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Chinese scalpers booking all Genius Bar appointments

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, July 29, 2013
News Categories: Apple

Chinese scalpers are booking all available Genius Bar appointments and selling them online, according to the Beijing Morning Post (translated link). Customers looking to book Genius Bar appointments at local Chinese Apple stores often find that all appointments have been taken. After searching for alternatives online, they discover that scalpers are selling the appointments for 10 Yuan to 40 Yuan — about $1.60 to $6.50. Reporters attempted to contact Apple on the matter but did not get a response by press time. [via 9to5Mac]

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It would be easy enough to simply verify that they have an Apple ID with credit card.  And an Apple ID can be limited to one appointment.

Posted by jameskatt on July 29, 2013 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

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