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Two shy geeks delay sales of the iPod mini in Japan

Peter Rojas
Apple Store Tokyo

So something like 1,500 people patiently lined up outside the Apple Store in Tokyo this past Saturday to buy the iPod mini on the day of its release in Japan only to have their wait extended by an additional ten minutes when the two guys at the head of the line refused to enter the building because they didn't want their picture taken by any of the reporters massed around the store's entrance. This being Japan, the employees at the store were too polite to just toss them aside and let in other, less camera-shy customers (they would have lasted two seconds in New York), so they calmly negotiated with the two men, guaranteeing them their pick of colors if they would step aside.

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