To the numbskulls that think its "fun" to camp out for a week in front Apple store...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ap3604, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    "A gang of 14 thieves arrived on mopeds to raid Apple’s flagship store in Covent Garden, London, in the early hours of this morning and made off with a handful of valuable Macs and iOS devices. Robert Shoesmith, a man who is already camping out for the iPhone 4S, was woken up when the store’s alarm went off at around 1:15 AM."

    Who in their right mind would actually choose to sleep for a week in front of an Apple store where there are gang's around? :confused:

    This guy Robert is a idiot (along with anyone else who does this) and is lucky he didn't get robbed himself! :rolleyes:
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I don't know about where you live, but where I'm from a gang that rides mopeds is probably a gang you don't need to worry about ;)
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I agree. It's not safe, I don't know why people would want to do that just for a phone. Honestly, i'd much rather stay at home rather than stay outside for 24+ hours for a phone. If I did wait in line, I would only go a couple hours before opening time. Not 24+ hrs
  4. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    Oh really? ;)
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    LOL! I wonder why they chose to use mopeds anyway, if anything that would be the worst choice of vehicle for carrying stolen loot :confused:
  6. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    Haha they were probably moped like this, so the passenger-thief can sit on the back:

  7. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hell's Kitchen
    funny.. that doesn't look like a moped to me..
  8. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010

    he seems pretty clued up to me
    if its the guy thats number 1 in the queue

    so far he has got .......

    free ipod touch
    return flights to duabi
    his new iphone 4s paid for

    id camp out anywhere for all that lol
  9. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    I looked on google as well as his blog and saw nothing about any of this...
  10. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    You'd flunk the FBI entrance exam.


    It's just humor.
  11. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Figured there might be a sliver of truth to what localboy said which is why I asked since the guy said on his blog he was going to live off donations and not spend any money of his own $ while he was camping ;)
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    There's the couple who's been waiting in front of the NYC cube for over a week too.
  13. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Good lord people are crazy... they have been practically homeless and sleeping on the streets of New York for sixteen 16 days just so they could be 1st in line! :eek:
  14. notjustgc macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    Reading just a few blog posts, it seems like they've actually had quite a bit of fun. I guess it's one of these things that isn't about the destination...
  15. colormyworld macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Here's to the crazy ones! :p Numbskulls or not, we've been having fun! There's an element of danger in almost everything. We wouldn't trade this experience for anything. It's been an interesting ride...
  16. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2011
    Please explain for me the need to have your iPhone immediately rather then wait a few days. I really want to know what that is, other then pure childish I WANT I WANT I WANT IT NOW attitude.
  17. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    You obviously don't get it. Is the motivation to get your iPhone 'first' or within the first few hours? No. It's more about it being a fun experience when you can meet fellow Apple lovers, have really interesting conversations, trade app recommendations, and much more. Sometimes it's fun to 'live' outside for half a day or so- gives a different perspective on life.
  18. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    God, who do they think they are, spending time enjoying themselves be going such horrible things as waiting outside for a consumer product!

    Seriously, why do you mind if they hangout near a store spending time with people who share their interests? It's about an experience and making enjoy yourself.

    I've camped out, and while not for a week, I have enjoy it.
  19. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    I just want to know what kind of job they have that allows them to take that much time off work and have food delivered every day. I need a job like that! :)
  20. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    No sense of humour? Sounds like FBI material to me... :)

    Mopeds in London make perfect sense. Nimble, for dodging traffic. Can slip down narrow lanes and between cars. Faster than cops on bikes. Quieter than motorcycles. Cheaper to buy/easier to steal than motorcycles.

    What was that movie The Italian Job? Where they used Minis to get around Rome? I've often thought it time to remake the remake and use Smart Cars.
  21. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    To be fair, Covent Garden is usually quite a nice place (so I can see where the campers false sense of security came from:p)

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