Still Lining Up for the Wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fjfjfjfj, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. fjfjfjfj macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    New York, NY
    Was just in the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in NYC to pick up a Apple brand case (finally in stock), and the line for the iPad Wifi was an hour long!! And they only had the 64gb version in stock!! I just found that ironic given the Wifi+3G model comes out tomorrow.

    On a separate note, I overheard an Apple employee telling a customer that they were only accepting credit card payment for the iPad. (And it was not because it was one of those handheld payment holding employees, this was in the line for the counter checkout). I wonder if that is true and if it is, is it so they can track the two per customer limit? Or just because they don't want that much cash on hand?
  2. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Sevierville, TN
    My local Apple store does not have them in stock for sale. I was told that I would have to reserve one and wait for the shipment. If I was high enough on the reserve list then I would be able to pick it up.

    You can only pay by credit card or the Apple gift card. No cash, no checks as I was told by the store. That way they can keep track on the customer limit. Who knows, that may eventually change once they get past the initial rush and there are plenty on hand. Apple did that with the iPhone as well.
  3. ipadder macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
  4. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    New England
    They can get away without taking checks as that is there right, but not taking cash? Someone should call the Ag's office and challenge this.
  5. and.sleepless macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    It isn't true. I JUST called to Phoenix Apple Store and they said you can use either CC or Debit.
  6. David R macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Cash MUST be allowed to pay off a debt. Buying a product != paying off a debt

    They can simply refuse to sell you the iPad and you don't owe them anything.
  7. mstout macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2009
    They don't have to accept cash. And anyone trying to force them to is wasting their time. They want to avoid someone buying 300 iPads and then selling them overseas. If people got away with that, there wouldn't be enough here for all of us. This is a credit economy. I can't believe anyone would complain about that. There are bigger problems in the world. I for one support their decision.

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