Buying iPhone @ the Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PedroQ, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. PedroQ macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have a friend who's going to buy me an iPhone on the Apple Store in the UK. I was told they only accept credit card, is this true?

    Thanks
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    They do require a Credit/Debit card or a Gift Card to purchase the iPhone.

    Next time do a seach or check out the iPhone FAQ in the guides.

    TEG
     
  3. PedroQ thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much.
     
  4. robhedin macrumors regular

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    Actually, I didn't think you could use a gift card either...

    just checked the iPhone FAQ in the guides as you suggested, and it only lists credit/debit cards.

    rob.
     
  5. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

    marykay9507

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    Policy has changed recently and the use of gift cards is allowed. But for some reason, they don't accept cash.
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    They accept cash, they just don't allow the phone to be purchased with cash alone. You could pay the $399 in cash and the tax in credit as long as they have a credit card to put into their system.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can buy a gift card and immediately use it to buy the phone.
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    It's to keep people from buying a ton up, jailbreaking them, and re-selling them.
     
  9. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    I realize that, but if I use a gift card I can give them a fake name (as I could with cash)-- with a credit card, they get your info automatically from the mag strip-- so it just doesn't make sense why you cannot pay with cash:D
     

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