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New Microsoft kiosk at Ross Park Mall draws crowd

James Knox | Tribune-Review - The crowd grows shortly before the new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>The crowd grows shortly before the new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
James Knox | Tribune-Review - JJ Garcia of Ross Township (left) was the first customer as the new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township. She was there to get a deal on a tablet. The kiosk was selling the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for $99 and a Surface table for $199. She was served by from assitant store manger R.J. Spin (second from right) and employee Cody Baxter.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>JJ Garcia of Ross Township (left) was the first customer as the new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township. She was there to get a deal on a tablet. The kiosk was selling the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for $99 and a Surface table for $199. She was served by from  assitant store manger R.J. Spin (second from right) and employee Cody Baxter.
James Knox | Tribune-Review - Store manager Randall Scofield (second from right) leads his team in a cheer shortly before the new Microsoft Store kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>Store manager Randall Scofield (second from right) leads his team in a cheer shortly before the new Microsoft Store kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
James Knox | Tribune-Review - Wayne Huber wipes down a sign shortly before the MIcrosoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>Wayne Huber wipes down a sign shortly before the MIcrosoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
James Knox | Tribune-Review - A new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>A new Microsoft kiosk opened for business Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:24 p.m.
 

The opening of a new Microsoft kiosk drew about 100 people to Ross Park Mall early this morning, where they stood in line for special prices on tablets.

The kiosk, which will sell Microsoft tablets, Windows phones and a limited selection of computers, opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning in the center court of the mall in Ross Township.

Ross residents Charlie Dreisbach, 30, and his wife, JJ Garcia, 31, arrived at the mall parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and were first in line at the kiosk. Dresibach said they were planning to buy Surface tablets, which were on sale for $199.

Store manager Randall Scofield said more customers turned out than expected and that this is the only Microsoft store in Pittsburgh.

“We kind of want to be the face of Microsoft in the area,” said Scofield, noting that the advantage of the kiosk is that consumers are purchasing products from Microsoft and working with the technology company directly.

Scott Kerschbaumer arrived around 8:45 a.m. to purchase several Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets for his spa business, ESSpa Kosmetika Organic Skincare, which has locations in Fox Chapel, State College and Florida.

“For $99, I'll buy them all day long,” Kerschbaumer, 45, of Fox Chapel said. He said the tablets will be used for scheduling and accepting credit card payments.

The tablets will be on sale today, while supplies last.

Kelsey Shea is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6353 or kshea@tribweb.com.

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