“Goldy and I have [arrived Thursday] at University Village to cover the grand opening of the 12th-ever Microsoft Store,” Paul Constant reports for The Stranger. “It’s super-easy to find the new Microsoft Store; it’s directly across the parking lot from the Apple Store.”

“And ‘grand’ this ‘opening’ sure [was]! Dozens of people ‘occupied’ University Village [Wed.] night, camping overnight for the privilege of being the first few customers in Microsoft’s new retail mecca (good thing nobody told the SPD, eh?),” Constant reports.

Constant reports, “Hundreds of people, from as far away as Ohio and Australia, lined up…”

Goldy interviews the many folks lined up outside the grand opening of the new University Village Microsoft Store in Seattle on Thursday, October 20th, to find out what they’re so eager to buy:

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Just once, we’d love to see Microsoft attempt to “grand open” one of their pretend Apple Stores without using free concert tickets for bait. Their shams, er.. stores would be as empty as they are for the rest of their existence.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Feral Mac” for the heads up.]

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