Can't use ApplePay to order iPhone 6S?

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  1. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    hey guys, quick question for help. I have a Discover credit card and would like to take advantage of the 10% cash back. I'm trying to order an iPhone 6S full retail in the Apple Store app but I'm not getting the option to pay with ApplePay. Can anyone help? I'm missing something...
     
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    The 10% only works at physical locations. Pretty much NFC only.
     
  4. tvbi macrumors member

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    I reserved for an in store pick up for this purpose.
     
  5. AppleFan91 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Obviously lol, but the 10% back is ONLY if you pay with ApplePay haha
     
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    Ah bummer. That's for the answer though, I wasn't aware of that!
     
  7. mb2008 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure we can purchase an iPhone at the store with Apple Pay, either. They always scan the items from the back on their device and slide the credit card. Probably only the shelf items can be purchased with Apple Pay/self scan.
     
  8. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I would think Apple would accept Apple Pay in their own stores. How would they expect it to catch on if they don't accept it?
     
  9. mb2008 macrumors regular

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    They take it for the self-scan items, but the items from the back are always scanned by them, they ask for your apple ID, email receipt, etc. I don't think that the iPhone they use for this will accept NFC payment, I asked 2 months ago to use Apple Pay to buy my iPad and no, I had to scan a card. Hopefully I'm wrong, I want the $200 in cashback!
     
  10. DblHelix macrumors regular

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    I bought mine using the apple app with Apple Pay but with a chase card not discover
     
  11. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    plan B: purchase gift card on the spot using apple pay and use that. Surely that will work?
     
  12. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    If you are looking to use the extended warranty or insurance options of your credit card then buying the gift card would not be an option. I am really surprised that they won't take Apple Pay for a phone purchase. Might be worth double checking.
     
  13. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    True. Maybe fill the gift card with 99% of the amount, then pay the rest of the balance with the credit card, so you'll get coverage? Not sure if that works, though.

    This would be null if the cc didn't have warranty. In that case, go crazy with the gift card!
     
  14. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Most credit cards only cover what you spend so then you would be covered for a full 1%.
     
  15. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    Can someone else really confirm this. You cannot use apple pay to buy an iphone???? so strange
     
  16. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I think they were wrong and that they were referring the the Apple store app that would let you take a picture of the barcode to make a payment. I think ApplePay should be accepted. Apple is listed on the Apple web site as a merchant accepting ApplePay.
     
  17. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I paid for my Wife's 6S+ using Applepay on my i6 using the Apple app.

    Added to basket and then there was a "Pay via Apple Pay" and "Pay using other method" (or words to that effect), so I just stuck my thumb on the Touch ID and that was it, I then saw a quick "Thanks for using your Amex card Notification pop up on my phone!
     
  18. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    That remains to be seen. I wouldn't be surprised if using Apple Pay in-app ends up getting 10% too. I'll test it on a smaller purchase but we probably won't know for sure til Dec or so. Regardless, double cash back equaling 22% cash back. In the 3rd or 4th quarter 5% bonus categories, that should mean 30% back (department stores, clothing stores).

    Best Buy takes it as well. Throw in a mover's coupon or education coupon plus their rewards points. I'll most likely purchase my apple stuff here. I'm not concerned about 6s inventory. It seems to be much greater supply this year.

    It's too bad Kroger around me doesn't take apple pay. 4x fuel points with gift cards would be great with this. Need a department store or clothing store that takes apple pay that also sells retail gift cards.
     
  19. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Two things. The terms explicitly say in store for the 10%. Second, Best Buy does not take Apple Pay yet in all stores. Might be a while till it rolls out everywhere.
     

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