Friday, September 20, 2013

Homeless Being Paid To Stand in Line For iPhone 5C, 5S

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Several homeless people were being paid to stand in line Friday in Pasadena for the release of the iPhone 5C and 5S. The phones went on sale at Apple and other retail stores at 8 a.m.

Pasadena police told KNX 1070′s Jon Baird that many people in line at the Colorado Boulevard store were recruited from downtown Los Angeles.

“I was asked yesterday if I would be willing to sit in line for someone so they could get a phone. I said ‘Sure, I’ve got nothing else to do.’ So I’m here,” Mickie, who was driven from the Midnight Mission area along with 10 others,said.

It was unclear how much Mickie was being compensated, however, others in line said they were being paid as little as $35 to wait in line for hours. “They dropped us, sit in line, get the vouchers and then we’ll be paid,” she added.

Vouchers were given out at 6 a.m. to those in line. “It’s just something you need to have,” fan Francisco Naranjo, who began camping Sunday night outside of the company’s Pasadena store, said.

The iPhone 5C will be available in five colors — green, blue, yellow, pink and white. Read more >>
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