The iPhone 5 preorder process sold out on Friday in what we think is record time. That doesn’t mean however, that you still can’t get an iPhone 5 come this Friday, launch day. Apple retail stores will be opening at a special time, 8AM, and will be selling the phone as well. If you plan to grab an iPhone 5 at an Apple retail store you’d better get there early. The 5th Ave. Store in NYC already has a line! If you don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of camping out you could always pay someone to do it for you.
TaskRabbit is a company that bills itself as forming a virtual neighborhood they call “Service Networking” – leveraging the latest social, mobile and location-based technologies to bring neighbors together to get things done. You can pay one of their representatives to wait in line on Friday for you in either San Francisco or NYC. The cost? $55 for up to 4 hours. That seems very reasonable to me. Your TaskRabbit will hold your place in line, then swap out with you right before purchase.
If you don’t want to deal with the craziness of waiting in a massive line, head to the TaskRabbit web site to learn more about this service.
Source: All Things D