Apple Store Trafford Centre to hold grand opening celebration this Saturday, November 19

Apple has announced the grand opening celebration of the company’s fourth UK Apple Store will kick off this Saturday, November 19th. (Apple will also be opening three US stores this Saturday, see related article link below). The first 1100 people through the doors on Saturday November 19th will receive a free Apple T-shirt and visitors will be able to enter our Grand Opening Sweepstakes to win a Digital Lifestyle Collection valued at £1,855. The winner will receive a 20-inch iMac G5, a 4GB iPod nano, a Nikon Coolpix 5600 digital camera, a Canon MV800 camcorder and a HP PSC 1610 printer. In addition, throughout Grand Opening Month, Apple will host a variety of in-store presentations, demonstrations and workshops — all free of charge.

Apple Store Trafford Centre
146 Peel Avenue
Trafford Centre

More info, driving directions, Apple Store Trafford Centre’s calendar of events, and more here.

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Now why will Apple’s UK store give away 1,100 t-shirts, but the US stores only give away a 1,000?

Related article:
Apple to hold grand openings for three new Apple Retail Stores in Utah and California – November 15, 2005


  1. “Now why will Apple’s UK store give away 1,100 t-shirts, but the US stores only give away a 1,000?”

    “It’s the exchange rate.”

    No, no no, they wear a metric unit shirt in the UK. Thats’s why it adds up to more.

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  2. No – you’re all wrong.

    They just use a fixed amount of cloth for each launch.

    The amount of cloth needed for 1,000 shirts to fit Americans will make 1,100 shirts for Europeans ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. “The amount of cloth needed for 1,000 shirts to fit Americans will make 1,100 shirts for Europeans”

    Apparently not in Houston, Texas, fattest city per capita in the U.S.

    “Ugh. I can actually HEAR you getting fatter.”
    – David Spade in Tommy Boy

    MW: increase

  4. This sounds like great news at face value. However we have an Apple Reseller in Manchester. I used to work for ‘GBM Apple Centre Manchester’ for 6 years before moving to work for an Apple Centre here in Texas. GBM has a great retail store and this competition from Apple can only harm them. They spent a lot of money making a great looking and well stocked Apple Store. These guys were here before Apple graced us with a store in this area. I hope you guys will try them out. I no longer work for them but can vouch they are a great and professional company, they have been in Manchester for many many years. By all means go and visit the New Apple Centre, but don’t forget about this company. If you have never visited them, give them a try.
    Tell them an ex employee ‘Dave Andrews’, now in Texas, sent you. I sure miss those guys, it was a great team of people, all living and breathing the Apple dream. Nostalgic tears in my eyes, I’ll sign off!
    ya’ll give them a try now, ya here ! ! !

  5. Just got back from the Trafford Centre opening, I got there at 8:15 and there was only about 100 people in front of me in the queue. The opening was a lot of fun and I don’t think I’ve seen so many white earbuds in one place!


    For all of you that couldn’t make it or curious here are a number of photo’s that I took while I was there.

    And here are a couple of Video’s I did as well.

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