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Thread: Apple stores not taking cash?
02-27-2008, 01:51 PM #1Apple stores not taking cash?
I was at an apple store the other night to pick up another Iphone. I was gonna pay with good old greenbacks. One of the managers told me you can't pay with cash anymore corp. policy. No Iphones can be purchased with cash. Has to be a credit/debit card or with apple gift cards. No big deal I said!(whipped out my black american expresss) NOT REALLY! (just dreaming) I laughed cause I never had cash be denied before anywhere that I purchase goods or services. Anyway maybe this is something apple has been doing for some time now and is old news. I just thought it was pretty wild! LOL
02-28-2008, 07:53 AM #2
HUH??? No cash?? WTF is that all about? Hhaha! Weird, I have never heard of that either! WOW!! Now cash is not good enough??
UGH!! Apple is pissing me off with all their crap! BUT, I STILL LOVE MY IPHONE!!
Well, that's good to know, since I have already dropped my iphone about 4 times, next time, I'm sure I will be at the store buying a new one, so I guess I better not forget to take MY black American Express! Hhahaha I wish too!Stay Sexy, Sweet, and Wonderful!
02-28-2008, 08:11 AM #3
It's because of the low value of the Dollar, and now Apple only take credit cards or Euros in their US storesTo live, you have to lie
02-28-2008, 08:15 AM #4
yeah this is crap....just because they want to track the purchase...you should always be able to use cash!Formerly of modmymoto.com ..now upgraded to 2.1 & jailbroken using quickpwn
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02-28-2008, 08:21 AM #5
yep this happen to me also... but i flip they had to call the police to take me out the store....
02-28-2008, 08:33 AM #6
assuming that the generational gap between us all is relatively small; I will say 3 things. First Wake the hell up!!!!; to what once was slowly but now is rapidly happening here and abroad and how its all tied in to the same thing. Two; get angry about it especially because it is natural to get angry about it. Thirdly research it for your self and know that the world is but a stage and people only seem for the most part to live on level one. Yes there is a rabbit hole. Read. Listen. Learn. No Seriously. Webster Tarpley, Alex Jones, Ron Paul. Its not scary or crazy to gain knowledge. Don't get mad @ Apple until you get mad generally.None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See
02-28-2008, 09:25 AM #7
So rather than having a sh!t fit buy one at an AT&T store.. we still take cash for em in my store. Just don't tell the rep "it's a gift" then they'll send you on your merry way. We make comission off of activations so lie if you plan on unlocking
02-28-2008, 09:32 AM #8
02-28-2008, 09:58 AM #9
But they do accept apple gift card? That's interesting, because if I dont want them to track me buying iphone, I can just buy a gift card with cash and use that gift card to buy iphone no?
02-28-2008, 10:00 AM #10
Apple violated policy #1 in the FCC by refusing to unlock the iphones when all phones must be unlocked by the carrier if asked to do so by the consumer.
Now Apple has stepped over the line of the U.S.D.O.T. by refusing legal tender for product. If you look on the front of that piece of paper your tried to hand them it says "for all debts public and private" and cannot be refused by United States law as a form of payment.
............but that's the United States of Apple for ya..... always thinking they are bigger than the f'kin government.Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
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02-28-2008, 10:43 AM #11
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02-28-2008, 11:21 AM #12
Been that way since the last production weeks of 1.1.1. Bought my wifes phone around then and had to pay with credit/debit card.
02-28-2008, 11:33 AM #13
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02-28-2008, 02:06 PM #15
I live in Arizona and all of the apple stores are doing this here. Only with iphone purchases! Yeah they want to track sales. .I suppose you can pay cash for other items. The loop hole if you want to pay with cash would be purchasing a gift card and then getting your phone. Dude at apple store told me they have to do this because to many people are doing the ebay thing, and selling them overseas and what have you! I could of easily paid with a debit/credit but I like to make things difficult so I bought a gift card and went that route. Made the managers mad I think! I guess they have been doing this for a while. Oh well!
Last edited by JoeVegas; 02-28-2008 at 02:08 PM. Reason: I'm retard!
02-28-2008, 02:52 PM #16
why dont u just use that cash to buy gift cards (if thats allowed). then use those gift cards to buy the iphone? hahahit thanks if thanks are due.
02-28-2008, 04:24 PM #17
02-28-2008, 06:14 PM #18
The one near me takes cash. I called.
02-28-2008, 07:37 PM #19
Weird, my money says "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private"
02-28-2008, 10:10 PM #20
this happened to me three months ago...they told me it was because people have been unlocking phones. and the they said to me that u can't unlock the new version anyway (at the time 1.1.1) and as they handed me the bag i laughed and said...ohh yes u can!