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I'm not important enough for an iPhone



July 17, 2010 – Comments (6)

My experience at the Apple store today

Me: Hi, I'd like buy an iPhone.

Apple guy: Email please. 

Me: Um, what?

Apple guy: I need to see your email, so you can pick up your phone.

Me: I'm not sure what you're talking about. 

Apple guy: The email that says you've been selected from the waiting list.

Me: I didn't know there was a list. I was just hoping I could buy a phone.

Apple guy, clearly frustrated with me: No, you can't just come in here and buy a phone. You need to be on the waiting list, and we'll contact you when it's ready.


Sorry to offend you, Apple. Silly me for thinking stores were for buying things.  



6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 17, 2010 at 10:26 PM, MisterCPA (26.23) wrote:

You're lucky you didn't get deported!

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#2) On July 17, 2010 at 10:33 PM, Dobbes (< 20) wrote:

I guess the good news is that their production still hasn't met demand so they still need things like waiting lists...

Wait is that good news?  

*X-files theme*

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#3) On July 17, 2010 at 11:02 PM, ChrisGraley (29.45) wrote:

I can get you on the list, but you have to agree to give Steve Jobs a kidney 5 years from now.

You have to agree to give both kidneys if you want the antenna to work. 

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#4) On July 18, 2010 at 8:09 AM, fewl10 (< 20) wrote:

Ever read Dr. Seuss?  Remember the story of the "star bellied sneetches" and the other sneetches that had "none upon thars"?

This is the PERFECT analogy for Apple products/users.  Steve jobs is a modern-day Monkey McBean, and if you don't have the latest iGasm, you "have none upon thars" and you'd better hurry and upgrade.

Jobs is evolving his bank account more than humanity at this point.  You can't even use the iPhone4 as a telephone.

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#5) On July 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM, bcchamp (56.84) wrote:

that is almost the same as waiting in line to PAY to go in to a night club to be given the right to go in and pay more for drinks--not something i ever needed to spend my money on.  Line up and wait to pay--only in your dreams --i will never have an igasm phone if that is the case. 10 yrs ago you didn't even need a phone

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#6) On July 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Eudemonic (58.15) wrote:

The appearance of scarcity, is that in Econ 101 or 202?



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