Thousands of committed faithful lumbered into New York's historic Grand Central Station Friday morning like a mob of retail zombies arriving to take part in the opening of Apple's newest Grand Central Terminal store.
The doors of the massive 23,000-square-foot retail space opened at 10:00 a.m. with employees handing out some 4,000 commemorative t-shirts to guests along with an official visitors guide. Apple indicated that 2,500 people were waiting in line before the the store opened, and the location had nearly 4,000 visitors by 12:30.
The limited edition shirt was an object of desire in high demand and typically accompanies new Apple store grand openings around the globe. The t-shirt graphic reads “Apple Store Grand Central” in a style that resembles a train schedule.
Visitors who snagged a shirt wasted no time attempting to turn a profit on the highly sought after giveaway with numerous posts appearing on Ebay some time after noon. You can find a handful of the commemorative shirts for sale with Buy It Now prices of up to $150 for some and the lowest starting bid set at $30.
One unopened t-shirt along with a visitors guide, sold almost immediately after hitting Ebay for $100 early on, then it was quickly re-listed by the buyer for $150. If you don't think hawking Apple store grand opening t-shirts is a lucrative business, you might want to think again.
[Photo at top by Dave from NY]