For a not-so-small fee, you can buy your way to the front of the line
If you haven't pre-ordered your new 4G iPad yet, the only way you're going to be able to grab one for the Friday, March 16 launch is by going to the store yourself. Historically, that means waits of multiple hours, whether it's for the Apple Store to open or for employees to help set up new customers. If you're loaded in the cash department, though, you can just go buy your way to the front of the line.
See, a number of entrepreneurial souls are already in line for the new device. But they're not there for themselves — they're merely there to sell their place in line to the highest bidder. One person in London is currently selling their number four spot in line for a current high bid of £76 — about $120. A number of people are selling their positions in line on Craigslist, as well. Few are advertising prices, instead seeking for interested parties to make an offer.
If you're planning on getting your own iPad tomorrow at an Apple Store, set that alarm early. Or really, don't even bother going to bed — head straight for the store now. According to the eBay listing, there are already 300 people in line for the London release. (Or, of course, you could just get your iPad somewhere else.)
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