I’ll wait for you!

How much would you pay someone to wait in line for you to get tickets to your favorite band’s concert? To be the first to get your hands on new technology products? For entrance into a popular restaurant or club?

While at the University of Texas, J and I used to wait in line for hours in between classes just to get into the lottery to secure tickets to the big football games. But sometimes, we’d wait so long that we’d have to abandon our place just to go to class, and we’d loose our chance at the lottery seat!

We think it would be great to create a website or app (www.takemyplace.com?) that allows people to connect with others who are willing to market their patience. You would be able to find someone who is willing to hold your spot in line if you have something important to take care of for a moment, or even do all the waiting and buying FOR you (at a price, of course). It would work great for people who want tickets to out-of-town events that you have to stand in line for AND for people who have a little extra time on their hands and can use it to make a few extra bucks.

It would also cut down on the number of people committing one of the greatest of social annoyances: line-cutting!

What do you think? Any web developers out there who want to make it happen?


About Erin Eby

Art director and general design junkie.
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2 Responses to I’ll wait for you!

  1. Jason Miller says:

    This is what personal assistants are for!

    I’m not sure there are enough micro-markets for this, though you have a point, it would work well on college campuses. Plenty of kids with too much time on their hands. How about beerforwaiting.com?

    • Erin Eby says:

      Good point… I don’t know if there would be enough demand but I’m thinking that for big publicized events (concerts, games, new tech sales, American Idol auditions… haha) it could work. I love beerforwaiting.com btw ;)

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