Don't wrap the string around your finger on the 24th

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  1. email68 macrumors regular

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    Remember not to wrap the string from the apple or ATT bag around your finger when you leave the store on the 24th.

    You don't want to be like that iPad guy....
     
  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Sweet jesus I had no idea that happened until i looked it up. I will walking out of the store bear hugging my iphone 4.
     
  3. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    care to share the article?
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    That made me cringe!
     
  5. blasius01 macrumors newbie

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    holy cow i never heard about this till i just looked it up too lol
     
  6. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    I never heard about this but I assume someone tried to snatch the bag with the iPad in it and then.......?

    Edit: I guess I answered my own question lol. That sucks.
     
  7. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, happened here in good ol Colorado. Sucks to be that guy!
     
  8. Bigyella macrumors member

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    Most of us, here in TEXAS, carry a gun. And its legal. I feel sorry for the poor fool, that would do something like that to me!
     
  9. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    How to Leave the Store Safely After Purchasing Your iPhone 4.

    1. Bring a Ziploc bag.
    2. After purchase, immediately put your iPhone 4 in the Ziploc bag and put it in your pocket.
    3. Put the iPhone 4 packaging inside your iPhone 4 bag.
    4. Do not wrap the the string of the bag around your finger!
    5. Leisurely leave the store with the iPhone 4 bag held loosely in one hand.
    6. Walk to your care, lock the door, and drive away.
    That's my plan, anyway!!!
     
  10. sgosine macrumors member

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    I absolutely wish some clown would try to snatch my tech like that; I could show them some neato Thai kickboxing things...
     
  11. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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  12. Jhenet macrumors newbie

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    Dagggg

    That's messed up. I am from NY so I know there will probably be some kids out there trying to play but I stay strapped. Its cool;)
     
  13. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    That seems kinda complicated. To many steps. My plan is just carry my glock and shoot a low life scumbag if need be. KISS.
     
  14. PNutts macrumors 601

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    You should check with an attorney or your local law enforcement before you use deadly force. Should you escape a criminal charge, those civil lawsuits can be pesky. I recommend less-than-lethal. Watching him do the funky chicken on the ground may be worth the attorney fees/damages.

    http://www.self-defender.net/law3.htm
     
  15. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah when I picked up an iPad for a friend, I had to make a conscious effort on how I held the bag.
     
  16. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah ccw is legal here in Co. too.... I have mine but most people don't. It might be tough to legally put one in this guy because he was retreating and not threatening life. Even with the bodily harm, it might be a tough road to go down.
     
  17. Bigyella macrumors member

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    Protecting your life and property, is a right in texas. I do agree, that civil lawsuits, could cause major problems. I have read that before, and I have been to all the handgun classes. I know, that, you just dont shoot anyone, for the sake of doing it! I would never be able to live with myself if i did. But If some one takes my finger off.... It better be my trigger finger!
     
  18. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    LMFAO!
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    My local Best Buy had no crowds and left the iPads in a plain brown shipping box. I walked around with it, went to IKEA, and didn't feel at risk. Later that day I took a bus to the Apple Store and bought a case and dock. I felt very at risk on the ride home in my big "rob me" bag on the iPad launch day.

    Just take a generic bag to put the booty into, or put it in something nobody would want like a hollowed out Mariah Carey box set.
     
  20. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    That's awesome! They should do that for all iPhones! Brown Bags for everyone!
     
  21. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I've sold quite a few iPads at all hours, including in the middle of the night. I wrapped the string around my hand a few times when I wasn't wearing the bag as a backpack. Probably not a good idea, but better than wrapping it around a finger. :eek:
     
  22. PNutts macrumors 601

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    +1

    You should develop your non-dominant hand for just such an occasion.
     
  23. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    I bought my iPad at the apple store in ceasars palace in Vegas. It was nice knowing that my route back to the hotel room which traversed 3 casinos was covered by hundreds if not thousands of cameras and security ;)
     

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