WTF?! Professional line sitting company in NYC

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  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    Wow! So there is this new company that has professional line sitters sitting outside of all the Apple stores in NYC. So everyone will end up in the back of the line. Better get in line now NYC peeps or you will not be getting a phone.

    Its kind of an awesome idea. Very useful if you live in NYC where you have to wait in line a lot for things.
     
  2. I’mpaced Suspended

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    Why is this is a shock. Lots of people in the past paid for a spot. Seems ridiculous to me but their money I guess
     
  3. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 604

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    Their slogan is “we wait for your wants”.
     
  4. flat five macrumors 603

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    i tried to pay one of my coworkers $5 to go sit on the toilet seat last winter and warm it up for me.. they declined.
    maybe this company will do it though?

    ask one of them how much they'll charge for that.
     
  5. gelie macrumors 6502

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    Idk. I usually pay $10 for a toilet warmer.
     
  6. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 604

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    They charge 45 bucks for the first two hours then we per hour after that.
     
  7. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    I'd hire 'em if I needed to and was reasonably priced.
     
  8. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I'm so glad I'm relentless on getting the sim-free. Have fun!
     
  9. flat five macrumors 603

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    lol
    nice.
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    i bet they charge a lot.
    guessing but.. probably around $500.
     
  10. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    Then what per hour?

    No one will hire someone for two hours.
    That seems too much for one full day.

    Seems cheaper to hire a guy for 100-200 and give him food and snacks.
     
  11. flat five macrumors 603

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    got it.
    i was low balling at $5.
    now i know.
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    $100 for 15 hrs is less than $7/hr.
    ;)
     
  12. pat500000 Suspended

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    Professional liners are getting dealt with ...




    "Move aside, fool!"

    "ye...yes sir."
     
  13. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Are these people actually scalpers or are they simply taking a space in line for someone, an individual, who is going to legitimately pay for and use the new iPhone? There IS a difference between those who are sitting in line only to buy up two phones with provided cash and immediately hand them over to someone else for resale in another country or for some other use (i.e., "scalpers" and their temporary hires) and those who are sitting in line to hold a position for someone who is actually a legitimate purchaser..... I know there is some service called "Task Rabbit" which does all sorts of everyday, menial tasks for people, which presumably could include waiting in a line for them...... ??

    Personally, I would not have a problem with the "Task Rabbit" type of employees since presumably in the end the product(s) for which they are sitting and waiting is going to be going to someone, an individual or couple who will actually be using them.... I DO have a problem with "scalpers" who hire people (often it looks like right off the streets!) to sit in line who then dutifully make the purchase with provided cash and immediately hand the purchased item(s) off and then get back in line for another two iPhones, which will again be paid for in cash and handed off...... I just feel that this whole scalper scenario is just not right. If there were some way that Apple could figure out how to prevent/remove those line-sitters who are clearly there to serve scalpers, that would certainly do everyone a huge favor!
     
  14. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    Of course, but you ain't hiring an executive, but most likely a minimum wager, young person for doing literally nothing but sitting on a chair.

    As a one off event, for a young person having $100-200 overnight sounds attractive and a lot of people would love to do it.
     
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  16. its93rc macrumors 6502

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    I needed a good laugh, lol! On the upside, I’d rather pay someone $100-200 to sit than a scalper.
     
  17. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    I rather wake up at 3:00am and not pay a scalper or a sitter anything.
     
  18. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 604

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    If you are getting in line at 3am.. WOW! that line will be around the block.
     
  19. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    What no pics?
     
  20. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 604

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    Here are pics
     

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  21. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    OK, that should be immediately outlawed by Apple! Sheesh......
     
  22. flat five macrumors 603

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    they've been out there since yesterday.. not sure what time exactly but let's say 4pm.

    that's 40hrs in line at $20/hr.

    $800



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  23. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 604

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    They were cool people. I like them.
     

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