So, the story… Yesterday, I took the afternoon off. I ran down to the beach for a few errands and swung by Best Buy. Just inside the door, I was greeted by the most wonderful of signs. “Now Open” and the beautiful Apple logo!

I made a v-line for the back of the store and there it was – mecca – a mini-Apple Store in the Myrtle Beach Best Buy. Ok, so yeah, I’m a little carried away, but you have to realize that for years on years, the only way to get a Mac in Myrtle Beach was to order it online. Yes, there was THAT one Apple shop, but the word Shady doesn’t even begin to describe them. Last year, I stumbled upon a store in Garden City – “The Mac Guy”. He’s more of a business consultant Apple partner and specializes in music – Logic Pro and the like.

I’m thinking that I just might have to go and buy a shiny new one soon. I’m holding out for the inevitable refresh to come later this year. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a redesign of the MacBook Pro line, but how can you improve perfection?

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Philip is a IT solutions engineer working for AmWINS Group, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Charlotte, NC. With a focus on data center technologies, he has built a career helping his customers and his employers deploy better IT solutions to solve their problems. Philip holds certifications in VMware and Microsoft technologies and he is a technical jack of all trades that is passionate about IT infrastructure and all things Apple. He's a part-time blogger and author here at Techazine.com.

2 Responses to “I can now buy a Mac in Myrtle!”

  1. Mike #

    I share your excitement! I found the macs in Best Buy Myrtle Beach a few months ago (I usually check whenever I go in there) and was glad to see it. It reminds me of when Circuit City and Sears carried them at the turn of the century. Ha! Turn of the century.

    August 20, 2008 at 7:42 pm Reply
  2. I like what they did w/ the MacBook Pro Line. I have 2 Macs to go along w/ my 4 PCs @ home. I have one for my music and the other one’s for my husband since he prefers it over a PC for it’s ease and speed. I think that it’s brilliant that Myrtle Beach has it’s own mini-Mac store now. I always ordered mine online myself, but whenever I go to New York, I go to the Mac store. There’s a new one that opened last September in The Meat Packing District and I killed 2 hours there between talking to the workers and messing with the demos they had. As far as changes to the line itself, let me just say that in my mind, if they brought the memory capacity to 16GBs, coordinated w/ Intel to create a chip indigenous to MACs (no PC counterpart, that is), and working towards improving their back office presence, the world would be using a MAC in the business world, not just in the music industry (which I would prefer personally).

    December 11, 2008 at 5:17 pm Reply

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