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