Student sells first spot in iPad 2 line for $900

What some will do to be the first person to buy an Apple product is nothing short of amazing. Back in summer of 2010, it was rumored that spots in iPhone 4 lines were going for $1,000 and above. And while this time no one has yet to reach that mark, they've gotten pretty close.

Amanda Foote, who attends Manhattan Community College, claims that as a student she's a little low on cash and figured out an easy way to make money. She had heard of the aforementioned iPhone 4 articles and decided she would get in line early for the elusive iPad 2 with all intentions of selling her spot to the highest bidder. She took to the flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store Wednesday, March 9th, at 5pm EST and... well, just waited it out.

After about an hour of waiting, Foote received offers hitting about $600, she tells Mashable. The person she ended up selling her spot to, however, was app developer Hazem Sayed who said he wanted an iPad 2 before going off on a business trip Friday evening. The price? A cool $900.

Foote called the day and a half she waited outside the Apple Store "worth it" in a video, even after enduring rain, having a stranger rummage through her box of doughnuts, and only getting about three hours of sleep. After all, for waiting 41 hours on a sidewalk, she did leave with making more than $20 an hour.

Foote has big plans with her cash prize: she says she will spend it on Lady GaGa tickets.

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if i was a millionaire, i couldn't care less about small stuff purchases like that.... tax write off too... so no biggy to the guy.... money buys luxury, to him, not waiting in line was his luxury...

didn't know this, for Ipad3 or iphone5, somebody please advises homeless guys to take the spot. they are also low on cash, and kind of easy money for them.

people should read the article. it wasn't an apple fanboy that bought the spot but someone who actually makes money off the device and had a reason to have the device on the first day.

"The person she ended up selling her spot to, however, was app developer Hazem Sayed who said he wanted an iPad 2 before going off on a business trip Friday evening"

So... after 1 hour she got an offer of $600. Then, after another 40 hours, she accepted a $900 offer. She waited 40 hours to gain what ended up to be an extra $300? Doesn't seem worth it.

DChiuch said,
So... after 1 hour she got an offer of $600. Then, after another 40 hours, she accepted a $900 offer. She waited 40 hours to gain what ended up to be an extra $300? Doesn't seem worth it.

The offer she received was for her 1st spot on the day of release. So I guess those $600 would be paid on March 11 and not after an hour.

It was a business deal. He pay $900 for the spot $500 for the ipad and sold on ebay for $2000 so he was smarter than her getting a good night sleep and a good shower and making $1000 on the deal. So he is laughing a lot harder all the way to the bank!

enocheed said,
It was a business deal. He pay $900 for the spot $500 for the ipad and sold on ebay for $2000 so he was smarter than her getting a good night sleep and a good shower and making $1000 on the deal. So he is laughing a lot harder all the way to the bank!

How do you know they will sell on eBay for $2K?

Andre said,
Yah because waiting an extra day and get it without a line wasn't an option. Applefags are pathetic.
Not if they think they will sell out.

Wow, that was actually a great idea. I mean considering that some people are just crazy, beyond the fan status, for everything Apple releases ... I could take advantage of that!

thnok said,
She is planning to buy lady gaga tickets with the money? You got to be kidding me!!!

Was that another $900 from Lady Gaga for her to say that she buys lady kaka tickets?

Funny. Easiest money made ever. Then you can just get one yourself if you wanted to a bit later and still get the joys of it that he did

"Amanda Foote, a student at Manhattan Community College, was strapped for cash"

"Foote has big plans with her cash prize: she says she will spend it on Lady GaGa tickets."

Anyone see something wrong here?....

Radster said,
"Amanda Foote, a student at Manhattan Community College, was strapped for cash"

"Foote has big plans with her cash prize: she says she will spend it on Lady GaGa tickets."

Anyone see something wrong here?....

I'm sure she'll still have some money leftover. She stood out there for almost 2 days, heck I would reward myself.

Daniel Tablas said,

I'm sure she'll still have some money leftover. She stood out there for almost 2 days, heck I would reward myself.

...with Lady Gaga tickets? LMAO!! were you Born This Way? jk!!

thats rediculous why would somebody pay 900 dollars instead of waiting an hour or going into the store the next day?

jasonon said,
thats rediculous why would somebody pay 900 dollars instead of waiting an hour or going into the store the next day?
Because some people have more money than sense.

Is she recording random crap on her iPhone. WOW. Like just WOW. I have never seen crazy like that before.

some some guy paid 900$ to be first in line to get an overhyped Ipad 2? just to brag he got it "first"...oy!! people boggle me mind!! APPLE "fannies" begin the bytchin in,3,2,1...

djnv2010 said,
some some guy paid 900$ to be first in line to get an overhyped Ipad 2? just to brag he got it "first"...oy!! people boggle me mind!! APPLE "fannies" begin the bytchin in,3,2,1...

Yeah, Apple fan-boys are almost as annoying as Apple haters.

Dhilian said,
That must be the smartest Homo Sapiens on that line.

Easily. What is really scary, however, is that she likely undersold her place. She probably could have gotten $1800 for it. I personally would have asked for at least $10,000 and all rights to his identity for marketing purposes.