Want to be the first of your friends and co-workers with the just-released iPhone 5, but can’t fathom standing in line for hours at the Apple Store? You’re in luck — it costs just $55 on TaskRabbit to hire someone to do it for you. For about one-quarter of what you’ll pay for the iPhone 5 with two-year activation, you can get someone to stand in line for you for up to four hours. Here’s how it works: once you sign up for the task at your preferred Apple Store, you’ll be contacted by your assigned “TaskRabbit” within 48 hours. Come Sept. 21, your TaskRabbit will hold your spot in line for up to four hours. Read the full story at Mashable.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.