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It seems the service at a fake Apple store in Chinais better than the service obtained from real Apple employees. A knock-off shop in Kumning has all the same décor, the same wooden tables and chairs with iPads on them for customers to try out.
The store is sectioned off with different Apple products just like the authentic retail store. Items are sitting out for display and even the same promotional posters are on the walls and windows. It isn’t known for sure whether the products were actual Apple products or if they, too, were knock offs.
The Fake Apple Employees are Good Reps
When asked, the employees all swore that they work for Apple. When people bring them their products for service, they send them to Apple and then return them to the customers, who think it was fixed right there in the store. There are iPhone 4 and MacBook Proposters all over the windows, too.
When asked if they carried web cams for MacBooks, the sales person replied no, but their store in Lujiazui might have some; the store in Lajiazui is a real Apple store that has no idea of the Kumning ‘branch’ that wears the big white apple logo out front.
When asked if they knew the store was a knock offstore, customers replied that they didn’t care. They’ve used the services of the real Apple stores and they don’t get near the good service that the knock off store gives them. Apple services take too long, as well; people get faster service from this fake store.
Funny. Hopefully Apple appreciates their pirates.