Chinese scalpers hire migrant workers to wait in line for iPhone 4S

| January 15th, 2012

From Netease:

Overview: On January 13th, Apple’s new iPhone 4S was finally made available for purchase in China。By 7PM, over one thousands eager customers were lined up outside Beijing’s two official Apple Inc. retail stores, in Sanlitun and Xidan. The crowd was made up of a large number of migrant workers from Hebei province and Beijing’s Daxing.

Because the Apple stores limited the sale of the iPhone 4S to two per person, scalpers hired individuals to wait in line and purchase the […]Read more…

Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China, scalpers refuse full commission of migrant workers waited in line overnight

| January 15th, 2012

From Sina:

On January 13, Apple releases iPhone 4S for sale in China. As soon as the news broke out, scalpers restlessly began their preparation of this big event.  According to media reports, one week before the iPhone 4S official release date, there were already people recruiting with iPhone 4S marketing flyers at several job markets in Daxing, Changping and Fengtai etc. cities, the goal was to hire people to wait in line in front the Apple stores for the big […]Read more…

Chinese scalpers rush to purchase iPad2

| March 18th, 2011

From Netease:

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.

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