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Is First-In-Line-Guy Greg Packer a Fraud?

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Remember Greg Packer from this morning's round-up of iPad hysteria? He's the dude who has been in line since Tuesday to get the iPad. Well, our sister site, Racked NY, went to look for Packer last night and could find neither hair nor hide of him. Instead, there was a Bavarian dude in his place, pretending to be first in line (too). "We are just pretending for photos, but we will be in the line for Saturday morning," the German guy told our reporter. First-in-line fraudsters? What on earth will publicity whores dream up next? [RNY]