Fed Ex drivers to have armed guards!

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  1. Illusion86 macrumors regular

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    One of my friends is a fed ex driver and told me that all the drivers delivering hundreds of iPhone 4's to retail stores and apple stores will be escorted by armed guards or police.
     
  2. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    wow... thats what this world's come to. its sad.
     
  3. IrishTiger macrumors regular

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    If this is true, then I wonder why they didn't do the same thing with the iPad?
     
  4. Illusion86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yah, it's pretty ridiculous!
     
  5. hansenc macrumors 6502

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    there was a guard in the apple store the day before the ipad launch.
     
  6. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    First I thought you meant the ones delivering to homes, I can see this though. It'd be an easy target.
     
  7. Illusion86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It really is that sad that hey need guards for a phone.
     
  8. f00f macrumors 65816

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    This launch is rapidly becoming synonymous with lunacy and criminal psychosis. Armed guards? GTF oudda hea.
     
  9. krustopher macrumors newbie

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    If you believe this, I have some beautiful land to sell you for pennies on the dollar.

    Yes, because FedEx daily NEVER carries anything as expensive or as desired as a new iPhone.
     
  10. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    theres a guard everyday at my local Apple Store
     
  11. Illusion86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh yah that would be excessive lol.

    That would take a lot of guards!
     
  12. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Let's see..

    Guarding a truck carrying one of the most sought after consumer electronics devices in the world seems strange?

    $699 X 50 = $34,950

    Yeah, I might want to provide a guard too since 50 phones is next to nothing and it still adds up to be close to $35,000.
     
  13. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    I just hope they don't put the phones in a bag with a rope string.
     
  14. Illusion86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yah there's gonna be way more than 50!
    That adds up really quick!
     
  15. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    ZING!!!!
     
  16. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    They had armed guards in the AT&T store when i got the iPhone in 2007 on launch day. 3 of them in fact.
     
  17. krustopher macrumors newbie

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    Nice way to use the absolute largest dollar amount "possible" to value your point. I'm sure they are full of 32 giggers.

    Imagine all the old 18 wheeler trucks full of cabbage patch dolls, playstation 2's or even more recently xbox 360's & playstation 3's when those were so desired! I'm sure they didn't have armed guards either. This isn't the movies where people are knocking over trucks.....
     
  18. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    But just imagine...

    if one of the Apple store's shipment gets stolen and they find out just before the store opens that they have no iPhone 4s and there is a horde of customers waiting? I would imagine it would start a riot.
     
  19. Illusion86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im gonna be in that horde if they dont have iphones lol
     
  20. bahooki macrumors regular

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    Have you seen the lines outside Apple stores? Would you be scared if those folks rioted? Zombies move faster.
     
  21. dmx macrumors 6502a

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    This is different because criminals KNOW that there is 100's of thousands of dollars of merchandise on the truck.
     
  22. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    it's a great example to show people how cash dense a shipment of iphones is. there are no trucks full of cabbage patch dolls and a single iphone. what we have here is a single launch day with some stores getting as much as 2,000 phones. from the ipad launch, apple sends an equal number of models, so that is 1,000 16gb and 1,000 32gb models.

    now there will probably be rolling shipments throughout the day, by pallet. how many phones can fit on a pallet? my guess is 10x5 per layer, maybe 7 layers tall. that's 175 16gb and 175 32gb phones.

    that's over $200,000 a pallet, with several pallets going to each location.

    if you tried to hit it before local distribution, how many pallets in a 58 foot long truck? if we take 30% of a truck's capacity, i bet 20-30 pallets would fit.

    now how much is that?
     
  23. tunerX Suspended

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    Fedex carries items that are more expensive than the iPhone.

    My company ships pallets full of cisco routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and many other things that far exceed the dollar amount of a phone.

    One mid-range Cisco router, populated with modules, is more expensive than 50 iPhones.
     
  24. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    a key difference here is that cisco router likely isn't going to sell from the back of someone's van. iphones are easy money.
     

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