Standing in a line for commercial purposes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jarson, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Jarson macrumors regular

    Jarson

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    We've seen some pics in the beginning of this week showing a line that was forming for the brand new iPhone. Most of them, as being said, are standing there as they were paid. My question is why?
    Is this possible that Apple is hiring some people to make a crowd and get more atteention?
    I find it pretty interesting so appreciate a decent discussion.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    No
     
  3. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Apple does not have to pay people to stand in line for it's products.

    It amazes me with some of the ideas people come up with. Make me realize that we are not all "wired" the same.:rolleyes:
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Many of them are tech reporters or someone is paying them to buy the iPhone for them. Apple isn't paying them.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They're not paid by Apple; they're paid by websites, promoters, or scalpers wanting to buy phones & then ship to places that don't have them yet for enormous profits.
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    There is zero reason for Apple to pull a stunt like that. Given Apple's high profile the laziest of reporters would crack that open in two seconds and in one fell swoop earn a Pulitzer or DuPont and crush Apple's credibility for-ev-ah.

    No, the people outside are being paid by:

    Top end mega $ earning professionals and executives who want a guaranteed iPhone on launch day

    Exporters (nice way of saying scalpers)

    Small/Med businesses who want phones for promotional use

    Do not think for a moment that the fervor for the iPhone 5 is manufactured.
     
  7. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Apple needing to pay?

    Heck, just read the posts here to realize how insane people are over this stuff.
     

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