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A crazed Apple fanboi has offered to change his name by deed poll to the name of whoever will sell him a ticket to the Apple dev conference in June.

In an ad posted on Craigslist, the man (we assume he's a man) lays out his offer: "I will legally change my name to yours for a WWDC ticket – $1,600."

Apple WWDC 2012 poster, credit Apple

For some software devs specialising in the Cupertino-based Foxconn-rebranders operating systems, the wait was fruitless:

All 5,000 of the $1,600 tickets for Apple's five-day dev conference – WWDC, which begins on 11 June, sold out within two hours of going on sale on Wednesday at 5.30 PST (12.30 GMT). Tickets this year are non-transferrable, so simple resales are just not possible.

There's no financial perk for the seller in the Craigslister's offer: unless it says Jebodiah on your birth certificate, he only offers the cost price of the ticket – $1,600 – but he is chucking in some helpful impersonation services into the deal. That Craigslist ad in full:

WWDC tickets are non transferable this year, so naturally I'm willin to legally change my name to yours in order to buy your ticket. To sweeten the deal I will perform the following duties on your behalf for one year:

  • Jury duty
  • DMV license/registration
  • Any of your court ordered community service up to 40 hours
  • Visit your senile grandfather once a month
  • If your name happens to be Jebodiah there is an extra $500 bonus. Thanks!

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