Sometimes, girlfriends drag their doting but unwilling boyfriends to department stores. It’s a fact of life. What could make this situation better? An iPad probably.
Call it strategic marketing, but at least one Macy’s men’s department has recently added vending machines stuffed with alluring gadgets, such as cameras, GPS devices, headphones and yes, even iPads. This is something we’ve only recently started seeing in airports. It’s at least a bit surprising to see in a Macy’s, if only because there are many electronic stores steps away. After all, it is a mall. Ben Popken, a writer for the Consumerist, came across one recently. Surprised, he wrote, “I kind of hate it, and I kind of love it.”
The writer actually had to make two trips to the mall that day: once to drop off his laptop for repair at the Apple Store, again to pick it up. The experience was frustrating: finding parking twice, walking the many steps to get there. “Why does it take so long to get from one part to the other? Why do I feel like I’m moving so slowly?,” he pondered. He concludes this chapter with some deep reflection.
Now you have the best sign we’ve entered a new age, the future: Vending machines take hundred dollar bills and most major credit cards.