Pictures of forming line at 14th St store in NYC(with plenty of scalpers).

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  1. LateAppleFan, Sep 18, 2014
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    LateAppleFan macrumors member

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    These pictures were taken around 3:15PM today at the Apple store on 14th street here in NYC. There's a small VIP section right by the entrance for those who arrived first. The rest of the line is forming further down the street. I believe the guy in position #1 said he showed up around 6PM yesterday, but I could be wrong. If I am correct, that's not bad at all to be first in line.

    The forecast for tonight is clear and partly cloudy with a low of 55 degrees. So no rain for these folks, but I imagine it will still be a long night. I myself have a gold iPhone6 64GB arriving tomorrow(last scan at Newark, NJ at 3:33PM), so no waiting in line for me:)

    See if you can sport the lady with an oyster box, I wonder how many iPhone 6s she's planning to pack in it. And I sincerely hope the mother in the last picture is not actually planning to stay overnight on the street with her poor little kid.

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  2. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

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    are they scalpers holding a sign or something ? How can one tell who is a scalper ?????
     
  3. davefromca macrumors 6502

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    ^^^Those people are going to be very upset when they find out thats the line for carrot top tickets....
     
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I posted a topic on this very same store at 3:30pm. LMAO!!! Good pics though.
     
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    Scalpers or not, it's gonna get sold to someone who wants it. :apple:
     
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    Looked normal....until I saw the line of scalpers. :eek:
     
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    i waited for the 5s at this store. old asian person with flip phone = scalper :p TONS of them last year.
     
  9. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love it if someone could stop by there and try to sell those folks some 5.5" Goophones.
     
  10. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    Can someone please explain to me how they "scalp" an iPhone? Don't you have to have the product in hand??
     
  11. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Buy.

    Sell.

    Profit.

    Not complicated.
     
  12. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

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    even carrot top fans know you can preorder tickets online...
     
  13. lke macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing this images. The best is that the weather is ok that help a lot.
     
  14. lke macrumors 6502a

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    The best thing of your photos is the police that already have an iphone 6 in his hands but nobody knows that ;)
     

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    damn man, all those people just STANDING out there, going to wait overnight. No chairs or anything. I dont know how to even feel about that.
     
  16. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Are they waiting for new UGG shoes? I don't get it.
     
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    I remember the massive amounts of scalpers that were around when the iPad 2 launched, which led to apple instituting the no cash policy in their stores.

    And yeah, are they just standing there all night? How awful
     
  18. urkel macrumors 68030

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    ... History.

    And folding chairs. There's a certain type of folding chair that is sold exclusively to scalpers.

    But I agree, it's wrong to assume anything because maybe the eleventy-year olds are just so stoked for a new iPhone that they decided to sleep outside just so they can be first to show it off to their friends.
     
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    I wouldn't call them scalpers then. I'd call them savvy profit opportunist...

    Scalpers is such an ugly word...
     
  21. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    She is going to load that box with as many iPhones as she can fit.
     
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    Those people STANDING in line over night (with no chair, etc) are flippin crazy. :eek:



    :apple:
     
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    I did some work for a client in W14th St a couple of years ago and I was there for the iPad 3 launch.

    I walked past the queue at about 8am, went to work (30 seconds down from the Apple Store), popped in there lunchtime and got myself a 64 gig iPad 3.

    No queueing, no dramas and as it cost me quite a bit less than buying it in the UK, I treated myself to AppleCare + (which wasn't yet available in the UK) and an Apple TV!

    Very cool part of town too.
     
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