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Pending Release of iPhone Spawns Offers, Ads

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Pending Release of iPhone Spawns Offers, Ads

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Pending Release of iPhone Spawns Offers, Ads

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With only five days left before Apple's iPhone is released, the Web is buzzing with anticipation.

At least one iPhone promotion isn't coming from Apple, but from YouTube. And on the Craig's List Web site, there are even offers to buy iPhones ahead of the release date for a hefty premium.

And there are thousands of listings from people describing themselves as "line-waiters."

They say they'll stand in line a day ahead of time to be sure you get the phone on June 29. The going price: $250, excluding the phone.