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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:46 PM   #26
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Camping for this long?

Must be crazy, but if thats what they want to do!

I'll just order online at 1st opportunity available and get ASAP delivered to my door
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:46 PM   #27
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Based on past timelines, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could become available beginning on Friday, September 19.


This is awful for all of us who bought the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, 2012 and are on a two-year contract.
If you check you're eligibility, you'll most likely see that you're eligible right now.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #28
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Where are the samesuck campers?
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #29
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I'm going to assume these people don't have jobs, a life or anything. But they have $700 and patience...
As is typical, many of the campers lining up early are participating in publicity stunts to garner recognition for their companies, given the media attention early waiters tend to receive.

Proof that very few people read the articles.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #30
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Amateurs! Get in line now, but on release day, let everyone else go by you and explain that you are waiting for the 6S.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #31
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I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are actually not waiting for the iPhone 6, but the iPhone 7.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #32
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They plan to wait for 19 days, a day longer than the 18 day record.

Ceballo and Cruz have already profited, accepting $1,250 to give up the first place in line to Jason and Moon Ray, who are promoting a health app.
19 days of my time is worth more than $1,250, but for unemployed or people working at minimum wage this isn't really a terrible waste of their time. haha
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #33
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This is awful for all of us who bought the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, 2012 and are on a two-year contract.
Your carrier doesn't have an early upgrade program?
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:47 PM   #34
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I truly believe Apple is giving money to this people.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:48 PM   #35
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Based on past timelines, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could become available beginning on Friday, September 19.


This is awful for all of us who bought the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, 2012 and are on a two-year contract.
According to my AT&T eligibility I am already eligible for a new iPhone on a two-year contract or Next payment plan for subsidized $199 pricing. And I got my iPhone 5 on launch day 2012 (ordered). When it gets this close to a new release, AT&T apparently doesn't quibble over a few days.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:49 PM   #36
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But they HAVE jobs, in many cases!

That's the really sad part..... They work for companies who think this type of publicity is worth paying them to stand in the line for days (or they own companies like that and think their time is best spent waiting in that line for days!).



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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:49 PM   #37
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Wow! I want the iphone but 19 days is a bit extreme! I will stand in line by my Mac mini and wait to order it instead.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:50 PM   #38
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Don't hate on these guys. They are rakin' it in!

If they profit $200 they are cashing in on $0.52 per hour!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:51 PM   #39
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Did any of you even read the article? Most, if not all, of these people are just doing it for publicity for their company or whatever.

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As is typical, many of the campers lining up early are participating in publicity stunts to garner recognition for their companies, given the media attention early waiters tend to receive.

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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:51 PM   #40
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MacRumours, these are professional line sitters. Stop click-baiting with a misleading headline; no Apple fan, no matter how deluded, would willingly do this for an early iPhone purchase.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:52 PM   #41
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No, they are not lining up for an iPhone. They are lining up for attention.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:52 PM   #42
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Quite pathetic when folk queue like that! They really haven't got much going on in their lives or they need the social status that they're first to have an iPhone 6. I don't think I could be friends with such people!
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Don't hate on these guys. They are rakin' it in!

If they profit $200 they are cashing in on $0.52 per hour!
Quite possibly the saddest thing I've read today, well that and the headline of the video "Professional line-sitters"
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:53 PM   #43
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Based on past timelines, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could become available beginning on Friday, September 19.


This is awful for all of us who bought the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, 2012 and are on a two-year contract.


If you are on ATT then dial *639# to check upgrade status .. They might waive* the 2 day early upgrade ...
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:54 PM   #44
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As is typical, many of the campers lining up early are participating in publicity stunts to garner recognition for their companies, given the media attention early waiters tend to receive.

Proof that very few people read the articles.
But all them big words are hard.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:54 PM   #45
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Getting an iPhone is not the point, clearly: if you know enough about Apple to want one THAT bad and know about these events, then you also know new models are not coming to the store right away.

At this point it has become nothing but an "out there" social event. If you're into that, you can feel like one of a small select group who does "such and such activity." All the more a source of "pride" by being difficult and uncomfortable, I suppose. (Like being a bike messenger maybe?)

I am not into that. You couldn't pay me enough.

Add it to the LONG list of social activities I just don't get: Apple Store campouts, drunken bar crawls, cruising the shopping mall, riding in circles in extra-loud modified vehicles, SuperBowl parties, loud clubs where you cannot converse, packed crowds where you cannot move, concerts where you cannot hear the music clearly, window-shopping for clothes, church, waiting in line to renew your driver's license... you name it.

The human race gets up to come real nuttiness: if it's not for you, at least enjoy the spectacle!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:55 PM   #46
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Where are the samesuck campers?
At their jobs, or failing that, using common sense and pre-ordering online.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:55 PM   #47
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Compared to this, a camera lens that juts out of the phone suddenly seems sane...
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:55 PM   #48
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As much as I love apple but this just to much 20 days and no shower pretty gross!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:55 PM   #49
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Technically, we don't know if these guys are lined up for the next iPhone or the the NEXT iPhone after that.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 01:56 PM   #50
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As much as I love Apple and am looking forward to getting an iPhone 6, I would NEVER camp out. Wait in line for a few hours? Maybe. But no phone is worth that. I'll just pick one up in October or November when the crowds die down.

Plus, I'm just too busy. I can't take a week+ off from my life.
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