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Meet the Dudes Who Make $1K a Week Waiting in Lines

Robert Samuel charges $25 for the first hour and $10 every following half-hour

(Newser) - Robert Samuel is a professional time-killer. As the founder and CEO of Same Ole Line Dudes (or SOLD) in New York, he'll keep your place in line to ensure you get your hands on "iPhones, the latest Air Jordans, or the hottest Broadway tix in town." SOLD...

Man in iPhone 4 Line Mugged
 Man in iPhone 4 Line Mugged 
plus more fom the queues

Man in iPhone 4 Line Mugged

Technophiles get in line, plus some early complaints

(Newser) - iPhone 4 mania is upon us: Long lines, early complaints, and...a mugging? News from the endless queues waiting for the device, which went on sale today in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan:
  • While those waiting in line were more than willing to give up their money to

'Tunnel People' Get Probe of Inaugural Ticket Mess

Thousands waited in tunnel; Feinstein apologizes

(Newser) - As President Obama’s inauguration approached, thousands of would-be spectators got stuck in an immobile line that stretched into a tunnel beneath the National Mall. And there they waited, for hours, missing the ceremony despite their tickets. With their plight getting more publicity—yep, there's now a Facebook group—Sen....

Thousands With Tickets Turned Away From Mall

(Newser) - While some fought to escape the Mall after the inauguration, thousands of frustrated ticketholders were barred from entering to see the swearing in of President Barack Obama, the Washington Post reports. “It is irresponsible to issue all of these tickets and not let the people in,” one Californian...

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