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Apple’s original reseller is shutting down

Mar 20 2014, 1:18pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple’s original reseller is shutting down
credit: FirstTech

FirstTech which is Apple’s first ever reseller is going to shut down at the end of March.

The most primary reseller of Apple products known as Team Electronics is planning on shutting down. Those Apple enthusiasts who have been purchasing products since 1977 would remember this company, which is now known as FirstTech. The company’s retailer has proclaimed that at the end of this month the company will shut down and in the process lay off 75 employees.

The company discovered Apple at the West Coast Computer Faire in 1977 and was impressed by the Apple II before it was produced completely. The future Apple CEO, Mike Markkula took a plane to Minnesota, taking the fifth production model of the Apple II and signed up a contract with Team Electronics.

Throughout the highs and lows of Apple, FirstTech remained loyal to selling Apple products in the following 37 years. However failure to live up to the competitive spirit honed by other dealers and Apple’s stores, the company seemed to have gone through a loss. Despite this, being the first ever retailer for Apple, FirstTech was able to keep many of Apple’s original and unique products.

Source: Engadget

 

 

 

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