“Kevin Anderson has a unique perspective on the computer industry, and the economy, as the president and CEO of Computer Stores Northwest. Based in Lake Oswego, Ore., it’s the parent company for The Mac Store chain (not to be confused with the official Apple Stores). The independent Apple reseller has locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, including three in the Seattle region,” Todd Bishop reports for TechFlash.
“We gave Anderson a call this week to get his take on holiday computer sales in the midst of the turbulent economy, and the Mac market since the introduction of the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system,” Bishop reports. “We also asked him questions about the iPhone, Microsoft Office for Mac, and Microsoft’s retail stores.”
Here are a few excerpts that caught our attention:
Q: We’re now a year into the economic downturn. How are you doing in terms of Mac sales?
A: We’ve fared very well. We’re up from last year overall. We had a very good Thanksgiving sales weekend, and we’re actually looking forward to a pretty busy Christmas…
Q: You’re not selling $250 netbooks.
A: Right. Thank goodness.
Q: You sell iPods but you obviously don’t sell iPhones.
A: Eventually, we will (sell iPhones). They are working on programs to allow independent resellers such as ourselves the ability to sell it…
There’s much, much more in the full Q&A – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]