Rich guy hires homeless people to wait in line for iPhones

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  1. highkicknomore Red Belt

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    Rich guy hires homeless people to wait in line for iPhones..

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/20/homeless-recruited-to-buy-iphones/2844979/

    BTW, those damn gold iphones are going for $1000 - $1500. If I knew they were going to be that much, I would've lined up myself overnight. Easy profit of at least $400-$1000 for 12 hours of boredom.

    Is this guy a douche for recruiting bums to get his phones?
     
  2. Hurricane Brad Brown Belt

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    It's certainly douchey to brag about it. Pretty clever to get a bunch of iphones and resell for profit though.
     
  3. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Lol Work is work
     
  4. Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    Similar to the rich people who hire disabled folk to cut in line at Disneyland.
     
  5. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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  6. marioh Red Belt

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    stiffing some of the workers wasn't a nice thing to do, but he did give people an opportunity to "earn" some money.
     
  7. shockaholic12 Brown Belt

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    This is how sneakerheads operate on almost any release that isn't a raffle. The Undefeated store on La Brea (boutique sneaker store) got 14 pairs of a kick going for $400-$500 a pop online. My buddy and his partner cop'd 11 of the pairs using homeless/stand-ins.
     
  8. monkey king** Great Ape

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    pretty douchey to brag about it
     
  9. SafyreSchool** Banned Banned

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    They didn't do their jobs.
    That's what happens when you think you're about to get easy money.
     
  10. closetfighter rollin' in the derp

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    so wait.

    they're actually earning the money, and people have a problem with it?

    i have more of a problem with bums standing on the side of a road with a sign, and people just roll up and give them cash.
     
  11. Oogie Sharp Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Ticket scalpers.
     
  12. Polish Machine ...

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    You would be pissed if you waited on line all night just to find out you won't get a phone because some rich guy and his 30 homeless standins got the last of the bunch. The guy also was an asshole because once the store stopped selling the phones to the homeless he told them he won't pay them since they didn't get him a phone. Some of these homeless people waited all night and didn't get paid.
     
  13. SafyreSchool** Banned Banned

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    They're homeless people.
    I don't think they had other "big plans" unless you mean standing around somewhere else.
    Did they sign a contract? Get any guarantee in writing?
    nope.

    This guy merely exploited the system set up to take your money.
    I think he's a hero.
     
  14. Meat Hook Blue Belt

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    Good for them bums, I guess.
     
  15. closetfighter rollin' in the derp

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    what difference does it make if its 30 random people ahead of you, or 30 bums some dude paid?

    dont hate the player, hate the game.
     
  16. closetfighter rollin' in the derp

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    ditto. sounds like you guys are just mad you didn't think of it first.

    a true entrepreneur.
     
  17. Pride4life Purple Belt

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    This ^^ /end thread
     
  18. Polish Machine ...

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    They could've been sleeping or drinking with their crew under the bridge. They should've stepped up and beat down your hero.
     
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    true american
     
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    There's already a website where you can hire people to stand in line for you. This guy just opted to go the cheaper route.
     

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