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Apple (AAPL) aborts retail sales of the iPhone 4S in China after customers queuing overnight in...

Apple (AAPL) aborts retail sales of the iPhone 4S in China after customers queuing overnight in freezing temperatures became aggressive in a botched debut that saw the flagship store fail to open while other stores sold out of the phone in one day. Not quite what China Unicom (CHU) had in mind when it said it planned to aggressively promote the iPhone 4S.
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  • vtorch
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    Consumerism in China ...
    13 Jan 2012, 03:53 AM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    Due to scalpers they didn't open the Bejing store, their biggest store but they sold out everywhere else.
    13 Jan 2012, 06:39 AM Reply Like
  • Jim Sack
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    What do you mean, because of scalpers?
    13 Jan 2012, 07:48 AM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    There were 100s of scalpers lined up to buy out the entire inventory in Bejing and they started fighting among themselves.
    13 Jan 2012, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • Jim Sack
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    Thanks, that explains things. The wire stories I saw did not explain the cause which might have been interpreted as some sort of Apple failure. It is rather the opposite as is noted below by User 509088.
    13 Jan 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • Jim Sack
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    Does anyone know why the store failed to open?
    13 Jan 2012, 07:21 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    just really nice buzz- eggs rather than rocks or fire bombs. it's a boo we want it, not a boo we hate it.

     

    it's on every screen that gets international news. there's cell phones, there's iphones.

     

    beautiful. like paying girls to scream at the early beatles. sooner or later the behaviour becomes adoptive and then it's automatised.

     

    every ox skinner in the provinces is going to want one too.
    13 Jan 2012, 07:24 AM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Scalpers are very well organized this time and they arrive by the coach buses. It's just pandemonium out there in China.
    13 Jan 2012, 01:20 PM Reply Like
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