How to beat Chinese Scalpers at the Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JOSE891, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

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    At the Apple Store here in Las Vegas there are usually a group of like 100 Chinese people camping out at the Apple Store, I know there in a group because they all know and talk to each other, It's like they come in a bus or something. This has been the case with the Apple Store I go on launch day with the 5 & 5s right before they open.

    How can I beat them? I really want this phone and want to beat these little punks because this is ridiculous I can't get a phone on launch day thanks to them. I was thinking about camping out at the store like at 6pm the day before, do you think that would be a good time before they get there?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Pre-Order it and have it delivered to your house....
     
  3. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    Either that or simply pre-order online and have it delivered to your home on launch day without having to wait in line or beat anyone up ;)
     
  4. JOSE891 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would but I can't order a Verizon model full price, I have Verizon prepaid.
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68020

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  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately it is first-come first-served and even though they may be scalpers, they are still a paying customer.

    Get there before them or cross your fingers that Apple allows pre-orders/reservations.
     
  7. cnev3 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't blame them, i'd blame the impatient idiots who pay 3x the retail price just to get it a few weeks earlier. Where there is money to be made, someone will be there to make it.
     

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