It seems there’s more people looking for iPhone waiters on Craigslist than waiters available to wait.
In New York especially, waiters are in high demand. One particularly desperate guy wants his waiter to start camping out on Wed night — 60 hours before the iPhone goes on sale. (“I need an iPhone. Like, really need an iPhone.”)
But here’s the really galling part. He wants waiters with experience! “Interested applicants should have experience waiting in line,” the ad says.
The full desperate text:
Updated: Get Paid To Wait In Line… For An iPhone (Midtown)
“Ok, so here’s the deal. I need an iPhone. Like, really need an iPhone. It’s so bad, I’ve taken to carrying around my paper cut-out just to get used to the size. ANYWAY, I’m looking for 1 or 2 industrious folks to setup camp outside the 5th Avenue Apple Store 6:00am, Wednesday the 27th until 6:00pm on Friday the 29th. That’s 60 hours of chilling and doing nothing… and getting paid. Or maybe getting your very own iPhone if we can buy more than 1! Interested applicants should have experience waiting in line. You are responsible for any supplies, food, etc. that you may need during your stay. If you want to be considered for this rather bizarre, very odd, and slightly fun assignment, please get in touch right away…”
Meanwhile, in L.A, waiters must be reliable and focused; in San Francisco, creeps and criminals need not apply; and in NYC, security in apparently not an issue.
More ads after the jump…
In L.A, waiters must be reliable and focused:
Looking for someone to wait in line for an iPhone
“My friends, I am looking for someone who can wait in line for me to buy the new Apple iPhone on Friday, June 29 – I have to travel for work that day, or I’d be out waiting myself. Our target is the Apple Store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The gig starts at 5am and ends at about 5pm. You need to be reliable and focused on the success bonus. Let’s make this happen.”
In San Francisco, creeps and criminals need not apply:
iPhone – wait in line for me on 29th – $200 (financial district)
“i will be out of town and need someone to stand in line on iPhone day on my behalf at downtown mac store. i will pay for your time. and will require some sort of collateral so you don’t run off with my phone. must be an honest person, who likes camping. no creeps or criminals.”
And in NYC, security in not an issue:
Need placeholder for overnight at AT&T before iPhone release
“I want an iPhone. I need someone to go to the AT&T store on Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park on Thursday PM 6/28 and wait until I come about 8 AM Friday morning to take the place in line. I would meet you at the store the PM before.”
Wait In Line for iPhone (Upper East Side)
“I am interested in hiring someone to wait in line at an AT&T store starting Thursday evening, June 28th until Friday morning June 29th to hold a place in line so that I can get an iPhone. There is a store on 86th and 3rd which is quite nice so security is not an issue.”
Wait in line for Iphone for me!
“I need someone to wait in line for an iPhone for me. The iPhone is supposed to go on sale Friday June 29th at 6pm. You could wait in line at any of the three Apple Stores on Long Island (Smithtown Mall, Walt Whitman, or Roosevelt Field).”