Big Apple sales persist in new year

While sales for gadgets such as cameras and laptops have fallen, demand for iPads and Apple gadgets is booming for some Irish retailers.

6th January, 2013
Cian Donohoe, manager of the CompuB store in Blanchardstown: 'We've surpassed all our targets here'. Photo: Maura Hickey

While sales for gadgets such as cameras and laptops have fallen, demand for iPads and Apple gadgets is booming for some Irish retailers.

"Christmas fell very nicely for retailers like us," said Cian Donohoe, store manager for the Blanchardstown branch of CompuB, an Irish chain specialising in Apple computers and gadgets.

"We got a serious bounce thanks to the extra weekend. While the first week of December was slow, once the budget came and went,...

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