Don't Want to Wait in Line for iPhone 6? Hire This Guy

People have paid professional line waiter Robert Samuel to wait for everything from iPhones to cronuts.
5:39 | 09/20/14

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Tonight, with apple's iPhone 6 shattering prerecoorders, we'll go inside the bizarre world of line sitting. Welcome to the brisk business of waiting. Here's Darren ravell. Reporter: For many, the iPhone is an item that's earned, not given. But what if you can get this without doing this? Enter Robert Samuel and his company, professional line sitters. These are prime positions here, for purchasing. Reporter: Ending up here starts here hours before the doors open. 38 hours. We have the patience of job. No problem. Reporter: They're scouting out which locations will be best. Know your location at the bathroom. Bring a chair. What's the longest you've waited in line? 17 hours. 19 hours for the iPhone 5s last year. Two hours. Reporter: Samuel works full-time as a security guard, but getting paid $100 to wait for the iPhone five. Many require waiting in line -- Jordan sneaker releases. Women's shoe sample sales. Robert does it all. So, you're the only male in the line? Sometimes. Reporter: And people on help sites like task rabbit have hourly rates, too. But Robert says he's more experiences and more well-known. I come up first in all the searches. Reporter: There's no extra cost fordelivery. But full rate for 38 hours is $765. And what a wait it is. It's 6:22, Thursday morning. And these are the iPhone 6s being unloaded from the truck. Reporter: Five hours later, with 21 hours to go, Alex is already getting delirious. 11:21. I'm going to try something. Boredom is setting in. Reporter: T-14 hours until the release of the iPhone 6. Look at the line, all the way down. Let me show you why you hire a professional. Robert is right there in front. A little bit tired. Customer number one. One of his customers is Jeff, playing $1,100 in waiting time to get six iPhone 6s. He's very good at what he does. Reporter: And some people say this is a business. It absolutely is. I trust him enough to get me my iPhone tomorrow. So obviously, he's good at what he does. On top of his game. He's quick. Reporter: With seven hours to go, the wait gets to Alex. He can't do it anymore. The next thing we know, he's in a night club. I'm going to go back to the line before it's time to buy a phone. I went to the club. I don't know why. Reporter: Meanwhile, the main group is still at the store, waiting out the final hours. I'm always happy when I'm first in line. And now, the end of the line goes all the way back. This is my best achievement ever in line. Reporter: 38 hours after getting in line -- It's been a long two days. The apple iPhone 6. Reporter: They have their prize. We did it. Reporter: Two phones short because Alex bailed. No, no. You're laughing like it's a joke. It's not a joke, okay? I have to explain to this guy in another country that I don't have all his phones. Reporter: Robert gets two additional iPhones, making all his clients happy. It's like Christmas in September. Three. And let's double check the colors. I labeled everything. How was it? It was an experience. Reporter: Good things come to people who wait. Or the people they wait for. For "Nightline," I'm Darren ravell, in New York.

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