Buying a iPhone from a Apple store No Credit card, no problem :)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by *Sandy*, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    My son and I drove 130 miles to get him a iphone, after waiting in line even though we knew he needed a deposit, he had forgot his credit card and was told he could not get it unless..... he had one.

    He walk over to the ATT store and was no help at all, I pulled a AE gift card from my pocket for less the 5 bucks he had on it.... and it worked, even if it didnt have his name on it.....

    After 2 hours he finally got his iPhone and i got the bill :(

    So if you dont have a CC, buy one and use it :)
     
  2. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    what's a AE card?
     
  3. Ori macrumors 6502

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    I presume an american express gift card.
     
  4. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    So what your saying is buy a Visa or MasterCard logo'd 'Gift Card' and they will accept it and continue the transaction.
    Think this was mentioned in the past but i'm sure its so buried on page 15 by now ;)

    Dealing in all cash 90% of time can be a hassle but its soooo worth it.
     
  5. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Apple said since Day 1 that if all you have is cash, they'll direct you to a designated person at the Apple Store, from whom you buy an Apple Store gift card for the value of the iPhone, then buy it from the Specialist using the card.

    I am pretty sure this is because the Specialists are not equipped to handle cash with those little handheld devices. They just want them to scan, swipe & sign...

    :apple::apple:
     
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    explain the sooo worth it part?
     
  7. carve macrumors 6502a

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    When I heard you say "AE" I thought American Eagle, hehehehe.
     
  8. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    No traceability, Corporations can not profile you. eg Visa, MC, Amex, Discover can not sale me to someone looking for people who eat @ Carrabba's/Olive Garden or buy books at B&N related to 'living off the grid' home gardening or 'Counter view points to the current reigning president'
    Also makes it harder to track were one is :p
    Yeah the RFID chips in cash are bad enough...
    Prob the 2 biggest guilty parties was Discover and is Amex.
    I used to get a ton of 'targeted' mailings from them, still do on occasion from Amex.

    yeah yeah i know loosen up the tin foil beanie :rolleyes:
     
  9. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    you know what ... that's my fault ... I saw cash, and thought currency versus

    cash = currency + demand deposits
     
  10. *Sandy* thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct a gift card from American Express.

    I do the same hate bills.

    The manager nor any of the sales people had no clue, after the long ride I hate to have him leave empty handed.
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    AMEX gift card is a cool option, for those of us that are wanted in 12 states in the lower 49! LOL :p
     
  12. devobail macrumors member

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    ^^ What he said^^
     

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