Zhong Guang Net Beijing reports on March 18, according to Voice of China “Aspect News”, since iPad 2 went on sale last week many scalpers have been buying them madly. A group of Asian scalpers targeted the Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. They tried every way to go into the store to buy the goods, and then resell them at higher prices locally or sent to China for sale.
The Asian scalper group paid many people to line up to purchase iPad 2, that day over 200 people lined up outside of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. iPad 2 was wiped out only a few minutes after the store was open.
As for the resale price, scalpers say they only sell for 1,700 USD (about 11,171 yuan), the head of the gang was still not happy about that and said “selling for 2000 would be best”. The highest retail price of iPad 2 in the United States is 829 USD (5447 yuan).
A staff member at the Fifth Avenue Apple store said they also do not want to see this situation, but are also helpless. Hope Apple can pay attention to the Chinese market so that the product can be released in China as soon as possible, to completely cut off scalpers’ profit chain.