Every time a new iPhone starts, apart from all the praise and criticism, there is a mood disorder to ridicule the premium price tags. But that does not prevent people from queuing out of Apple Stores to get the latest models. While there are millions of iPhone buyers, some tend to stand out as the first buyer of the iPhone 6 who had lost his brand new phone during an interview. Now, there is another on the list.
A man in Russia went into an Apple store with a bathtub full of coins just to buy the latest iPhone XS. The incident came to light after a video showing that the whole incident became a virus in the social media. The video was posted to blogger Svyatoslav Kovalenko at Instagram and had crossed 34,000 appearances in one day.
The viral video shows a group of men filling a coin bathtub and then transferring it to a mall in Moscow. The buyer and his friends struggled to take the bathtub into the mall as they stopped, but somehow managed to take them to the Apple store. Towards the end of the video, the Russian man can see the purchase of the iPhone XS.
According to the blogger who published the video, the bathtub weighed almost 350 kg, naturally because it had about 100,000 Russian rubles, equivalent to $ 1,400 – the price of the iPhone XS 256GB. A photo of an Apple employee who measures coins while the buyer patiently waits for his finish was also shared on Facebook. It was definitely not the ideal day for the worker.
But why go through the problem of transferring a really heavy bathtub full of coins just to buy an iPhone. Well, there is a message Kovalenko said his video meant to carry. Russian shops usually have not changed accounts or small bills, which sometimes lead customers away.
We hope the message will be taken out loud and clear. You can watch the embedded video below.