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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:54 am    Post subject: Greg Packer Reply with quote





Found this over at Digg. Very funny. More here and here. He even has his own Wikipedia page!

I wonder how he goes to the toilet...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that on the news, what a maniac!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more like what a looser Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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more like what a looser Laughing


That's what I was leaning towards. Donations? Pshh
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

watch Cingular decline his credit Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Haha!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Apple fans are making a bigger deal out this than Greg Packer is. The guy has been first in line for numerous events. He probably won't keep the iPhone and he doesn't own a Mac.

The begging part is ridiculous, but I'm sure it's just a publicity stunt. I also wouldn't be surprised if he actually gets a few donations. He'll probably end up getting his iPhone for free between donations and advertising.

Greg Packer has likely met more famous people and has been written about more times than you I. Whether he is a loser or not is a matter of opinion. In his mind he is a success. Aparently his is going to be sucessful at getting an iPhone where many others will fail.

He'll probably be able to sell his iPhone for a profit larger than some people make in 4 days. So who's the loser then... the guy getting abused working at a minimum wage job, or Greg Packer for having a passion and living it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not know that we are expecting a shortage of Iphones...

Its not like the playstation, where you buy it and off you go.
Here you are locked in a contract...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DCGuy wrote:
I did not know that we are expecting a shortage of Iphones...

Its not like the playstation, where you buy it and off you go.
Here you are locked in a contract...


If you don't activate a contract. I don't see any issue with selling it. Apparently you can activate the phone through iTunes so is doesn't have to be done at the point of sale.

There is no guaranteed shortage. But that can be said for all the past product releases. For Greg Packer I don't think it really matters if there is a shortage, he just wants to be first in line to get one.

Call it weird, stupid or whatever you will. Greg Packer has a passion to be first and he's living it. Some people are boring and don't have passions, others just don't have the balls to live their passions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: well Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
DCGuy wrote:
I did not know that we are expecting a shortage of Iphones...

Its not like the playstation, where you buy it and off you go.
Here you are locked in a contract...


If you don't activate a contract. I don't see any issue with selling it. Apparently you can activate the phone through iTunes so is doesn't have to be done at the point of sale.

There is no guaranteed shortage. But that can be said for all the past product releases. For Greg Packer I don't think it really matters if there is a shortage, he just wants to be first in line to get one.

Call it weird, stupid or whatever you will. Greg Packer has a passion to be first and he's living it. Some people are boring and don't have passions, others just don't have the balls to live their passions.

well it may be a passion, but it's making him money.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a couple of guys this morning by my local apple store.

People are camping out Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not camping out for this one. I'll just order mine from Apple.com this weekend. My afternoon will be spent trying to break my other cell phone contract.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speaking of breaking cell phone contract - what excuses work these days?

Going out of the country? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DCGuy wrote:
speaking of breaking cell phone contract - what excuses work these days?

Going out of the country? Smile


I'm going with my dog ate the phone. Surprised

Just kidding. I'm not sure what to tell them yet. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/how-to-get-out-of-your-cellphone-contract-by-moving-229402.php
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