Got a paid offer to wait in line...

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  1. Souskei macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Definitely $200. Not a dollar less.
     
  3. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    Basically he wants you to camp all night for him? Better ask for more money.
     
  4. DavidWildJnr macrumors regular

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    A one for one swap cant be that bad can it ? I would.
     
  5. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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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?
     
  7. justinTlME macrumors 6502

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    Definitely more money. $100 is basically minimum wage! Lol
     
  8. Zxxv Suspended

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    ask for $200 then whilst in line sell to someone else who will likely come along and offer your $300
     
  9. munakib macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  10. Zxxv Suspended

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    no where did he say friend. He said co-worker.
     
  11. Souskei thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  12. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Bear in mind that Apple store employees actively kick people out who "position swap".
     
  13. Souskei thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  14. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  15. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  16. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    A meatball sub with extra sauce will help the night go by faster :)
     
  17. bobdigi macrumors regular

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    Yea, for like 30 minutes
     
  18. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Hold on there - what kind of sandwich? Make sure to get the sandwich details in writing
     
  19. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    So he should ask for 2 subs, a case of beer and a prostitute! :D
     
  20. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Ask for a urinal...,definitely a urinal


    OH and cake
     
  21. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    until it's diarrhea time!
     
  22. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    How would one even think of camping? And for a phone? :confused:
     
  23. Souskei thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
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    $100 for nearly 12 hours? Camping for a phone? LOL

    No thank you.
     

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