Where you use watch and Apple Pay

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ttexxan, May 9, 2015.

  1. ttexxan macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2012
    I have been finding more and more places that take Apple Pay and pleasure using my watch. Many vendors still seeing used for the first time

    Today used at Panera Bread along with Disney Store.

    I have also used at ------ Home Depot, Subway and Vending machine at work

    Funny to see peoples reaction when using the watch to pay
  2. Trigeeks macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2010
  3. powerslave65 macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2011
    Sherman Oaks CA
  4. hallsofmontezum macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
  5. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    I used Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 at Lowe's foods and several gas stations, I believe BP's back in September. Now they've turned them off.

    I can't wait till Current C finally dies so I can use it more places. Virtually everywhere I go has an NFC scanner that's turned off. That's just dumb.
  6. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    My odd anecdote. Live in Atlanta and don't eat fast food but went to Panera Bread to buy a loaf o bread just to try out. Told that only the lunch registers take :apple:Pay. Next I go to Home Depot (store across the street from HQ) and find their system is being updated and :apple:Pay is off line for now.

    I go visit my dad this weekend in a tiny town Reidsville (pop 2500). He needs something from the store and I go to a Harvey's and get to the register and notice NFC. I ask casher and he was 100% clueless. I stuck it up there and it worked. However it made the process MUCH longer since everyone in line had several questions about what just happened.

    Odd that wan't able to use :apple:Pay in a big city but go to the "middle of nowhere" and it works.:D
  7. bonokoot macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2012
  8. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    More often than not I find that if they have NFC don't ask, just try it. If corporate doesn't have it turned off, it works.
  9. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
  10. AJsAWiz, May 10, 2015
    Last edited: May 10, 2015

    AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    First time using Apple Pay

    I have an iPhone 5S but I expect to get the next iPhone whenever it's released.
    Had to wait until my contract with AT&T expires to get a new phone.
    So, until I got my Apple Watch I wasn't able to use it.

    My first experience was at Panera. I ordered then told her I was using Apple Pay. To which she replied we don't have it. I asked why not and if only some Panera stores had it. Then I got this long story about how they were going to get it and yada yada yada. Finally she admitted that the Apple Pay terminals were at some but not hers. Wow! Guess I should check first to make sure I'm at the right terminal before ordering. She was a real ding bat and looked at me as if I had horns growing out of my head when I mentioned Apple Pay. Geeeez.

    BTW, if she's reading this (Yeah, right) . . . . yes I'm talking about you; Lady at Panera on Main Street.
  11. Fiestaman macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I used it for the first time today at Walgreens and it was an absolute joy. Not only was the clerk excited to see the watch, but it took me about 3 seconds to pay. My hands were full at the time, so it was great to not have to pull out my wallet. Love it.

    Do I have to mention that I'm using NFC to wirelessly pay or can I just use my watch to pay when it's time without the clerk pressing a different button? Does anyone know? Thanks.
  12. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    As I sad up above, in my experience don't say a word or ask anything. Often times they are clueless or just plain wrong. Just look for an NFC terminal and try it. If it doesn't work then pull out your card.

    I've paid literally DOZENS of times while the clerk is in the middle of saying "Oh that doesn't work here....wait....what....It worked?!?!?" :apple:
  13. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Works perfectly at Petco, but they do require a signature for large purchases. It's a little better now that I'm not pulling anything out of my pocket. Before when I'd pay it was no easier using Apple Pay on the phone than a card in my wallet since both required signature.
  14. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Will do . . . thanks!
  15. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    I agree. I think we wanted Apple Pay on the phone to be so cool and easy but it was harder than swiping a card, the security notwithstanding.

    The watch really shows the point of Apple Pay though in my opinion. Its super fast and convenient.
  16. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I tried Shop Rite today. No good. It said Done on the watch but nothing went threw on the terminal :-(.
  17. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    You wont believe where she keeps that NFC reader
  18. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    I've used mine at Sprouts, Nugget Market, Trader Joes, and a few other places. I was at some outlet mall today and used it to buy water from a vending machine. It's a lot easier than the phone because its already out on my wrist but sliding a card isn't exactly a taxing situation either :p

    Maybe because its California but people don't seem to care or be wow'd by it. I think I've gotten maybe 1 or 2 comments from quite a few transactions.
  19. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I didn't really care about Apple Pay on my iPhone 6 because it was just as easy to pull my credit card out as it was to pull my phone out to pay for something. But with the Watch, it changes everything. I use it to buy groceries all the time and find that the process is so much quicker and more convenient.
  20. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    For those who like to draw attention to themselves and hope to impress others Apple pay is the answer. They justify it as such a time saver.

    I don't have to be recognized by what is in my pocket (iPhone) or on my wrist (choice of watch).

    If I'm going to use a card instead of cash, it's fast and easy to remove it from its dedicated location in my wallet, swipe, and put it back. It's just not a big deal.

    The truly exciting benefit of Apple pay is the big profits Apple makes from it. Downplaying that fact is something Apple does masterfully, they've got the Apple Disciples convinced it's for their benefit.

    Apples an amazing marketing machine. No wonder they have all the money :)
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Used my Watch to pay at Petco yesterday. Had my arms full, but was able to double tap the side button of my watch. Held up my wrist and paid. It was so fast I don't think the cashier even noticed what I did. Worked great.
  22. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2010
    Long Island
    how does apple pay make apple money?

    do they charge the credit card companies?

    they sure as **** aren't charging the consumer
  23. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    The only place I've come across that takes Apple Pay is Toys R Us.
  24. starbot macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2005
    Just as a credit card company does, they charge the merchant.. or maybe the issuer. Either way, definitely not the consumer-- no service would be so foolish!


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