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December 3, 2013
We watched with great amusement as an internet retailer revealed its plans to deliver items via drone at some point in the future, and it got us thinking. Well, we are always thinking, but rarely about drones. Actually, we are not sure we have ever really thought about drones. But there they are, on television and all over the blogs, so really, we just can’t help but think about them today.
Anyway, just for a dose of reality (and for our own amusement), please allow us to point out the very minor differences between a drone delivery, and a PeachMac delivery/pickup.
drone: 5-15 years from now.
PeachMac: 10 am to 9 pm every day.
drone: within 5-10 miles, maybe, of a huge warehouse. There are a few of these in the US.
PeachMac: right in your neighborhood and we are not a moving target. At least not yet… Hello, 60 Minutes? Have we got a story for you!
drone: no delivery available if it’s raining, overcast, snowing, or windy.
PeachMac: none. ever.
drone: 5 pounds (maybe they take larger items apart and send several drones. A drone army? Do the drones reassemble the pieces?)
PeachMac: no limit and we will gladly help you to your car with whatever you like
drone: that box looks awfully small. If you like really small things, drones might be the way to go.
PeachMac: small, medium, large, extra-large? We don’t care. Whatever size you like.
drone: too many to count. They haven’t even begun to write the book on this.
PeachMac: none that we are aware of, but we have not read all of the FAA regulations so we could be missing something.
Quality of Delivery:
drone: drops your little box and leaves. Hopefully. Unless it runs out of gas. Or battery. Or it gets windy. Or it lands on your roof.
PeachMac: an actual human will thank you for your business, hand you your items, and offer to assist you to your car. Unless it’s windy (just kidding).
drone: do you want this thing, with cameras on it, flying around your house unexpectedly? Um, not us.
PeachMac: we try really, really hard not to be creepy at all. Although we have been known to allow a certain amount of creepiness on Halloween.
Potential for Violence:
drone: what happens if the drone spots a drone from a competitor on its way to make a delivery? Does it fire a missile and take it out?
PeachMac: we possess no drones, or missiles. We promise.
Okay, so it’s safe to say that this drone thing needs a bit of work. In the meantime, we promise to be here every day ensuring you instant access to some really great products. And a smile. Can drones smile? Don’t think so…
November 20, 2013
All PeachMac stores will be opening early this Black Friday (November 29, 2013) for all your holiday shopping needs! Come on in for incredible deals on all your favorite Apple products and accessories at our PeachMac Friday Feast (click for details!).
- Athens, Charlottesville, East Cobb, Forsyth, Montgomery, Norcross, Peachtree City, West Cobb – 6 am to 9 pm
- Clearwater, Tampa – 12 am to 2 am, 6am to 9 pm
- Macon – 6 am to 10 pm
Additionally, we’ll be open extra hours all through the holidays. Take a look at the holiday schedule for your local PeachMac:
October 25, 2013
We are so excited about the launch of the iPad Air that we just have to open our doors early on launch day, Friday, November 1! Come feel how light it really is and experience the speed of the A7 processor. Hold an iPad Air in your hands this Friday as early as 8am at your local PeachMac. See the exact store hours for each of our stores below on launch day:
Athens: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Macon: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Peachtree City: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | West Cobb: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
East Cobb: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Norcross: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Forsyth Co.: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Montgomery: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tampa: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Clearwater: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Use main mall entrance by Restaurant Row between Macy’s and Sears) | Charlottesville: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
What’s so cool about the iPad Air? The iPad Air has a completely new form factor than the previous generation iPad. It now has a much thinner bezel (similar to that of the iPad mini), and weighs only one pound. It’s almost ¾ of an inch less wide left to right than the 4th generation iPad and 0.33 pounds lighter. When you compare the thickness of the iPad Air to the 4th generation iPad, you’ll notice that it’s 0.08-inch thinner. It doesn’t sound like much, but we predict that you’ll really be able to feel the difference in your hands.
It’s also got speed. The iPad Air is equipped with the Apple A7 64-bit architecture meaning it’ll put the iPad 4th gen to shame with up to two times faster CPU and graphics performance. Does this make you worry about your battery life? Well, it shouldn’t. You’ll still get up to 10 hours on one charge.
Have you ever had a challenge connecting to WiFi with your iPad? The iPad Air will get you connected more seamlessly than ever before with two antennas instead of one and the use of MIMO technology.
Also important to note is that any new iPad will come equipped with iOS 7 and the ability to get free iWork and iLife apps. With access to the world, your life, and over 375,000 apps from the App Store, the iPad Air makes the perfect companion.
Join us Friday, November 1 for the launch of the iPad Air. Doors open at 8 a.m.
- 9.7-inch Retina display
- A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
- Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO support
- Up to 10 hours of battery life²
- 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
- FaceTime HD camera
- iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps included
- Over 475,000 apps on the App Store³
- iOS 7 and iCloud
- Cellular data service on Wi-Fi + Cellular models (sold separately)
- Available in space gray or silver
iPad Air with Wi-Fi
16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB
$499 $599 $699 $799
iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular
16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB
$629 $729 $829 $929
1 Compared with iPad (4th generation).
2 Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
3 Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
May 23, 2013
Kick off your summer with our Memorial Day Event where you can save big on the products you love. Take advantage of these killer deals below this Friday, May 24 thru Monday, May 27 only. Click here for our Memorial Day weekend hours.
$100 Gift Card with Mac purchase
Receive a $100 PeachMac gift card when you purchase a Mac this weekend.* Use towards other cool accessories, AppleCare, or PeachPlus!
10% off any Bluetooth speaker
Nothing is better than wading in the pool or chilling on the dock with some sweet tunes playing in the air. This weekend only, snag any of our Bluetooth speakers at 10% off.**
20% off any iPhone case
Need to beef up the protection of your iPhone? We have a huge selection of iPhone cases ranging from the super sleek to the ultra tough from brands such as LifeProof, Otterbox, Incipio and more.**
We also offer 12 months interest-free financing*** to help you get the Mac or iPad of your dreams. See store for details.
*Mac mini not eligible. Cannot be combined with any other offer including education discount. $100 gift card cannot be used towards original Mac purchased. One per person. While supplies last. Offer ends 05/27/2013. See store for details.
*While supplies last. Offer ends 05/27/2013. See store for details.
***For those who qualify. Eligible on purchases of $300 or more. See store for details.
April 10, 2013
We’re new to the neighborhood, and we come bearing gifts! We’ll open our new store in Charlottesville, VA with a Grand Opening Bash on April 26, 2013 from 6pm-9pm. The store will be located in Barracks Road Shopping Center, less than a mile from the University of Virginia campus.
At the Grand Opening Bash, PeachMac will give away a MacBook Pro, two iPod touches, and five Apple TVs. Hundreds of other prizes will also be given away including over a hundred $20 PeachMac gift cards, headphones, chargers, bags and more. The first 200 guests will receive a free t-shirt as well.
To register to win prizes at the grand opening and for more details, visit www.peachmac.com/grandopening. You can also register via text by sending PEACHMAC followed by your email to 70123.* Upon registering, you will receive an entry code to bring with you to the Grand Opening Bash any time between 6pm and 9pm on April 26. You must be present to win. Only one entry per person.
As a Premier Apple Specialist, PeachMac offers the complete line of Mac computers, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, software, supporting hardware, and accessories for all of your Apple devices. In addition, PeachMac carries other great brands such as Otterbox, LifeProof, Griffin, LaCie, Belkin, Incase, and more.
PeachMac is also an Apple Authorized Service Provider offering service and repair for all of your Apple devices including Mac, iPad, iPod and iPhone. All service is completed by Apple Certified Technicians, and there is no appointment necessary.
PeachMac also provides many other services including Apple business solutions, a competitive trade in program, and many training opportunities such as free workshops, PeachPlus memberships, and one-on-one training.
PeachMac founders, Darryl Peck and Anne Lyndon Peck (an alumni of the University of Virginia), have been involved in the Apple/Macintosh market for twenty-five years, and their businesses have won numerous awards for service excellence. Their last retail venture was Outpost.com, the Internet’s first retail establishment, and for many years, the largest online retailer of Apple, Inc. products worldwide.
PeachMac has become one of the country’s largest independent Apple dealers in just over five years. The company’s headquarters are in Athens, GA at 1850 Epps Bridge Parkway. Visit www.peachmac.com for more information on hours, services, and the company.
*Only one registration per person. You must be present to win. Up to 4 messages/mo. Text HELP to 70123 for help. Text STOP to 70123 to cancel. Message and Data rates may apply. Visit peachmac.com/grandopening for Terms & Conditions.
November 20, 2012
We have some spectacular deals coming up this Black Friday for our PeachMac Friday Feast! We will also be starting a 12 months interest-free program available 11/23/12-12/24/12. Click here to apply.
See what our stores will have to offer when they open at 6am sharp Friday morning:
11″ MacBook Air
(11-inch, 4GB RAM, 128GB flash storage, model# MC969LL/A)
Free Canon Printer with any Mac purchase**
(Canon MG5320 Wireless Printer/Copier/Scanner)
$40 PeachMac Gift Card with iPad purchase***
(3rd generation | Retina display | 16GB Wi-fi)
Apple Smart Cover
Griffin HELO Helicopter
Skullcandy Lowrider Headphones
Skullcandy Ink’d Headphones
Timbuk2 Quickie Bag
Agent 18 iPhone 5 case
16GB iPod touch
OGIO Prequel Backpack
*All offers available while supplies last. Quantities limited. Discounts available Friday, November 23 only. All offers limit one per customer. Not responsible for typographical errors. See store for additional details. **Offer not valid on $799 MacBook Air deal. Not eligible on Macs purchased with education discounts. ***Eligible only on purchase of full size iPad. Not available with the purchase of an iPad mini or the $399 iPad 3rd Gen offer.
November 19, 2012
All PeachMac stores will open at 6 am Friday.
We have watched in horror as more and more national retailers insist on turning Black Friday into a Thanksgiving sales event. We, like many other retailers, are closed only three days a year and Thanksgiving happens to be one of them. We truly believe that our employees should be able to spend the holiday with their families and not have to interrupt that holiday in order to come to work. Yes, they will have to get up very early on Friday morning, but still, it’s Friday, not Thursday.
We have no idea where this trend will end. It seems that each year some retailers open earlier and earlier in order to beat the competition. We assume that by next year some stores will be opening at noon on Thursday.
PeachMac has decided to stay out of this insanity and will open all of its stores at 6 am Friday. Despite the fact that two of the centers in which we have stores will be open for shopping at midnight, we will choose to wait until our 6 am opening time.
For those of you who like shopping at midnight on Thanksgiving, I am sorry we will not be there to serve you. However, we do have some spectacular deals starting at 6 am and we hope that you are able to join us then.
October 29, 2012
We have two Grand Opening Events happening a week apart, and we’d love to have you join us! PeachMac Tampa will be opening Saturday, Nov. 10 at Westfield Citrus Park, and PeachMac Clearwater will be opening Saturday, Nov. 17 at Westfield Countryside.
At each grand opening, we’ll be giving away over 150 prizes including Apple TV (5 to be given away!), iPod touch (2 to be given away!), and a beautiful MacBook Pro! We’ll also be giving away over 100 PeachMac Gift Cards ($20 value each!), and tons of other amazing prizes from brands such as Skullcandy, Incipio and Incase. Why should you be first in line? We’re giving out free t-shirts to the first 200 guests!
Register online to receive your entry code: www.peachmac.com/grandopening
The event and special prize giveaways are from 10am-1pm. Just bring your code to enter into one of our beautiful Mac computers to see if you’ve won! Stores will be open until 9pm. Remember! You must be present to win.
October 17, 2012
The winter holidays are upon us again, and for PeachMac’s training staff that means one thing – holiday workshops! Apple has an incredible system in place that allows you to make fantastic, personalized keepsakes for your friends and family. You can make books, cards, and even calendars out of your photos! Year after year they update their offerings, adding things like extra themes, or their wonderful letterpress style cards. Join us this season, where we’ll be taking a look at creating beautiful books and calendars in iPhoto, and the updated Cards app for iOS!
These workshops will be held every Wednesday starting in November from 5pm -6pm. To register for your free workshop, click HERE.
September 29, 2012
We are proud to announce our ninth store is opening Saturday, October
13th at The Shoppes at EastChase, Montgomery, AL. Help us celebrate by attending our Grand Opening Bash from 10am-1pm. We’ll be giving away more than 200 prizes including PeachMac schwag, over a hundred $20 PeachMac Gift Cards, and loads of other cool gear from brands such as Skullcandy, Incipio, Incase and more. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the five Apple TVs, $500 PeachMac Gift Card, and MacBook Air!
Enter to win by visiting www.peachmac.com/grandopening and following the instructions. Please note that you must be present at the Grand Opening to win. Prizes will be given away from 10am-1pm. For the address and other location information, click here.