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For The Unemployed, Waiting In Line For The iPhone 5 Is A Job [Gallery]

For The Unemployed, Waiting In Line For The iPhone 5 Is A Job [Gallery]

SAN FRANCISCO — This is Charlie Hufnagel, who was paid $1,500 to be first in line for the iPhone 5 at Apple’s flagship store here in the city.

Hufnagel was hired through TaskRabbit, an increasingly popular freelance odd-job company in this economy. He’s been camping out in front of the store for 94 hours (nearly 4 days) to snag a new iPhone for a “private investor.”

In fact, there are about 70 “TaskRabbits” in line here in San Francisco, who are being paid $55 to wait up to four hours for other people. A TaskRabbit rep estimated that one in four in line here are TaskRabbits.

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This Amazing New iPhone App Will Help You Get Strangers To Do All Of Your Errands

This Amazing New iPhone App Will Help You Get Strangers To Do All Of Your Errands

Too lazy to do your chores or errands? Willing to pay some cash to crowd source it? Meet TaskRabbit, a collaborative service that allows you to post up things you don’t really want to do, along with how much you’re willing to pay for them to get done, and then get a willing stranger to show up at your door to do them.

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