“Beijing Morning News reports that local ticket scalpers have found a new way to make money on Apple: booking up all available Genius Bar appointments and then offering them for sale online,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.
The scalpers “use a bunch of email addresses to make the appointments then advertise them online,” Lovejoy reports. “Appointments sell for 10- yuan ($1.60-6.40) in a country where the average monthly salary is equivalent to $580.”
Lovejoy reports, “A Beijing Morning News reporter found there were no appointments available on the Apple site for iPhone, iPad or iPod. They contacted one of the advertisers asking for an appointment the next day and were offered a choice of two local stores and two time slots.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]