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The NYTimes reports that resellers continue to line up overnight for Apple’s iPad 2 in New York often earning over $400/night for their two iPads, much more than a typical local immigrant job pays.

The ironic thing is that these things are being sent all the way back to the same country as produces these things, enriching a number of buyers and carriers along the way.

As I had anticipated, a store clerk said they were out of stock and recommended that I check back the following morning. When I asked what time I should arrive, the clerk hesitated, looked around as if about to tell me a secret and said: “Well, do you see that group of people outside? They’re already here waiting for tomorrow’s shipment of iPads.” I looked, and saw that outside the store sat a small group of Chinese men and women ready with camping chairs and apparently all the time in the world, preparing for a chilly night on New York’s streets as they waited to buy the iPad 2.

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