Wow. Scalpers are no joke.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Steviejobz, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    This person went through the line six times crossing off order numbers. In one day. I seriously doubt she needed six iPhones. Plus this woman was pregnant. Times are tough in Apple land.
     

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  2. Steviejobz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh and her friend with his own post it of order numbers. Big red suitcase not shown
     

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  3. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Why are you taking pictures of her. That is just creepy.
     
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    You should have seen the launch day sales. No joke 70%+ of the line was scalpers.
     
  5. Steviejobz thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. fpsphil macrumors member

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    95% of the scalpers are all from one continent as well
     
  7. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    Dude what phone did you use to take these pics? They're great quality.
     
  8. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Why are you following her all day taking creepy pictures??? You probably need to get some help soon.
     
  9. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Man, that sucks for the rest of us. Thanks for raising this issue. Apple needs to get the blue ink like they do in Iraq for voting. :)
     
  10. Steviejobz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Paid cash for a bunch of phones. And I'm stressing to buy one.
     

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  11. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Sucks for the rest of you "What".... according to him she went in line 6 times so are you so lazy you can't get in line one time to get a phone? How does her buying a phone affect you buying a phone?
     
  12. fpsphil macrumors member

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    I still vote for ID scans that go into a database so you can't purchase more than 2 per month after a launch
     
  13. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Honestly there would not be a shortage of iPhones if 1/4th of the launch day stock didn't get shipped overseas.
     
  14. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    OP, what's your point again? Why does this thread even exist?
    Didn't you know that people buy stuff in stores? With cash, or credit cards?
    :rolleyes:
     
  15. fpsphil macrumors member

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    THIS, and there wouldn't be continued shortages
     
  16. kevink82 macrumors newbie

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    Well he/she whoever you follow whole day might actually buy some for friends?? I personally bought 5 cause 2 of my friends wanted 1 each for themselves and their wife while i wanted one for myself..... my wife wants a note 4 though.

    Yes and i am asian plz dont auto click inside your brain asian=sclaper......
     
  17. Sampple macrumors member

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    I needed 12 phones for my family members in Korea so I simply went to Best Buy and got 12 Verizon iPhone 6.
    Needed a couple more for friends during my trip so went back a couple times for more.
    Threw out the Verizon Sim card and it works on our carrier over there.
    No line, no wait.
    Nobody took my picture.
     
  18. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you should find yourself a better job.
     
  19. Prissy macrumors 6502

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    Wow seriously... Mind your own business. He/she might be doing other people a favor.
     
  20. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    Stop taking pictures of people. That is just creepy and scary. You are on a path to becoming a serial killer.
     
  21. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    Embarrassing! My family are Asian-Americans but we would never do this. My husband always like to say, "they're out to make a quick buck or two. It's how most Asians are." For me, it's about morals. I don't care how desperate people are,work extra hours and make that money if you have to.
    Here I am a week later, no iPhones. I have checked the website everyday since launch day, really stinks. :roll eyes:
     
  22. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    A pregnant woman stands in line, waits for her turn, and buys iPhones with her own money.

    Call the police.
     
  23. Sampple macrumors member

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    I really do not understand why people are in line still, I have walked into Best Buy to grab as many iPhone 6 is I wanted with no waiting and no lines. Just request the Verizon model, pay, walk out. It has never taken longer than five minutes for me.
    Take out the Verizon Sim card before you turn it on though, works great with AT&T LTE and sims from Japan and Korea etc.
     
  24. Pochi Hanaki, Sep 27, 2014
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    What shortages. I just went to apple.com and they have iPhone 6 for store pickup. Best Buy has lots of them. How are you not getting an iPhone 6? Are you waiting for it to show up at a Verizon store in a very small town?
     
  25. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know this! I've been waiting for the Apple store here to have some in stock. So, I can go to Best Buy and get one through VZ, remove the sim and get another sim?:eek:
     

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