Does the apple store accept personal checks for iPhone purchase?

DBZmusicboy01

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I checked on apple.com
But it didn't say anything about payment method in real life..only online.
 

Mrbobb

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How about 5 goats and 40 chickens? :D

if cc not available, one can always get a debit card.

Check? Wada?
 

chakraj

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Remember when they wouldnt even take cash.lol
 
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lelisa13p

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Call an Apple Store on a weekday during business hours. Calls are getting answered pretty quickly now that the frenzy is dying down somewhat. (I had to call twice last week about a couple of different things.)
 

Mrbobb

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Never understood the no cash thing, that was so freaking dumb

Because I once worked in retail...

*Somebody* has to be responsible for the cash, a back room person for each store. He has to make "money bags" available for clerks in the morning, collected from everybody at the end of the day, physically count, punch the calculator, enter number$ on the computer, manually. Clerks have to keep track of their bags content / amount. They have to give you change. Once the number is tabulated, then the back room person has to have a armored service ($$) to pick up the sack. And so-forth-and-so on. ALL THESE COSTS THE COMPANY TIME AND MONEY.

Look man, we are an ADVANCED country. Cash is for the third world. Advanced business swipe your card, amount and account immediately go into the computer, no further human (expensive) has to intervene.

But am sure u already know this and I happen to have extra time to kill.
 

hkfan24

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Yesterday you asked us to be your personal assistant and call an Apple store for you to check on iPhone stock levels.

Today you ask us if we know all of Apple's payment methods?

Get a clue guy, CALL THEM and quit asking us stuff we don't have all the answers to! You want straight answers? Go straight to the source. Your threads are getting more and more ridiculous.
 

jk4lebron23

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Because I once worked in retail...

*Somebody* has to be responsible for the cash, a back room person for each store. He has to make "money bags" available for clerks in the morning, collected from everybody at the end of the day, physically count, punch the calculator, enter number$ on the computer, manually. Clerks have to keep track of their bags content / amount. They have to give you change. Once the number is tabulated, then the back room person has to have a armored service ($$) to pick up the sack. And so-forth-and-so on. ALL THESE COSTS THE COMPANY TIME AND MONEY.

Look man, we are an ADVANCED country. Cash is for the third world. Advanced business swipe your card, amount and account immediately go into the computer, no further human (expensive) has to intervene.

But am sure u already know this and I happen to have extra time to kill.

Some of us like cash like the third world does and because we use cash doesn't mean we should have to compromise to your ways of thinking and doing things.

I mean cash worked for this long so why stop now?
 

dontwalkhand

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Some of us like cash like the third world does and because we use cash doesn't mean we should have to compromise to your ways of thinking and doing things.

I mean cash worked for this long so why stop now?

Your flip phone also worked for so long why get an iPhone?
Your landline worked for so long, why get rid of it?


I keep no more than $20 cash on me for really good food stands that don't take cards, that's about it.

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I checked on apple.com
But it didn't say anything about payment method in real life..only online.

Checks are worse than cash when it comes to third world. ;). Come on, just use a debit card, cash, or even count coins. Don't use a check!
 

jk4lebron23

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Your flip phone also worked for so long why get an iPhone?
Your landline worked for so long, why get rid of it?


I keep no more than $20 cash on me for really good food stands that don't take cards, that's about it.

Comparing cash to a phone is just dumb.

If a place doesn't accept cash then that is just pathetic
 

dontwalkhand

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Never understood the no cash thing, that was so freaking dumb

Thank the scalpers. It looks like they found away around that by using prepaid VISA cards and Apple Gift Cards. Hence why we have to sign up for service or prove we're an existing customer now to get an iPhone 5.

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Comparing cash to a phone is just dumb.

If a place doesn't accept cash then that is just pathetic

Places don't because they don't want to be robbed, a car dealership will not let you buy a car with cash. If you have the money to buy the car outright, theyll tell you get a money order or certified check. Your landlord will not let you pay rent with cash. They're there to make money, not lose it in a robbery and raise your rent now because of it.

In fact it's time to even consider cards third world, Pay by saying my name at a Starbucks was nice. Same with EasyPay at the Apple Store.
 

fins831

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I never understand some people's fascinations with checks. I use my credit cards for everything...and PAY THEM OFF. I don't carry balances and enjoy my points and then every year I get free stuff....and I'm not in debt, and save money sending in bills with stamps and envelopes.
 

jk4lebron23

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Thank the scalpers. It looks like they found away around that by using prepaid VISA cards and Apple Gift Cards. Hence why we have to sign up for service or prove we're an existing customer now to get an iPhone 5.

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Places don't because they don't want to be robbed, a car dealership will not let you buy a car with cash. If you have the money to buy the car outright, theyll tell you get a money order or certified check. Your landlord will not let you pay rent with cash. They're there to make money, not lose it in a robbery and raise your rent now because of it.

I can understand car dealerships and landlords not takin it but apple not wanting to take it and some people not being able to buy something from them was just plain stupid (even though most people just found a way around it with gift cards)
 

dontwalkhand

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I can understand car dealerships and landlords not takin it but apple not wanting to take it and some people not being able to buy something from them was just plain stupid (even though most people just found a way around it with gift cards)

Well as said earlier blame the scalpers. It is a stupid rule, but if there was a way to enforce item limits, that was easier and cost effective they wouldn't mind.


You can pay with cash if you're buying the phone on contract.
 

jk4lebron23

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Well as said earlier blame the scalpers. It is a stupid rule, but if there was a way to enforce item limits, that was easier and cost effective they wouldn't mind.


You can pay with cash if you're buying the phone on contract.

Oh trust me I do blame the scalpers, I can't stand those people.

Others having to wait for a month or longer just because those guys want to make a few bucks that way. Dumb.
 

djjeffroe

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I'm just glad my bank still accepts cash as a deposit into my account!!!
What are we gonna do when that stops???
 

urkel

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Checks are only accepted at places where there's a long checkout line filled with people who are in a rush.
 
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