Group of "Laptop Hunters" Prove You CAN Get a Mac for Cheap

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scubesolution

 

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Khaled

haha, excellent title choice.

 

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gendoikari1

Imagine them trying to break into the glass cube that is one of the New York locations. Throw a brick, the entire store (above ground) breaks.

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Trooper_One

Five Finger Discount - The ultimate discount of them all!

 ... seriously having a guard is helpul, but they needed additional security layers to slow down the thief (e.g.. needed laptop locks to table)

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Havok

 Or maybe they should try using security cages like all normal businesses do. Heck, even dollar stores use them!

 

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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Nightwing94

But still, 23 seconds is pretty damn impressive. I bet they are a vigilante group headed up by Steve Ballmer.

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PhoneyVirus

Before the big memory price crash in mid-1996, memory had maintained a fairly
consistent price for many years of about $40 per megabyte. A typical
configuration back then of 16MB cost more than $600. In fact, memory was so
expensive at that time that it was worth more than its weight in gold. These
high prices caught the attention of criminals and memory module manufacturers
were robbed at gunpoint in several large heists.

This is what mac reminds me of I hate macs alot, you want mac install Ubuntu o I almost for got Ubuntu is FREE! FREE! FREE!

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optionboy16

Some Apple stores in upscale areas aren't locked down.  I know in my town, they aren't.  It's not as big, but you could do the same thing.  These kids knew what they were doing.  I watched on the History channel how a bank robber threw a brick at a bank window and timed the police response.  They used that information to time there robbery later.  It wouldn't be hard, but you'd have to have some balls.

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Devo85x

Apple can pay for it with the money they have stolen from customers!

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Sonickid101

Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise.

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johnny3144

the news guy almost sounded like he is cheering for the thief like some kind of sport.

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WFUJay

Apple had it coming to them ever since they started price gouging the public.

I hope these guys never get caught. 

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thegamepro

The convenient magnetic powercords and sleek design of the macbooks make them easier to steal. 

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snapple00

Good thing Macs are so innovative and have 'trip proof' power cords for easy stealing! No hassling trying to figure out how to un plug the laptop when it can simply be ripped from the wall without damage!

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DBsantos77

LOL That is a very good point!

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snapple00

Now that is a good headline for the article!

I actually lol'd.

I wonder what that security guard would have done. Somehow I have a feeling he was in on it.

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comptech08

I think he might have been in on it too.  One thing is why were these computers or ipods not locked down?  I have been to an Apple store before and everything was locked down.

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Caboose

 Could be their new slogan!

Macs... The only way you can afford one, is to steal it!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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dracx619

saw this on ebaums....its pretty hillarious. wonder if they plan on hitting other stores besides apple. seems there was definitely some planning

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Havok

 If say, all the Mac book pros were the small 13 inch unit at 1,339 (which they probably weren't) and the ipods were all 8 gb( once again, they probably all weren't 8), the total value stolen would have been AT LEAST $41,508. Apple certainly got boned on this one.

 

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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vistageek

Well, that might be what they were asking for them, but that is not what they were worth. I wouldn't pay that much for one.  ;-)

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Havok

 I got those prices from apple's very own website. Apparently, if it is white, or silver, and has a bitten apple on it, it's worth ten times as much

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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mesiah

Just think how much those things would cost if they had a whole apple on them!

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webhead

That depends on what you mean by "worth", just makes me curious if when they add up the total loss do they include the "apple tax"?

 

BOOSH!

 

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