Apple retail store- pay with 2 cards?

admanimal

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This may be a dumb question, but I don't use credit cards much so I'm not that familiar: is it possible to pay with 2 credit cards at an Apple retail store like you can in the online store?
 

kbonnel

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admanimal said:
This may be a dumb question, but I don't use credit cards much so I'm not that familiar: is it possible to pay with 2 credit cards at an Apple retail store like you can in the online store?
Funny you should mention that. When I bought my Mac Pro a week ago, they asked if I was paying with multiple cards. I don't know why they asked, maybe I still look like some poor college student?

Kimo
 

miles01110

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you can pay however you want. One of my friends paid for part in cash, part in check, the rest credit. I think the salesperson was kind of annoyed with him.

They probably asked if you were paying with 2 cards because some cards have low(er) limits than others, especially if you are young with not a lot of credit...or if you look young :)
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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yup shouldn't be a problem, most stores can divide up your purchase however you choose. And when it comes to thousand dollar purchases it shouldn't be uncommon.
 

EricNau

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CANEHDN said:
Why are putting the computers on credit? Save up and pay cash. You'll save a ton of money that way.
Actually, if you use your credit cards properly (i.e. never carry a balance), it's actually cheaper to pay with a credit card (assuming you get rewards).
 

FullmetalZ26

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I asked this question when I was getting ready to purchase a MacBook, and the phone rep said they can split the payment up eight ways in the store. Fortunately, the total was just under my credit limit, and I had a boatload of cash saved up from the last year ready to pay it off :cool:
 

feelthefire

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This is good to know, as I wanted to pay for half of my macbook in cash and charge the rest (much like making a down payment).
 

tarjan

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DO NOT USE MULTIPLE CARDS. If you do you lose your buyer protection and warrantee that comes with the cards. Read the documentation that comes with your cards for the rules around purchasing, the ENTIRE purchase must be done with the card.

If you have cash, send it to the CC to put in your account. If you don't have the credit line, work on getting better credit or ask your CC company for a limit raise.