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  You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir. 
 
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Adam Kolak Oct 27, 2007, 12:54pm EDT Report Abuse
Apple Inc. no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071027/ap_on_hi_te/apple_iphone;_...KnhqIjtBAF

There are people I know who only buy things with cash, like my dad.


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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 27, 2007, 01:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Thats bulls**t. Cash is still a form of currency and should be allowed to purchase the iPhone. People could still buy the damn phone. All they would have to do is go to a different store and get two more.

Scumbag Blues Oct 27, 2007, 08:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Whatever. If Apple burns for this, let them burn. Sooner or later, they'll realize that the stuff they make is catered for the consumers and not for their own satisfaction.

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Sean Costello Oct 27, 2007, 08:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
I bet 100% they want people to pay in other means then cash because they want their information so they can keep contacting it, thats what i think.

Sorry if it says that in the article, didn't read it.

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Adam Kolak Oct 27, 2007, 09:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Sean Costello said:
I bet 100% they want people to pay in other means then cash because they want their information

Exactly, they think it will stop people from unlocking and reselling them.

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Suspended User Oct 27, 2007, 10:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Do they take stamps?

Thats still a form of currency....they better, I just bought $1000 worth of stamps so I could buy this iPhone.....

Adam Kolak Oct 27, 2007, 10:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
I wonder if they will take gold? I'll come in with a brick of gold, and tell them that it's either $399 worth of Gold or $399 cash otherwise I'm gonna go buy a Windows Mobile phone lol...

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FordGT90Concept Oct 28, 2007, 12:39am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Cash makes me nervous. It's so easy to lose, be stolen, damage beyond recognition, etc. I trust a bank more than myself with money, apparently. Ah well. I'm not planning on buying any cellphone in this lifetime. :)

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Suspended User Oct 28, 2007, 12:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Does the States implement Eftpos much? Or is it all credit and cash?

Al-CID Oct 28, 2007, 02:11am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
i only can pay with cash, since I am underage for credit cards.

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FordGT90Concept Oct 28, 2007, 10:21am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Kieran Blenkarne said:
Does the States implement Eftpos much? Or is it all credit and cash?

Visa and MasterCard bebe. I order everything online via credit card than pay off the card issuer with an EFT.

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Mike L. Oct 28, 2007, 05:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
And that's probably got to be the most asinine thing I've ever heard in my life. So ... if someone wants to pay with cash, they can't!? What a bunch of sickos.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 28, 2007, 05:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Kieran Blenkarne said:
Does the States implement Eftpos much? Or is it all credit and cash?

What the hell is "Eftpos?"

Sean Costello Oct 28, 2007, 06:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Kieran Blenkarne said:
Does the States implement Eftpos much? Or is it all credit and cash?

What the hell is "Eftpos?"

Although many debit cards are of the Visa or MasterCard brand, there are many other types of debit card, each accepted only within a particular country or region, for example Switch (now: Maestro) and Solo in the United Kingdom, Carte Bleue in France, Laser in Ireland, "EC electronic cash" (formerly Eurocheck) in Germany and EFTPOS cards in Australia and New Zealand. The need for cross-border compatibility and the advent of the euro recently led to many of these card networks (such as Switzerland's "EC direkt", Austria's "Bankomatkasse" and Switch in the United Kingdom) being rebranded with the internationally recognised Maestro logo, which is part of the MasterCard brand. Some debit cards are dual branded with the logo of the (former) national card as well as Maestro (e.g. EC cards in Germany, Laser cards in Ireland, Switch and Solo in the UK, Pinpas cards in the Netherlands, Bancontact cards in Belgium, etc.). Debit card systems have become popular in video arcades, bowling centers and theme parks. The use of a debit card system allows operators to package their product more effectively while monitoring customer spend. An Example of one of these systems is ECS by Embed International.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debit_card

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Gerritt Oct 28, 2007, 06:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
I'm pretty sure that the debit/credit card only policy is illegal.
Federal Reserve Notes still have the "Legal Tender for all Debts and Transactions" or something like that still printed on them the last time I looked....hehe I personally don't handle a lot of cash. If a retail outlet needs to deter theft or robbery by not having any cash on the premises, they still have to take a check, certified check or money order....I think.

To institute a debit/credit instrument only policy in order to track purchaces will most likely be challenged in the courts very quickly.

Gerritt

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Adam Kolak Oct 28, 2007, 06:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
No its legal in the US. You have to accept cash if someone is paying you back for a dept by US law. But if someone is purchasing something they don't have to accept cash if you don't yet owe them a debt.

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Gerritt Oct 28, 2007, 06:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Adam,

OK I can dig that, but in tying the phone to a usage contract (AT&T), this is incurring a debt. Isn't it?

Gerritt

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Adam Kolak Oct 28, 2007, 06:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: You can't pay cash for that iPhone, sir.
Gerritt said:
Adam,
OK I can dig that, but in tying the phone to a usage contract (AT&T), this is incurring a debt. Isn't it?
Gerritt

Interesting point. I'm no law expert though I'll admit. I think this one can go either way.

And no matter what the law says, the fact is that they should accept cash because it's the right thing to do.

Adam Kolak
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