The iTicket, and Moving To the Front of The Line


After calling around to the three Portland area stores I found out that all three had iPhones in stock, and were handing out the ‘golden ticket’ above, to let you know you were going to get a phone–either that day if you wanted to wait, or any other time you came in, and of course, wanted to wait. I snagged a ticket, got in line and proceeded to wait about 45-60 minutes, got prequalified, and then got my iPhone.

An interesting thing happened while I was waiting. I noticed a hip looking, attractive blond gal walk in, ask someone about the line, get a ticket, and them mill around the store a bit. There were still people behind me when I got called up for my phone, so I was surprised to see a few moments later that the ‘lady in pink’ had somehow ended up standing with the guy who was pre-qualifying just a few minutes earlier, iPhone bag in hand, at an activation screen. The same folks waiting were still waiting.

I asked the person helping me if she knew how that lady hopped the line, and she said “I have no idea. It might be a business thing.” I asked another person on my wait out, and she kind of shrugged it off too. But I’m still curious to know if she either a) somehow managed to talk the whole line into letting her skip to the front, or b) had some special business pass at Apple to let her skip the line, or c) simply wooed the Apple dude into letting her skip the line.

Anyone know of an actual Golden Ticket that lets you skip to the front of the line?

  1. Geez Columbo, what do you think? Of course it was because she was hot. Most geeks swoon over the hot girls over at my local Applestore. They’re cute, but real dumb.

    hammer says...
    July 29th, 2008 at 10:23 am
  2. Maybe she had golden cups? They come in various lettered sizes and I hear will get women on the fast track of any line, especially with clubs.

    Anthony says...
    July 29th, 2008 at 10:38 am
  3. It sounds like she simply skipped the line and didn’t get caught.
    You can enter the Apple store on the premise that you’re there for any other reason. Once inside I’m sure the next available person said “can I help you” to which she said “I want an iPhone” and he helped her, assuming she had waited in line.

    Amazing how you can fool people when you play it cool.
    I’m sure distracting him with her good looks helped.

    RF9 says...
    July 29th, 2008 at 11:53 am
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