will amazon or apple except my card

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  1. IllTakeAnApple macrumors member

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    ive been a little curious as to if either the apple store online or local along with amazon accept a debit card as a valid form of payment?

    i think this will make my buying decision quicker and easier in the long run.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If it has a Visa or Mastercard logo, and you have the funds, then yes, I think so.... More info in Apple's case:

    http://www.apple.com/support/store/shop/creditcard.html
     
  3. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Debit/Credit...thought it didn't matter as long as they got their money... It's still a Visa/MC right?
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    They might accept the card. I don't know if they'll make an exception for it.
     
  5. IllTakeAnApple thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah it has a mc sticker on it.
    so if i can use it i might be getting my mac sooner than i thought
     
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    You can use your card at every store that accepts MC. However for a bigger purchase it might be a good idea to contact your friendly bank.
    Due to the fact that some debit cards have a daily spending limit (with or without MC/Visa sticker).
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Just make sure you don't have a daily maximum. With some of them, you can only withdraw ~$300 a day, no matter how much you have in there.

    Edit: ah, alexstein beat me to it.
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Some banks will allow a one time bump for major purchases, or a permeant increase in the limit. For myself, I would ask for a one time bump.
     
  9. mms macrumors 6502a

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    I say you should just try it and see. It's probably the most reliable and accurate source of information in this case.

    <grammar nazi>The companies will accept the card, not except it </grammar nazi>
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Would it not be the use of the [spelling nazi] tag?:D
     
  11. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they take debit. I put over 2500 for my Mac purchase on a Visa debit card.
     
  12. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I just love it!!!! :) :)
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    No, it's definitely the grammar nazi, because "except" was spelt correctly :)
     
  14. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    So how does on know when it is a misspelling, verses bad use of grammar?
    :)
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Don't worry, Grammar Nazi and Spelling Nazi are secretly lovers, and they discuss all the things they saw throughout their days in bed together, after the tickling and the other fun stuff. :D
     
  16. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    As far as stores are concerned, a Visa or MC card is a Visa or MC card, no matter whether credit or debit. I bought a dual 2.5 G5 from Amazon last year using a debit card, but I went to the bank first and got the limit raised. From what I gather, it would have worked anyway even if I didn't, but the purchase would have been flagged as suspicious activity (because of the amount), had I not notified the bank. So who knows what I would have had to go through.

    --Eric
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    I'll just redirect you to this and its "sequel". Note: Contains strong language.
     

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