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    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store

    Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store. That might sound insane, but the first couple were paid $1,250 by two others to secure the top spots weeks in advance. CNBC reports that at least one person has made around $7,000 waiting in line previously, a process that has clearly transformed from enthusiasm into a business for some.
    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store - ABC News

    It's not something normal people will do. Insanity. The new Occupy crowd. No jobs, no life, plenty of money for toys, probably living on handouts or trust funds...what is happening with us???

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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Feltser View Post
    Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store. That might sound insane, but the first couple were paid $1,250 by two others to secure the top spots weeks in advance. CNBC reports that at least one person has made around $7,000 waiting in line previously, a process that has clearly transformed from enthusiasm into a business for some.
    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store - ABC News

    It's not something normal people will do. Insanity. The new Occupy crowd. No jobs, no life, plenty of money for toys, probably living on handouts or trust funds...what is happening with us???
    Nothing good, that's for sure.

    Seems that we have Apple extremists in our midst? On the other hand, $7K for less than a weeks work is good. Pity the fool(s) who are paying it. Must be instant gratification addicts or something.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Feltser View Post
    Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store. That might sound insane, but the first couple were paid $1,250 by two others to secure the top spots weeks in advance. CNBC reports that at least one person has made around $7,000 waiting in line previously, a process that has clearly transformed from enthusiasm into a business for some.
    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store - ABC News

    It's not something normal people will do. Insanity. The new Occupy crowd. No jobs, no life, plenty of money for toys, probably living on handouts or trust funds...what is happening with us???
    Anyone paying substantial money or time to stand outside a store when Apple is going to be able to satisfy demand for its phone is a fool. I don't feel sorry for them.

    These aren't Mac Pros, folks.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    I seriously wonder if these really aren't just inside publicity stunts by Apple to generate buzz.

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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Feltser View Post
    Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store. That might sound insane, but the first couple were paid $1,250 by two others to secure the top spots weeks in advance. CNBC reports that at least one person has made around $7,000 waiting in line previously, a process that has clearly transformed from enthusiasm into a business for some.
    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store - ABC News

    It's not something normal people will do. Insanity. The new Occupy crowd. No jobs, no life, plenty of money for toys, probably living on handouts or trust funds...what is happening with us???
    I love this. Consumerism and consumption at its finest. Shine on Apple!

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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Feltser View Post
    Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling isn’t expected until next Tuesday, but there’s already people lining up outside the flagship New York City store. That might sound insane, but the first couple were paid $1,250 by two others to secure the top spots weeks in advance. CNBC reports that at least one person has made around $7,000 waiting in line previously, a process that has clearly transformed from enthusiasm into a business for some.
    Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship Store - ABC News

    It's not something normal people will do. Insanity. The new Occupy crowd. No jobs, no life, plenty of money for toys, probably living on handouts or trust funds...what is happening with us???
    It's similar to what they've done to pop music with technology, by auto-tuning the voices of a lot of singers, current hits. Sounds like crap and is a result of no talent faddish behavior.

    People walk around with their faces buried in their phones because they're obsessed (addicted) to them. It's a mental distraction from how lousy real life is becoming, as a result of a material driven society.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I seriously wonder if these really aren't just inside publicity stunts by Apple to generate buzz.
    No, sometimes Apple consumers really do go above and beyond the call of duty. Most Apple consumers are not like this, but there is a substantial number (compared to most other technology companies) that are almost devotees. Fanboyism is present in any technology company's consumer base, but with Apple there's a corporate spiritualism or mysticism attached to it.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I seriously wonder if these really aren't just inside publicity stunts by Apple to generate buzz.
    Wow - hadn't thought of that. You may be on to something.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Wow - hadn't thought of that. You may be on to something.

    I believe this is definitely part of their marketing strategy.
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    Re: iPhone 6 madness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No, sometimes Apple consumers really do go above and beyond the call of duty. Most Apple consumers are not like this, but there is a substantial number (compared to most other technology companies) that are almost devotees. Fanboyism is present in any technology company's consumer base, but with Apple there's a corporate spiritualism or mysticism attached to it.
    They only need to get a handful of plants to get the feeding frenzy going.

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