Selling Line Spot

Discussion in 'iPad' started by supermac1, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. supermac1 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I was considering waiting in line at best buy and selling my spot once there are a lot of people. (Because I don't have enough money to buy an ipad right now) How much do you think I could get? For like 1st or 3rd in line.
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I think you'd get absolutely nothing. You might get a couple of people wanting to beat the crap out of you. So you have to ask yourself. Do you feel lucky?
     
  3. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    You're much better off buying an iPad then trying to sell it to the other thirty people in line who didn't get one and are pissed off. You could make at least an extra hundred easily this way. Otherwise, the people behind you will get angry if you're there to sell your spot and the people who actually show up may not think they'll need to pay for your spot. Then, you'll look stupid in the morning when you're supposed to buy an iPad and as you said you won't have money with you for it.
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    no one will do it. then you will look like a dumb ass when its your turn.
     
  5. supermac1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will the apple store be selling to non-reservers on launch day? I just found out my best buy isn't getting the ipad on launch day.
     
  6. samcraig macrumors P6

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    so now your stupid idea is to sell a line spot at an Apple Store. Amazing.
     
  7. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    I am going to hope, for your own sake, that you are just joking :)
     
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    If there's extra stock. There's bound to be a least a few extra iPads. have fun waiting all day for nothing if you aren't going to buy one :p.
     
  9. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    you are not supposed to be here on macrumors lol
     
  10. RebelRed macrumors member

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    Probably nothing.

    Be easy to just have you removed.

    But it depends on the people that are there.
     
  11. dejo Moderator

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    I'll give you 25¢.
     
  12. GadgetX macrumors regular

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    I was going to buy a Wii and sell it the first day it came out. I ended up selling my spot in line for $160.
     
  13. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    Wow! I'll give you a bazillion dollars for that spot! I have a bazillion dollar bill right here with me too.
     
  14. supermac1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That’s awesome! Did someone offer it to you or what? Were you first in line?
     
  15. CanonicalKoi macrumors regular

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    Well, as others have pointed out, those you attempt to sell your spot to are likely to be cranky. The person directly behind you, once he/she finds out you're just there to try and make a buck is going to be really, really cranky. And, were you to do this at the Apple Store I'm going to be at, it's in a shopping mall. Solicitation in the mall is illegal. There are actual police officers working security there who will be more than happy to write you a ticket. Actually, they could write you two, one for illegal solicitation and one for loitering. Not only would you still not have an iPad, but it could cost you in the area of $2000 and/or a couple days in jail. Fun times.
     
  16. GadgetX macrumors regular

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    My two friends and I waited in line for the night and were like 30th back I think. So many people showed up right before the store opened and asked how long we had been there. One happily offered me cash for my spot and others did too for my friends spots. $160, not bad for a few (at the time) high school students who just had to sit in lounge chairs all night.
     
  17. Alectric macrumors regular

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    This is not a good idea. People will get angry, but know one is going to give you a ticket and you will not goto jail. You could get beat up though.
    GadgetX is either lying or the person who spent $160 to wait for a $250 Wii is an idiot.
     
  18. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    During the Xbox360 launch several years ago, we waited outside in the cold mist for 8 hours. Just before store opening, someone at the front of the line sold their spot for $150 cash to someone at the end of the line that didn't get a ticket.

    I witnessed it. True story. It angered me too since I didn't get a ticket and didn't get a 360, but some jerk that had gotten into line hours after me and was stupid enough to throw money away got his 360.

    If you do this, you are cheating people that have stood in line for hours trying to get an ipad by giving it to someone that hasn't stood in line for as long (unless the guy immediately behind the last guy to get a ticket is willing to pay you something).
     
  19. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Eh, I'd be more upset with the person who sold their ticket rather than the person who bought it.

    Unfortunately, there is a loophole for just about everything. Either way though, one person did the waiting and another did the spending, so I can't really be too upset either way. The part that matters is were YOU in line long enough to get a ticket.. if not, then whatever happens outside of that is irrelevant. What's the difference between selling a spot in line and selling the product you buy? There isn't really one.

    If someone was cutting in line, or someone was bringing friends in who hadn't been waiting, then I can see the issue, but selling a spot in line doesn't make your chance of getting the product any better or worse.
     
  20. GadgetX macrumors regular

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    I promise you I am not lying, why would I even lie about something like that? Not only did one idiot do it 2 more paid just as much to my two other friends and I'm sure we could've gotten more if we had tried harder.

    +1
     
  21. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    When I went for my iPhone, I saw a guy sell his spot in line for $300. . . and the line wasn't that long!
     

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