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iPod Express checkout at Apple retail stores

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, December 9, 2005
News Categories: iPod

In an effort to streamline the busy holiday shopping season and handle more iPods sales, Apple retails stores have implemented a new iPod Express area and EasyPay checkout system. Located at the existing iPod display tables, the area is staffed with employees equipped with new hand-held POS (point of sale) devices. The system, which appears to be only for the holidays, is said to speed up checkout times dramatically for those looking to quickly buy an iPod and be on their way.

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1

I experienced this today when I bought my iPod. They e-mail you a receipt instead of printing one out. It was a bizarre feeling walking out of the store without a receipt, but if they’re cool with it then I guess I am too. smile

Posted by rob on December 9, 2005 at 2:48 PM (PDT)

2

I was at the downtown Portland, Oregon Apple store yesterday and noticed they had an area roped off with lots of ipods stacked in rows of shuffles, nanos and 5Gs on a table.  I wondered what that was all about.

There were two other areas of the store, behind the cash register and behind the ipod display, that were also stacked with ipods.  No shortage here—at least not yet.

Still no 5G cases, though.

Posted by Downing on December 9, 2005 at 4:35 PM (PDT)

3

heh, the funny thing is, those handheld point of sales stations use pocket pc :D

Posted by Kevin Chau on December 12, 2005 at 2:17 AM (PDT)

4

First I walked in looked around, and BAM ! Into the IPOD line I was driven and out the door. How cool was that. I have been an Ipod owner from the start of time, and every christmas I buy Ipods as gifts. No issues. Oh I did notice the pocket pc hand helds. Humm not very cool. However Apple stores are great.

Posted by AMG22 on December 12, 2005 at 6:10 AM (PDT)

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