Got a paid offer to wait in line...

Souskei

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So my co worker last night at work offered me 100 bucks to wait in line at the apple store here in SoCal.

He wanted me to be there at 8pm (hour before apple store closes), and he'll come at 750am to take my place in line.

I was originally gonna wait anyways, but reconsidered since I already have a 6 on order (which I probably won't open till I get my hands on the plus).

Anyways,
What you think? Good deal? Should I ask for 200?
 

ghsNick

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So my co worker last night at work offered me 100 bucks to wait in line at the apple store here in SoCal.

He wanted me to be there at 8pm (hour before apple store closes), and he'll come at 750am to take my place in line.

I was originally gonna wait anyways, but reconsidered since I already have a 6 on order (which I probably won't open till I get my hands on the plus).

Anyways,
What you think? Good deal? Should I ask for 200?
Definitely $200. Not a dollar less.
 

DavidWildJnr

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Mar 23, 2011
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So my co worker last night at work offered me 100 bucks to wait in line at the apple store here in SoCal.

He wanted me to be there at 8pm (hour before apple store closes), and he'll come at 750am to take my place in line.

I was originally gonna wait anyways, but reconsidered since I already have a 6 on order (which I probably won't open till I get my hands on the plus).

Anyways,
What you think? Good deal? Should I ask for 200?
A one for one swap cant be that bad can it ? I would.
 

Djentleman

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Definitely 200 considering its outdoors, nightshift and boring as hell. Maybe another 50 on top just for the fact that you know you've ordered already yet you still have to wait in line.
 

maflynn

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a 100 bucks to wait over night in line? If you think that's a good deal jump on it.

IF you do the math, it works out to 8.33 an hour. Is your time worth 8.3 dollars an hour?
 

Zxxv

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Nov 13, 2011
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ask for $200 then whilst in line sell to someone else who will likely come along and offer your $300
 

munakib

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May 22, 2011
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But its for a friend so minimum wage or not, he asked for a favor "if possible"
Be a Man and take the Offer!
 

Souskei

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If it was a friend, I would do it for beer.

He's a cool guy and all, but we don't hang out outside of work. And I think he would try to get more money out of me if the tables were flipped.

Alright I'm asking for 200. And a sandwich. Haha
 

Brian Y

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Bear in mind that Apple store employees actively kick people out who "position swap".
 

Souskei

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Bear in mind that Apple store employees actively kick people out who "position swap".
Really? Oh man. I've never heard of that. Maybe I should visit the store and ask. That would really suck if I waited all night for nothing. Literally nothing.
 

TJ82

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Like the other guys said, it's not a great deal. That's less than minimum wage in the UK. ie. you'd be considered as doing slave labour.

If he's a mate, then nps. Do it for $10 or anything you like. But if not, he's taking the piss.
 

Kealohilani

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It would take a lot more than $100 to have me sit outside for a phone for 12 hours for someone else. Especially if I already preordered one. Then again, I preordered one so that I wouldn't have to line up. Still that seems pretty cheap to me. I'd make him raise it to at least $200 of not more.
 

BigBeast

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If it was a friend, I would do it for beer.

He's a cool guy and all, but we don't hang out outside of work. And I think he would try to get more money out of me if the tables were flipped.

Alright I'm asking for 200. And a sandwich. Haha
A meatball sub with extra sauce will help the night go by faster :)
 

NewbieCanada

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If it was a friend, I would do it for beer.

He's a cool guy and all, but we don't hang out outside of work. And I think he would try to get more money out of me if the tables were flipped.

Alright I'm asking for 200. And a sandwich. Haha
Hold on there - what kind of sandwich? Make sure to get the sandwich details in writing
 

Souskei

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Well if the money is right :)

I'm gonna ask him for 200 and nothing less. And to start at 9. And for some serious snakage material.