Free tote bag from KL’s Apple Store opening being resold online for hundreds of ringgit


Whether these tote bags will actually find buyers remains to be seen, especially considering the high asking prices. — Bloomberg

In the wake of the long-awaited Malaysian Apple Store launch last weekend, it appears that people are now cashing in on the free tote bags given out by the tech giant on opening day.

These tote bags were distributed to early visitors to commemorate the first Malaysian store opening in The Exchange TRX mall in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday (June 22).

The bags, featuring vertical text reading “JOM” and a small Apple logo on the back, have now found their way to online secondhand marketplaces like Carousell and Facebook Marketplace, where they are being sold for prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of ringgit.

Many of the listings are for tote bags in brand-new condition, still sealed in their original packaging. — Screenshots of Carousell and Facebook MarketplaceMany of the listings are for tote bags in brand-new condition, still sealed in their original packaging. — Screenshots of Carousell and Facebook Marketplace

Many of the listings are for tote bags in brand-new condition, still sealed in their original packaging.

One particularly "enterprising" user on Carousell even has a listing up for RM10,000. Whether these tote bags will actually find buyers remains to be seen, especially considering the high asking price.

Videos of huge crowds lining up for entry during the store’s opening day have circulated on social media, highlighting the anticipation surrounding the arrival of a physical Apple Store in Malaysia.

The company garnered a similar reception when it opened a new store in Shanghai, China, back in March this year.

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