Professional Line-Standers Wait For Your New iPhone:
Would you stand in line for days to purchase the new iPhone 5 for
someone else? Turns out many people are doing just that.
The line outside of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple store began the day of
the Apple's annoucement, and some of the line-standards aren't even
there for themselves, according to CNN
One man in San
Francisco, took a job from a micro-tasking
service which asked him to wait in line for pay; he's been there since Monday.
The service is called TaskRabbit,
and it is a way for people to make a few extra bucks by running errands
for strangers. The errands are usually picking up groceries, delivering
packages, or other small tasks.
If you want an iPhone5 but don't want to wait in line for a week, "professional" line-standers are waiting for anywhere from $40 to $150.
Have a few days off and want to make a quick buck? Check your local Craigslist, one poster in Los Angeles writes that they'll pay, "a reasonable amount" … "and on top of that, I'll even buy you breakfast."