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The first in line for the iPhone 6 have been paid to be there

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2014, 14:40 posted on

This happens every year - some crazy people will line up to wait for the new iPhone to be released, and usually they will line up well before the device is even announced. If you remember, there was actually a Japanese performance artist who lined up for the iPhone 6 back in February, but he didn't quite make it until the launch. The new set of "first in line" have shown up in NYC, but they aren't really there for the iPhone...

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:42 12

1. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


lol idiots. I will preorder my iphone. I dont have time to waste.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:47 18

4. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


$8,250 for standing in line? Seems like a good deal to me for people who have nothing better to do / need a source of income.

Would I do it? Maybe if hell froze over.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:52 6

8. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Where did you get $8250 from. They are getting $1250 this year and overall have made $7000 in 5 years.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:54 6

10. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


$7000+1,250 they'll get this year= $8,250 :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:57 3

14. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


It's $7000 including this year's $1250.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:56 5

12. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Remind me to never hire you as my accountant.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:07 7

23. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sorry, that was a typo. It should have read "including" not "and". $7000 total, including $1250 this year.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:09 2

25. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ohh... Michael H. Just set the record STRAIGHT!

johnbftl... we all owe you an apology. This indeed was like an episode of Seinfeld.

lolololololololololololololololololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!

+1

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:28 1

33. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


No worries! :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:36 1

45. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You're the one to blame for this fighting and bickering over the amount of money. You should apologize to each and everyone of us in person ;)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:24 2

54. max9777 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


This is the people who use Iphones hahaha :P
Cannot even read or do math properly :D

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:53 2

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol I mean do the people paying these crazy amounts realize that you can preorder & have it the same day?!?

WOW these are a$$ backwards people.

Also 3900 posts from me!!!! Yeah!!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:57

13. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


100 to go!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:58

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are about to hit 410 if you didn't already!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:02 2

47. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


$8,250 not for standing its a cost of iPhone.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:02 2

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't you want to be able to walk out of the Apple store with your brand shiny new phone in your hand and wave it to the gathered unwashed masses and say "I got mineā€¦."? Unless you have infinite free time to stand in line, you hire a stand-in.

Personally, I will pre-order my Note 4 and enjoy waiting for the Fed Ex truck to stop at my home at the appointed date. No standing in line for me. Those days ended a looong time ago.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:17

29. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I think apple pay to all of those who line up to create media hype and publicity... later they, all those phone might be returned to apple... otherwise no one is so much insane and free in life to line up for such a low end/midrange phone

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 18:25

51. WendyFromCircus (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


Actually is the device exporter who pay us to queue, as it's only release in several countries in first batch, I myself also self employed to queue and sell them to Mexico or other parts of the world where Apple did not release 1st batch iPhone :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 19:08

52. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


They will be standing out there till end of october. and you're right they are a bunch of idiots. what kind of dummy would stay in line just for a phone that copies HTC design and have a outdated NFC feature

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:28

55. max9777 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


It's not about the features! It has an apple logo man. hahah :D

IDK, I still think these fools are getting paid by Apple to do this as a publicity stunt.
To answer other peoples questions, this is what happens when you disband OccupyWallStreet nut jobs, they go in front of apple and wait for the release of a new phone haha :D Not like any of them have REAL jobs!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:45 6

2. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


These types seriously need therapy... No matter what their motivation, their actions are utterly idiotic, especially given that these devices are to be manufactured in the 10s of millions anyway.

They're the extreme version of those morons who type FIRST in comment sections.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:46 3

3. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


So, in line from Sunday, August 31st until September 19th. They get $1250. Considering they have to stand in line 24 hours a day, they're making $2.60 an hour. If they're splitting that $1250 then it's $1.30 an hour. Why not get a real job?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:50 1

6. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Well it seems getting $1.30 an hour for doing nothing works for them.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:52

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1461; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Because they are literally doing nothing there. If it were me, if I was playing my 3DS at home unpaid, why wouldn't I do it while lining up and getting paid?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:55

11. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Why don't those idiots walk inside and fill out an application then? They start them of at like $13 an hour.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:58 3

15. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


You're calling them idiots when you can't even add 7+1.25 on your previous post LOL.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:00 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I almost spit out my Subway sandwich while reading this.

+1

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:02 1

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ohh man... lol This is super funny. Like an episode of Seinfeld! lol

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:05

22. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


It's not 7000+1250, it's 7000 including the 1250...

$7000 over the past 5 years, including $1250 this year

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:29 1

34. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Author said it was a typo after I commented.

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