The Chinese love Apple, never mind the fact that Apple products here are considerably more expensive here than in Hong Kong, the US and other places. After a long wait, sales of the iPad 2, priced at RMB3,688 and above, finally began on Friday 8am in Shanghai and Beijing. Many Apple fanatics queued overnight for the device and massive queues were seen outside Apple stores in both cities. But as Global Times noted, scalpers formed the majority of the queue. For each iPad 2, scalpers generally ask for a markup of between 150 and 400 RMB.
Photos from Yahoo China.