Actors Paid To Line Up for iPhone 3G in Poland !?

This one should get the iPhone-haters, WinMob Supporters, RIM Followers, and Treo Elderly (?) to come out of the woodworks. According to one of those reputable, old-timer print publications, Orange Poland has reportedly paid actors to line up for Poland's release of our favorite toy, the iPhone 3G.

"We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone," a spokesman said

Supposedly it's part of a marketing campaign to drive up interest in the iPhone 3G. I'm assuming the logic goes if people see that people want it, they'll want it themselves...riiight. The competing carrier (Era aka T-Mobile Poland) which also distributes the iPhone 3G reportedly has no lines so I'm not sure if creating lines will create demand. In fact, we at TiPb are fairly certain that many of us hate lines.

What do you think? Would you buy a product because it looks like it's going to be popular? What do you think the 'actors' are going to do when Orange Poland asks for personal information? Is this the most ridiculous act of advertising ever?


  • That's plum crazy, but probably not bad mob psychology at its root. Guess we'll see how it works out for them...
  • Thank you Mr. Ahmed El Beih for a clearly off topic post... go take your dribble elsewhere.
  • The worst part is that some of the actors sold their "place" in line for up to $175. How's that for a scam?