HUGE iPhone Purchase at Apple Store Last Night

mjeagent

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Was at the Tysons Corner, VA Apple Store last night. I was there to buy a sports armband for my new IPod Nano (courtesy of Mr. Jobs' $100 credit x 2).
Anyway, there was guy behind me in line...about 40 years old and waiting very patiently. I purchased my armband and he came up behind me to the same checkout counter. I was fiddling with my bag and receipt when I heard him udder the words "I need to purchase 51 iPhones."
That is a lot of iPhones. Funny thing is that there was no reaction from the sales rep/checkout guy. He simply opened the drawer below his register and began to pull each one out. Wiped out the black AMEX and he was on his way.
Hope he doesn't have to activate them all himself!
 

NoHomo

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hows he posed to carry 51 iPhones come on now
 

wildonrio

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Was at the Tysons Corner, VA Apple Store last night. I was there to buy a sports armband for my new IPod Nano (courtesy of Mr. Jobs' $100 credit x 2).
Anyway, there was guy behind me in line...about 40 years old and waiting very patiently. I purchased my armband and he came up behind me to the same checkout counter. I was fiddling with my bag and receipt when I heard him udder the words "I need to purchase 51 iPhones."
That is a lot of iPhones. Funny thing is that there was no reaction from the sales rep/checkout guy. He simply opened the drawer below his register and began to pull each one out. Wiped out the black AMEX and he was on his way.
Hope he doesn't have to activate them all himself!
With tax that would be over $20,000... Are you sure about this?
 

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With tax that would be over $20,000... Are you sure about this?
Many businessses believe that in order to portray the most professional image, is to have their employees looking as clean, and up-to-date as possible.

This is the reason so many companies spend millions of dollars to have their employees driving luxury cars. The last thing a major corporation wants it for an employee to roll up to a businesss deal in a pento.

Or to be caught exchanging contacts with his...sidekick.

There are not many registered private black card users. The majority are businessses.

Besides....they get a major tax write off.
 

wildonrio

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I didn't think a lot of businessses were buying iPhones since there's no businesss plan discount for the iPhone yet. This has always made me upset, since I qualify for the businesss discount but not while I own the iPhone.
 

J-Sauce

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I didn't think a lot of businessses were buying iPhones since there's no businesss plan discount for the iPhone yet. This has always made me upset, since I qualify for the businesss discount but not while I own the iPhone.
Well, it could just be a super high class corporation.

Then again....maybe the dude just has a big family ?
 

OJsakila

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Many businessses believe that in order to portray the most professional image, is to have their employees looking as clean, and up-to-date as possible.

This is the reason so many companies spend millions of dollars to have their employees driving luxury cars. The last thing a major corporation wants it for an employee to roll up to a businesss deal in a pento.

Or to be caught exchanging contacts with his...sidekick.

There are not many registered private black card users. The majority are businessses.

Besides....they get a major tax write off.
I totally agree. Could this be an early Christmas bonus for 51 lucky employees?
 
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Was at the Tysons Corner, VA Apple Store last night. I was there to buy a sports armband for my new IPod Nano (courtesy of Mr. Jobs' $100 credit x 2).
Anyway, there was guy behind me in line...about 40 years old and waiting very patiently. I purchased my armband and he came up behind me to the same checkout counter. I was fiddling with my bag and receipt when I heard him udder the words "I need to purchase 51 iPhones."
That is a lot of iPhones. Funny thing is that there was no reaction from the sales rep/checkout guy. He simply opened the drawer below his register and began to pull each one out. Wiped out the black AMEX and he was on his way.
Hope he doesn't have to activate them all himself!
Sounds unusual that a Centurion Amex cardholder (or "Black" card) would be walking into an Apple store and number one hoping they have 51 phones in stock and number two lugging them out the door.

To get the card (by invitation only) you have to spend at least $250k...yes $250,000 per year and the annual fee is $2,500. But the thing that is most odd about this guy standing in an Apple store line is that he also gets a concierge and personal shopper (with a direct phone line to a shopper assigned EXCLUSIVELY to him) as part of the Centurion card day to day service.

So all he would need to do is pick up the phone and say have x number of iPhones at this address by this time. And miraculously Amex would make it happen.

But hey...you saw it....
 

connie

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Many businessses believe that in order to portray the most professional image, is to have their employees looking as clean, and up-to-date as possible.

This is the reason so many companies spend millions of dollars to have their employees driving luxury cars. The last thing a major corporation wants it for an employee to roll up to a businesss deal in a pento.

Or to be caught exchanging contacts with his...sidekick.

There are not many registered private black card users. The majority are businessses.

Besides....they get a major tax write off.
Well I would like to work for one of these companies!:p
 

Saurabh

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I live in alexandria VA, Tysons corner is like 15 minutes for here.
 

Indy

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Hehe, that'd been one helluva rebate if had bought early! 5100 bucks!

Think how much he could've pocketed if he had bought them within' 14 days of the price drop! 10200 bucks!

:cool:
 

mjeagent

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Sounds unusual that a Centurion Amex cardholder (or "Black" card) would be walking into an Apple store and number one hoping they have 51 phones in stock and number two lugging them out the door.

To get the card (by invitation only) you have to spend at least $250k...yes $250,000 per year and the annual fee is $2,500. But the thing that is most odd about this guy standing in an Apple store line is that he also gets a concierge and personal shopper (with a direct phone line to a shopper assigned EXCLUSIVELY to him) as part of the Centurion card day to day service.

So all he would need to do is pick up the phone and say have x number of iPhones at this address by this time. And miraculously Amex would make it happen.

But hey...you saw it....
I was thinking the same thing when I saw him whip out the black card. First, it took me a few seconds to realize what the card was since I had never seen one before. Then, I thought "why not just order this many online and have them shipped."
He looked like a normal, middle-aged, white guy.
I didn't have the balls to ask him what his intentions were with the units. I hung around at the counter so long after my purchase that I'm sure he was beginning to get leery of me.