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Since the arrival of an Apple store the good people of Tirana have an opportunity to buy over-priced, over-hyped electronic toys. I assume it is the real thing, even though no Apple website I have checked makes any mention of Apple in Albania.

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I guess there is no people waiting in line for the iphone at this apple store!
Anonymous said…
it doesn't look like an official store because they all have the same design everywhere and this is not it.

I have to agree with the over priced part.
James said…
Also I don't think that real Apple stores sell cigars...
Koli said…
I think that the prices are not so expensive comparing with europe. It is not any difference between prices in Italy and here.
I am happy, finally an apple store is present here.
our man said…
Koli - it's not that the stuff is overpriced in Albania, it's just that it is overpriced everywhere.
Ami said…
If the prices are overpriced everywhere than where is the problem? Everyone that have the money can buy it. It is just a choice! I think that is just a new product in Tirana and we have more possibilities to choose. I have to congratulate the person that has brought the Apple products in Tirana and I wish to him a lot of success.
Anonymous said…
Brava Ami, I agree with you...
Alex
our man said…
Hi Ami, as someone who doesn't buy apple stuff I have no problem with their prices. It was just an observation.
Ami said…
I think that was not just a simply observation but was more a negative one. But is true that we have the rights to see the things in diverse ways. :-)

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