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Don't want to wait in line for the new iPhone? Hire a line sitter


Eau Claire (WQOW) - An odd-jobs hiring service has some news for people who can't wait to get their hands on the new iPhone but can't stand the thought of camping out in line.

TaskRabbit launched its "skip the line" campaign immediately after Apple announced its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

The site says people can pay "line-sitters" to go to Apple stores early on Friday. Users can set their own rates, but the company is suggesting a price of $14 an hour for people to wait in line.

TaskRabbit charges a 20 percent service fee.

A TaskRabbit spokesman says Apple is okay with this practice.

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