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Scalpers Spur Apple To Require Reservations For iPhone 119

Posted by timothy
from the cash-on-the-table dept.
thana103 writes "Apple is attempting to block scalpers by instituting new restrictions preventing walk-in sales of the iPhone at Apple Stores in China. Customers must first reserve an iPhone on Apple's website before visiting an Apple Retail Store to complete the purchase."
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Scalpers Spur Apple To Require Reservations For iPhone

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  • by Guppy (12314) on Sunday October 10, 2010 @11:41AM (#33852608)

    I can see where this is going. In a few more years, you'll need to dress up in Formal Wear to pick up your Apple Gizmo.
    Scene at swanky Apple Store. A bouncer scowls at the line forming up, as desperate customers try to slip the Maître d' a little something to find a spot for them. Meanwhile, inside...

    Customer: Monsieur! Your finest iPhone, if you please.
    Snooty Waiter: Our very best from Shenzhen, China. A Foxconn 2018, very good year.
    Snooty Waiter cuts shrinkwrap and offers it to the customer.
    Customer: *sniff* Excellent bouquet, Polyolefin with just a touch of plasticizer.
    Snooty Waiter: Excellent choice, sir!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 10, 2010 @05:30PM (#33854892)

    Graffgate

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