Betting markets in everything

BetUS.com figures the odds are 20-1 that someone will get trampled
while scrambling to snag one June 29.  The site has also put odds on how
long the batteries will last and whether the devices will be recalled.

Here is the source, and thanks to John De Palma for the pointer.  There are many other odds at the link, spontaneous combustion of the phone is listed at 150-1.

Comments

What are the odds of us knowing that the post is about the iphone without Mr. Cowen telling us?

Comments for this post are closed

!

Comments for this post are closed

What are the odds that it'll be a dud?

Comments for this post are closed

what i like about this is the chance to hedge your purchase of the phone a little bit. if battery life is a major concern, which it is for me, you can put a $60 bet against the battery life and either a) lose the bet and a little bit of cash but have the phone you were looking for or b) cover the price of the phone if it doesn't live up to what you were hoping

Comments for this post are closed

At first I thought it was about the new Harry Potter book...

Comments for this post are closed

The idea for creating these odds and a host of others surrounding the iPhone was spurred by past electronic firsts that have been greeted with enthusiasm but also a slew of unrealized defects and bugs.

Comments for this post are closed

Comments for this post are closed