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June 29, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Craigslist and iPhone: a thoroughly modern pairing

Caroline Davis and Erik Ball checked out the lines at the Bellevue Square Apple store and found the 21st century supply chain at work. You know, the one that involves Craiglist.

One 31-year-old man said he was waiting in line to buy two of them — one for himself and the other to sell on Craigslist.

Then there was a teenager, who said he planned to sell both iPhones he planned to purchase on Craigslist. In fact, he had already posted an ad there in the afternoon and received four calls. He said he’s selling the $499 model for $800. Nice summer job.

There were stories earlier in the week, of course, of people advertising on Craigslist to wait in line for iPhone seekers — for a fee. Two teens in the Bellevue Square line had them one better. Each said they were getting $100 to wait for “a millionaire guy” — the boss of one of their mom’s friends. Would they like one for themselves? “It’d be really cool but we would only get it if our parents got it for us,” one of them said.

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