iPhone CVS stopping Apple Pay?

HXGuyAZ

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I stopped by CVS earlier tonight and went to use Apple Pay, and as it was processing, the cashier says "Oh we're not accepting that anymore".. The payment went they ok and he was surprised but said they got a memo that it would at stop working.
Pretty annoying, I actually didn't even have my wallet on me as I was planning to use the phone.
 

dhlizard

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I stopped by CVS earlier tonight and went to use Apple Pay, and as it was processing, the cashier says "Oh we're not accepting that anymore".. The payment went they ok and he was surprised but said they got a memo that it would at stop working.
Pretty annoying, I actually didn't even have my wallet on me as I was planning to use the phone.
The word of one store level clerk certainly doesn't dictate policy for CVS. Just the fact that ApplePay worked when he declared it would not work any longer would tend to discredit everything he said.

Edit: Apparently CVS is indeed opting out of contactless payments. Go figure. Wonder if they will opt-back-in if the ConnectC venture fails.
 
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HEK

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Call on all iPhone users to boycott MCX payment system wherever they find it. Looks like this will be another Betamax/VHS battle. Obviously there is money to be made and rather than have an open system allowing multiple types of NFC transactions, MCX wants to restrict things.

Once again the consumer is placed last on the list as far as service, and usability is concerned. Since the NFC systems being used were accepting Applepay, it's wasn't a problem of the hardware allowing multiple paying formats.

I would advocate an open system allowing multiple payment system partners, but that's not how the free enterprise system works. So lets's see what system will overpower whom over the next year or so. Personally I pay cash whenever possible, as I dislike the tracking of my purchases on general privacy principles. Having a war go on between providers, just convinces me to keep cash king. I'm not going to start searching between payment systems at checkout.

What do others think about all this?
 
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