Nov 21st, 2006

Online petition: Steve, please do something!

To: Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple

Dear Steve,

The time has come that we, the Apple-Mac users in Greece, call upon your help and ask for Apple’s attention.

In an attempt to stimulate the interest of those responsible for the ongoing, unacceptable situation in Greece in regard to Apple products and service, the “” has been created by Greek Mac users.
We, the clients and end consumers of apple products, have long been left out of every new Apple development taking place in the rest of the EU. The service and support provided by several companies in our country do not follow even the basic standards set by Apple companies worldwide.
It is extremely important for one to realize that the percentage of the Mac platform in Greece today is much higher than that presented by the incomplete Greek IMC statistics which left out details of other Mac independent importers, sales from Europe, USA, etc. Despite the bad service and lack of support in our country, we still have a surprising high - and growing! - number of Mac users.
We are faced with closed doors at the local IMC, however with the immense effort of Mac users across the country, local Mac communities have been set up to provide support and to promote Apple products within our country.
We stand united in our quest for a competitive Apple products market, as well as real help, support and service for these products, set at the same high standards as the rest of the EU.

Mac users in Greece have come together to sign this petition and call for Apple Inc. and your help to set up Apple Greece, or even better “Apple Hellas”.

Steve, please do something!

We thank you for your time and eagerly anticipate your reply.
The Greek Mac users and friends.

The Undersigned

All the above text is our online petition “Steve, please do something!”. The petition was uploaded on 27th of October, 2006 and it is still accessible here; no reply from Apple Inc. until now.



Rainbow makes more damage than good for Apple Computers.

Please consider making Apple Greece seriously.

All designers want apple Greece.

Its about time a serious effort is made.

Please treat your customers equally. All customers are important after all !!!!!!!

As far as I can remember myself as a child I always had someone (a friend, mentor etc) to tell me that Macintosh is the perfect choice if you want a powerful and reliable computer. Almost all my friend had one or wanted to obtain one.

The only thing they were afraid was the unprofessional IMC in Greece. No expertise or knowledge they were saying and I came to realize it when I finally worked in the IT industry and had to meet people working for Rainbow.

Also when I was a student in the UK I wanted to obtain a laptop. Although a Powerbook was the perfect solution for me (creating Java application and Websites) I wasn’t able to purchase it. The only reason for that is that when I was going to come back in Greece Rainbow wouldn’t support it because it would have been purchased outside Greece!!!!

For God’s sake doesn’t Apple want to increase it’s market share in Greece??
More Greek Apple customers mean more Revenue for Apple meaning more profit for Apple.

Just think of it….

It’s about time to make apple Greece, if you want to buy today an apple product you will have to wait a month at least!!!!! no support of iphoto products etc etc that’s why everyone is using stupid pc’s they have no option at all.

Steve, please do something!

Please do something!!

It’s unbelievable how much effort one must put even to order one apple computer! It’s just ridiculous! Signing petitions for logging in @ No stock of apple computers in greece? 3 weeks to deliver a notebook?

We want apple greece!

Dear Greek Mac users,

It’s more than obvious that Apple and Mr Jobs don’t give a dam about Greece because the dont thing it’s worth it. Let’s face it. Greece is a very small and insignificant market for their company. It’s not Rainbow’s fault. Since a multinational computer giant like Apple doesn’t care at all about small countries like Greece and hasn’t done anything to promote its products here for the past 25 years, i would really be the last person on earth to… beg a businessman to sell his products to me. I find it rather insulting for me as a person. They don’t care about me, so i don’t care about them. I can live without ipod (there are so many better mp3 players out there), and I certainly can live without macintosh (and i’m not a windows fan, it’s just that linux is the future). I’ve been using computers since the first IBM XT and i’ve used all products of apple because of my work. To hell with them. If they don’t want to support my country and its customers i will never ask for their products. Because i’m sure that they could change it all very easily. They just don’t care. Maybe they can’t find Greece in the world map.
First of all i’m a Greek citizen and secondly i am a customer. And i think that their behaviour -both Apple’s and Rainbow’s- is insulting. So please, your petition is very nice but since when does the buyer have to plead the merchant. They should appeal to us. Not us begging them. I think the whole matter is as simple as that.
Thank you.


Apple is not interested in the Greek market and Rainbow leaves its customers neglected. Because of that I have seen a lot of people buying a nice PC from their local custom made PC store - many of them by the way provide excellent support and give full warranty -. They then downloaded a copy of OSX for PCs. That way they got full warranty for the hardware plus hardware tech support, they are not rainbow-dependent anymore and since then they do their job just fine. I wanted to buy a Mac Pro myself but I didn’t, although I could afford it. Eventually one day I will. I’m not spending my money on products of companies that do not respect me as a customer.

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