BitznBytes owner Bob Molway has certainly been witness to the boom.Molway, who has worked at the Concord Apple specialty shop for 25 years, said this has been one of the best.
"I've switched more people from PCs to Macs this year than in the 25-year-history of the company," he
said."What they do is make something that consumers don't just need, but really want when they see it because it looks so good." Molway
bought Apple stock in 1997, when he
got news that company founder Steven Jobs, who had left Apple, was taking the helm again.He
bought at $24 a share and held on, even as Apple
started picking up with the introduction of its first iMac (the round computers with the funky colors).
But two years ago, Molway
needed cash to open a second store and sold."I wish to heck I hadn't, because I had quite a bit of it too,"he
said.Although it opened, Molway's second store never got off the ground because of contracting problems.As for the stock, Molway
said: "I made some money, but not what I would have made."