Temporary checks?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by NotFound, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    Anyone know if a B&M Apple store will take temporary checks? lol :confused:

    Other wise I will have to use cash unless my debit card comes in tomorrow before I leave to buy my macbook.
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    I would suggest calling the Apple store and asking them.
  3. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    Apple Store OKC says must have pre-printed Name/Address.

    Looks like all systems go. :)
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    Just so you know, Apple payment processing does not release the go ahead
    and ship order until your payment clears. That can take days, be it check, M.O. or credit card transaction.

    It might cost you $12-18.00 but I would wire the funds directly from your bank to Apple's wire account. Your sales rep can give you all the details.

    All you need is the Web Order Number that Apple provides you along with
    the account information.

    I would NEVER carry that much cash, especially this time of year.

    I'f you're going strictly for an in store purchase, I would get all the important information from the store manager like the final total with taxes etc. and take a certified check from your bank for that amount.
  5. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    From what I remember, they don't take starter checks. Are those the same as temporary checks? Your name and address must be printed on the check for them to process it. Otherwise, they just won't accept it.
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    do NOT, under any circumstances carry that much cash with you! Get a cashiers check from your bank for $1000 made out to the Apple Store, and a $100 or so in cash for the balance........

    there are peeps out there that will kill you (literally) for $1k in cash, and not think twice about it !
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Er, what's wrong with carrying $1000 in cash for a special one-off errand?

    No-one will know you have it on you if you act normal and don't flash it around, or dart furtively from car to car like you're carrying the Crown Jewels.

    Of course I agree it's silly to carry large amounts every day, but for a one-off journey to the apple store, it should be OK.

    It's no more dangerous than carrying your new apple macbook or imac back home on public transport, which I see people doing everyday.
  8. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    With regards to debit/atm/check cards, be sure to check what the daily limit is. Many cards have a per day limit of $500-$1000. I've been bitten in the rear before by the limit when trying to buy stuff online.
  9. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    That's London. Try doing that in Chicago.

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