I have been noticing lately that all of the traffic at the Apple store in my area is pushed to the back of the building, where the genius bar and workshop areas are. I was there on a Friday evening last week for about a half hour and did not observe a single sale, except for the dumb accessory I bought!
What I am wondering is if a bunch of my fellow Apple investors would like to get together an organized way of visiting the Apple stores in our areas and then reporting the results that we find. We could start a new thread each week and report our observations.
I spent quite a bit of time in the apple stores during Christmas and could clearly see that the only things they were selling much of were iPhones and the iPad Mini. The iPad Retina table was completely dead. This was certainly evident in their earnings reports.
Maybe it's just a dumb idea but if enough people from various areas participated, we might have a good bead on traffic and Apple's expected performance.