Would you stay in line for 100 hours to get iPhone?

@polachicago (19073)
United States
June 29, 2007 10:31pm CST
Long lines formed in all major cities. People were forming lines 100 hours before Apple released iPhone today June 28. This is real posting from Craig list: "I am looking for several people who will wait in line for me to buy the new Apple iPhone on Friday, June 29...You need to be reliable, mature, and patience will definitely be a plus! What you do while you're in line is your business, but unless you devise a foolproof strategy, you cannot leave the line." Per my information, place in line was sold for $200. Would you pay $200 on top of regular high priced, high tech phone?
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26 responses
• United States
30 Jun 07
I am not buying into the hype of that phone..I am not standing in line for more than 10 minutes for anything..there are people who seriously camped outside the store for that phone..its just not that serious to me..my nextel i730 is just fine for me...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I agree, this is crazy...:)
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@dpk262006 (56768)
• Delhi, India
30 Jun 07
I will wait....and buy the product later. I do not have patience to stay in line for 100 hours for getting iphone.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I can wait....and maybe not buy at all, I have it all on my laptop....phone is just phone....I use it only when I want to make a phone call...
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Jun 07
HEck NO are ya kidding I sure would stand in line and wouldnt pay that much for any phone . I would just wait till they are in the stores. I would have to go to bathroom to much to do that any how!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I am with you....I wouldn't either....
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Jul 07
lol good no since stay in line that long for any thing I wouldnt do it to see John Wayne and I jusr loved him
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
1 Jul 07
It may not be the dumbest things I've ever heard of, but it sounds pretty stupid to me. Why not just wait a couple of days, when you hardly have to wait in line at all? Of course, I can't even imagine paying $500-$600 for a cell phone.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I wouldn't pay that much either....:)
@lisado (1230)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a phone, much less the $200 for someone else to buy it for me. There is also no way I'd stand in line like that for a phone. This time next year they'll probably be $50 each, if they're still around. Stuff like that gets outdated so fast anymore I'd rather wait around than pay that much for it.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
smart, I wouldn't buy it....it is too pricy....
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@zone79 (19)
30 Jun 07
I stayed in line once to buy the new X-Box. Had to queue overnight so only 8 to 10 hours. I only wanted it to sell on which I did for double the price I paid. The others in the queue were real anoraks and were telling about the games they play and the techy side of the machine. That was worse than the 10 hour wait. Would I do it again. Probably not, but then again...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I knoe that they sell it on ebay for double....
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@coferbox (298)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Nothing is worth standing in line for 100 hours - absolutely nothing!!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Agree, nothing will push me to do it...
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
30 Jun 07
only if i am rich and have tons of money than i would hire people to stay in line for me and get all the iphone there is, other wise i will just wait till it go on sale again for cheap price. that is what i will do instand of waiting in line :)
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I am with you, wasting of money.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Okay, I must confess, one time, way back when I was a young'un, I camped out overnight for Billy Joel tickets, they were sold out over an hour before I would have got to the window. Those tickets were a limited commodity. Now I am an Apple fan, I love my Mac, but there is no way that I would have spent that much time in line for a cell phone, gave me a break. I got an iPod and a cell phone. Do I need an iPhone? NO!!! Even if I could afford it, I do not want anything that bad. I must admit, I am saving money for a new Mac, I hope to have enough in Oct when Leopard comes out, even if I do, I will wait a few weeks and avoid the lines.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Leopard?...hmm...I am behind...I have to look at this... I am with you...I wouldn't stay in line...
@Psychosis (356)
• United States
10 Jul 07
If you are willing to wait 4-5 days in line to get a cell phone, your life must not be going very well. I would never do something so dopey as that. How excited can you be to spend $650 for a phone plus the hundreds of dollars for the calling plan and other fees? America is full of crazy people!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I think not only in America....
@weemam (13377)
1 Jul 07
I would not wait in line for 100 hours for a free house , no way , I think people who do this must be crazy lol , but then as they say ,, to each their own , strange lol xx
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think you are right...:)
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Heck NO! I would not stand in line for myself- or for anyone else- even for $200- I can't imagine- Do you remember the violence in the lines for the PS3's? No thanks-- Not for me and I would not be willing to pay someone $200 to stand in line for me either-
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I have to agree, it is not worth.....
• United States
1 Jul 07
While I really appreciate 'top of the line' technology, I know that I would never be foolish enough to wait in a line for it! I don't do it at the pre-Christmas sales either. And to pay $200 for a spot in the line? Ridiculous!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
yes, it is rediculous....
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
30 Jun 07
No, I would never stand in line for anything for that long. I'm lucky if I can wait in line for 15 minutes. Plus I don't need that phone, mine works fine.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I am with you...15 minutes is way to long for me....
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I think it is ridiculous how people spend so much time in line for the IPhone, Playstation 3 or any other new technology. People definitely have their priorities mixed up, especially the Philly Mayor. Why can people not wait til the next day or week to get one? I would not lose sleep over some piece of new gadget. I think it is a waste of time and energy to stay in line that long. I have more important things to spend my money on than this new phone.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I couldn't agree with you more...
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
I saw that on the news...I would never wait in line for that long for anything...There are heaps of those on ebay already for sale.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I couldn't agree with you more...:)
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• United States
30 Jun 07
That's over 4 days straight of standing in line! I can't believe anyone would actually do that for a free phone, let alone one they had to pay $600 for. I wouldn't be the one to stand in line for them either for only $200 (that's only $2 an hour, for the mathmatically challanged). Honestly, I have phone that I payed about $30 for when I signed up with sprint. It plays music, takes pictures, and even makes phone calls! I turned off the web-surfing and downloading features, because I don't even need those. I have a computer at home and at work, I can survive without the internet the rest of the day!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Agree, I don't even use what I have, because I don't have time for it.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
30 Jun 07
The person don't need buy a iPhone but a new BRAIN.I can understand was is the hurry or why is so important to get it?If was in the desert without water I can understand staying 100 hours for a cup of cold water but these I just can't get it......or maybe I need a new brain?lol:
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
ha, ha....new brain sounds good....they need it....for sure...
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• United States
30 Jun 07
wast of time and money!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I couldn't agree with you more....
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
1 Jul 07
It may not be the dumbest things I've ever heard of, but it sounds pretty stupid to me. Why not just wait a couple of days, when you hardly have to wait in line at all? Of course, I can't even imagine paying $500-$600 for a cell phone.
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