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

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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1. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Oh yeah thats the spirit.

2. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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!

3. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Convert? hmmmm interesting. . .

8. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

can you say cult? lol

38. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Complete with poisoned kool-aid?

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

5. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

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

6. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 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

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

7. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

get a life..

9. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

36. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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..

10. gayasarafe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

money can make u buy an idevice.

11. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

22. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 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!

32. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

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

42. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012


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