Resellers are scumbags

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  1. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    So I'm in line at the rocking ham park mall in salem nh and there's a guy carrying around $80k in $100 bills and $8000 in apple giftcards asking people to buy him iPads and he'll pay them $50. I told him no way. It looks like he has like 10 people ahead of me doing it and he's on the phone calling more people to come.

    All I can think of was the weeks I was hunting for the first iPad. So ya $50 is cool but it's not worth it for the people that actually want one and can't get one cause of him.
     
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    Agreed. Good for you for saying no. I would have to say that many of these will probably be sold overseas.
     
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    How is 50 worth it to someone to stand in line for over 8 hours.
     
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    I think he was trying to convince people who were only going to buy 1 iPad to buy a second one for him.
     
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    He's from lebanon(sp?) he says he wants to buy 1000 iPads. Funny thing is he's joking all the apple staff well doing it they just laugh at him. Now I know why apple banned cash sales for awhile.
     
  6. iPad 2nd Gen macrumors regular

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    Theu're not losing anything by buying another iPad... Why not just do it.
     
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    Ya he's asking people buying 1 to buy him 1 for $50 and having friends come down to buy them for him he's not paying his friends from what I've overheard.
     
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    So is he giving people money to buy the iPad + $50 in addition for their troubles? Or just make them pay for it and pay them back later? Sounds like a headache to me.
     
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    He's giving people money plus $50 like I said in the first post he pulled out a giant stack of $100 bills and said he had $80k in cash.
     
  10. RadicalxEdward, Mar 11, 2011
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    a. Why not say ya, and just walk away when he's not looking.

    b. if that's too immoral, why not do it if there's a 2 limit and you're only getting one? it's a free $50. get a dock or smart cover or something.
     
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    Yea if thats the case i would just get him the ipad and get a free smartcase.
     
  12. Mshilling macrumors regular

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    how could he keep track of every person who he's giving money to. I'd take his cash and bail when he goes to the bathroom then buy one in a week or 2 with his money.
     
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    I'm not a moral crusader at all. Those people actually annoy the crap out of me. I just know how frustrating it is to not be able to get one when you want one so I'm not going to help him.
     
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    I don't see how he's a scum bag and I'd be willing to make a small profit by getting an additional iPad.

    Its his money and its up to him how he wants to spend it.
     
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    He's a scumbag because helping deplete stock then he'll sell them for more then retail and people won't have a choice if they want one right away.
     
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    He's giving people the money and $50 to buy him an iPad so he can take it oversea to sell it. More than likely that's what he's doing.

    How is he scumbag? Theres no rule saying he can't do that and if I was you I would take him up on his offer and buy him an iPad with his money to make that extra $50. I mean we are in a recession and you are just standing there.
     
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    man, looking at ebay, people are paying several hundred OVER the retail price for these things. You could totally pick up a couple, sell them off and end up with a free ipad from it all.I won't cause i'm too lazy to put that much time/effort in, but it doesn't seem difficult to do given the international launch is still a few weeks away.
     
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    It wasn't clear that he was paying people before he got the product or if he was paying them after he got the product.
     
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    and "depleting the stock" come on. he's giving MORE people a chance to buy it who aren't fortunate enough to live in the US when apple releases stuff here earlier.
     
  20. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well I think he's goingbto hand out money close to 5pm unless your his friend
     
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    Apple is one of the only electronic companies that release stuff in the us first. I know I don't speak for everyone but I don't buy stuff released in japan first before the us launch.
     
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    Does Apple take cash, or only Credit and Debit?
     
  23. Tu13es macrumors regular

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    How big is the line? I'm in Nashua but have a friend going to Salem.
     
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    Hanging around someplace and bragging they got $80k in cash isn't that smart of an idea.
     
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    Probably like 50-60 right now. I heard one of the resellers say he bought a new car with the money he made on the iPhone 4 launch
     

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