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A man has queued in the hope of becoming the first person on earth to buy a New iPad doesn’t even want a new iPad and may have spent days pavement-surfing to no avail.

He just wants the $AUD950 the crowdsourcing service is paying him to queue while wearing one of its logo-emblazoned t-shirts.

According to news.co.au, former truck driver Stephen Parkes thinks iPads are a bit of an indulgence. He will therefore, once purchased, hand the iPad over to the CEO of the crowdsourcing company at the end of his five-day pavement-surfing stint, which thanks to Australia’s time zone and the size of Apple’s Sydney store meant he’d have stood a very good chance of being the first human to make such a purchase. However, they are both likely lose out on their attention-seeking goal, as Australia’s Apple stores will open at 8:00 AM local time (9:00PM Thursday GMT) whilst local telcos have since announced they will open their stores at midnight. Australia’s dominant telco, Telstra, has a flagship store literally across the road from the Apple store where Parkes is queuing. With rain forecast for tonight, Parkes is in for a nasty time.

The USA, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, will also have new iPad for sale on Friday.

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