Apple Retail iPhone 5s Cash Accepted?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SluGuru, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. SluGuru macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    Does anyone know if Apple Retail will accept cash for the latest iPhone?

    The last purchase I attempted to make at Apple retail with my debit card was denied even though I had more than enough in that account to cover it. I would hate to wait in line for hours and have to deal with the same thing.

    Also, has anyone else had a debit card declined at the Apple Store even though the card worked elsewhere and had plenty of cash? Any tips on getting it to work properly? I've never had it declined anywhere else for any reason. I would rather use this if I could get it to work.
  2. importraverxx macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    Yes, it will be no problem. I paid for my Retina Macbook Pro in all cash before.. almost 2200.
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Serious question? Of course they'll accept cash. That being said, I never understood people that only have 1 card.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    At the Apple Store I worked at, Navy Federal Credit Union debit cards would almost always decline for large ($500+) debit purchases. It was some sort of fraud prevention that Navy Federal does. Customers would have to call Navy Fed, talk to someone, and then it'd work a minute or two later.

    Call your bank first and see if they have a policy like that, and what they can setup for you so you're not declined.


    FWIW, until a year or two ago, Apple would NOT accept cash for iPhone/iPad purchases.

    Then this happened, and it changed the next iPhone launch:
  5. SluGuru thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
  6. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    Yes dude. Money is money.
  7. Duke&tank macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2009
    I just buy an apple gift card for the price of the iPhone.
  8. iphonehype, Sep 14, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013

    iphonehype macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yep paid cash for 2 x 4S's
    iPhone 4 declined all my credit and debit cards. Quick phone to the bank whilst the advisor was serving someone else solved the issue! Literally 5 mins for the whole process.
  9. SluGuru thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    That makes two people now in this thread. Not sure what the issue is here but Apple has restricted past iPhone and iPad to credit/debit only. If you have no knowledge of a topic stop cluttering up the board with your ignorance.
  10. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    No need to be rude dude. You could just, you know ask the company that's selling the thing, instead of asking for speculation here.
  11. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    LOL. Okay... Why didn't you ask Apple first? I'm sure a quick 1800-Apple would answer the question so you don't have to wait for replies. Smart guy.

    Try to appreciate responses you get ok? ****tard
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    I've had some instances where on launch day, iPhones could not be paid with cash. No idea why. Loophole? Use your cash to buy Apple gift cards for the exact amount and use that as purchase.
  13. slippery-pete macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2007

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