Apple Store question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Southernboyj, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    If I go to an Apple Store and the model MacBook I want isn't in stock, can I pay them cash for it and have them order it? Or do I have to go through a credit card?
     
  2. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    Don't Apple Stores accept credit/debit card only for iPhones and Laptops?
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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  4. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    I bought an iPad with cash a few months ago. The guy accepted it just like any other form of payment...

    Don't know where you heard this from but it's definitely not true.
     
  5. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    They did this with iPads and iPhones to try to impose buying limits. People would give others cash to go purchase these so they could get more than what the limit allowed.

    Haven't heard of that for the laptops/desktops tho
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  7. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    I thought they already had a limit of 2 per customer if the supply was low and demand high.

    Besides, I don't see how this would stop people with a credit card, as you could just deposit the cash and then buy it.
     
  8. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    The system would flag the customer's name / account number so they would only be able to use a certain card a certain number of purchases. The people would take cash, give it to people and offer them $20 or something to go buy an ipad or iphone with the cash. They did this with many people and would mass stock a huge number of ipads/iphones to sell in other countries or online or what have you.

    I had never seen an issue with the laptops tho, usually apple has the stock for the demand, but apparently at least with the new retina 15" they may have underestimated a bit
     

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