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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:28

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Some people collect coins, others collect stamps, and then there’s a set of individuals who line up super early for the latest iPhone every year. That’s normally a few days before Apple’s latest smartphone is due to go on sale, but this year it’s happening already. Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store....

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:36

Lemmings.



#3 Nick H.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:39

Lemmings.

I was going to say, "lemons" myself. I can sort of understand lining up for a device that is going to go on sale, but this is just silly of them. Don't they have jobs to go to?

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:41

I was going to say, "lemons" myself. I can sort of understand lining up for a device that is going to go on sale, but this is just silly of them. Don't they have jobs to go to?

 

Actually I think the guys in the blue t-shirts, if they're like those folks I've seen on other videos, are basically professional line-sitters. They get paid to do it for people who want the products first, and can afford to pay for a guy to sit in a queue for them for a week, and don't want to be queueing for a week themselves.

 

Insane I know but. Talk about the easiest money you'll ever make. 



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:42

Actually I think the guys in the blue t-shirts, if they're like those folks I've seen on other videos, are basically professional line-sitters. They get paid to do it for people who want the products first, and can afford to pay for a guy to sit in a queue for them for a week, and don't want to be queueing for a week themselves.

Where do I sign up? :p

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:45

Well the article does say you can make around 7 grand being one of the first to wait in line...



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:50

Actually I think the guys in the blue t-shirts, if they're like those folks I've seen on other videos, are basically professional line-sitters. They get paid to do it for people who want the products first, and can afford to pay for a guy to sit in a queue for them for a week, and don't want to be queueing for a week themselves.

 

Insane I know but. Talk about the easiest money you'll ever make. 

 

So, people are paying for others to stand in line for them and then still have to pay for the phone itself.  All that money just to be one of the first.  Ridiculous and just goes to show people do not know how to handle or spend their money.  Yes, it is their money to spend but still is silly.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:50

Actually I think the guys in the blue t-shirts, if they're like those folks I've seen on other videos, are basically professional line-sitters. They get paid to do it for people who want the products first, and can afford to pay for a guy to sit in a queue for them for a week, and don't want to be queueing for a week themselves.

 

Insane I know but. Talk about the easiest money you'll ever make. 

 

I can't imagine that it's a terribly pleasant experience though, standing in line for a week, unless there are also subs for bathroom breaks and people who bring them meals... :/

 

But exactly as you say, insane. :p



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:54

So, people are paying for others to stand in line for them and then still have to pay for the phone itself.  All that money just to be one of the first.  Ridiculous and just goes to show people do not know how to handle or spend their money.  Yes, it is their money to spend but still is silly.

 

Indeed - but as the saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted" :)

 

They sure will be disappointed if they find that the iPhone 6 doesn't ship for another month though ;) 



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 19:10

Well the article does say you can make around 7 grand being one of the first to wait in line...


If you just order one online it arrives at your door the day of its release.

I don't understand some people.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:06

Must be British, we love a queue



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:26

It's just sad or that is the best party in town.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:03

Don't you just love consumerism?



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:10

I wouldn't know what to do with an iPhone 6 if they gave me one. :laugh:



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:41

I just don't get it. Apple execs must chuckle at how they've managed to accomplish something other phone vendors would give their left nut for.