can I purchase with sister's credit card?

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  1. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I will be using my sister's credit card to purchase my macbook. do I need her with me to use her credit card? she goes home late from work so I'm hoping I'll be able to use her credit card without her having to go with me.
     
  2. coal macrumors regular

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    At the Apple store? You won't be able to use your sister's card without her there too.
     
  3. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    I guess you are gonna buy it at the Store right? I don't think you can buy it with her credit card, but you can always order online :D
     
  4. MattDell macrumors 6502

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    Depends on how anal the sales associate is that rings you up. Though for a big purchase, I'd bet they check very thoroughly.

    -Matt
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, you'll need her to be there - assuming you mean you're buying it at a store, not online. It's very likely they'll ask for ID.
     
  6. vega07 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well I returned something at the apple store without her, so I thought I could purchase without her. damn.
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    If you have to sign something you won't be able to purchase. Couldn't buy my MBP in store because my mums name is on the card ordered it online
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Returns and purchases are very different things. And, as a credit card holder, I'm happy they tend to check ID for things like that....
     
  9. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    Now if your sister was real nice, she could add you as an authorized user and then you would receive a card in your name, but her account.

    However, I would then promptly advise her against that since she would still be liable for all your charges. Plus then there are issues with age and whatnot if you are under the age of majority to enter into contracts.
     
  10. vega07 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm 17. I have a credit card already. but not enough to buy a macbook.
     
  11. Voltes V macrumors member

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    both of you, go to apple store and buy your mac book..
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Dont you have to be 18 to get a credit card? :confused:
     
  13. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Nope. See, I thought that but I started getting all those letters when I was 17...
     
  14. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Do you have enough cash do buy the macbook? or you going to keep it on the credit card?

    How long if you plan to keep it on the credit card?
     
  15. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Fair do's!

    If you do use a credit (for anything not just MB) pay it off ASAP that way you dont incur the interest charges. I pay mine off every month. Just bought a MB on mine, got paid 2 weeks later used half of previous month wage and half of this months to pay off the card. Nice new MB no interest charges. :)
     
  16. calculus Guest

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    Bought my macbook with a new credit card that I got specifically for that purpose. Interest free for six months.

    In the UK at least using credit cards for major purchases gives you increased protection if there are any supplier problems.
     

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