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Australian trucker paid to wait as first to get the new iPad, still thinks tablets are indulgence

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Australian trucker paid to wait as first to get the new iPad, still thinks tablets are indulgence
Former truck driver Stephen Parkes is being paid about $1000 to stand as first in line in front of Sydney's biggest Apple Store by a crowdsourcing service, in exchange for wearing their logo T-shirt.

Given his time zone, the 37-year old Australian has a huge chance to be the first member of the general public that bought the new iPad, but the irony of the story is that he doesn't even care about it much.

Stephen Parkes thinks that tablets are a bit of a fad, and he is doing just fine with his cheapo Android handset and a run-of-the-mill Dell laptop. We wonder if the folks manning the Genius Bar at this Apple Store in Sydney will try and make him a convert.

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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:49 4

1. shy2papa (Posts: 203; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Oh yeah thats the spirit.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:14 7

2. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


And all this time I thought people stupidly actually waited inline for Apple products! Some are paid to do it! What a great marketing scheme!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:16 3

3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Convert? hmmmm interesting. . .

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:14 5

8. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


can you say cult? lol

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:15 1

38. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Complete with poisoned kool-aid?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:17 11

4. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


What a great way to advertise and also highlight the stupidity of ifans who q

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:47 3

5. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


that's how you know this guy needs a life and wife..help the poor man ladies

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:41 1

6. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


let's see.. get paid $1000 to stand in line and buy an iPad, or go to work and get b****ed at by customers... that would have been a hard decisions for me.. lol

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:24 1

21. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


is it $1000 plus the cost for the ipad, or $1000 and whatever is left over he keeps?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:55

7. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


get a life..

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:15 8

9. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Dude this guy is getting PAID to stand in line unlike all the other iTards for the iPad 2S. Jealous much?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:11 2

36. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i will queue up if i were paid like this guy, even though i don't give a rat's a$$ about iPad as much as this guy does.. that $1000 would be a few weeks of life for me..

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:16 1

10. gayasarafe (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


money can make u buy an idevice.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 11:01 6

11. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Hm.. Is it that easy to milk money from iFans?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 11:38 1

12. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I would wait in line to get paid. That guy's pretty smart too saying Tablets are fads.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:32 2

22. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The man doesnt even care! lol! I guess this is what iFans should do! Pay someone else to get the pad ... in that way, you would be helping a poor man lol...
and btw, mr iCloud, you sound tooooo childish!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 15:19 2

32. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


Apple or Android fan or even windows fan....someone please ban Icloud550

redonkulous man

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:22 2

42. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


KILL IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGG!!!!!!!

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