Would Apple accept my cash for their iPhone ?

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  1. LoneRangerinDar macrumors newbie

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    They were only accepting credit cards... no cash

    Tracking purposes and limiting sales
     
  3. LoneRangerinDar thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. PetitBourgeois macrumors member

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    A debit card will work as well, just not cash.
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    On iPhone launch day, I went with someone who had cash. My friend had to buy a gift card first and then use that to buy the phone.
     
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    This is how our Apple store did it on launch day. Buy gift card with the cash and use the gift card to buy the phone.
     
  7. calb macrumors 6502

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    If you're buying the handset from Apple, cash is perfectly fine. Think back to the iPad fiasco.

    I've bought two Macs in cash and intend to buy my iPhone the same way. I just prefer it that way. (NB: I live in the UK.)
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    except there's no limit on buying macs. apple wants everyone to have an iP4, not buy one and resell it on eBay for quick cash.
     
  9. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    They will accept cash but only if you buy a gift card first in the amount that the iPhone will cost. You then use that to buy the iPhone.
     
  10. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if buying at an Apple or AT&T corp. store makes a difference, but AT&T did not let me use a debit card, credit only. And they said that Apple was cancelling orders placed with a debit card on June 15 (or was the 16th the 1st day for pre-orders?).
     
  11. JRML970 macrumors member

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    Just bought two iPhone 4's with cash. Didn't have to put it on a gift card either.
     
  12. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

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    If they let you buy a gift voucher in cash and then make you buy an iPhone, in theory you could buy many more than the 2 phone limit? Obviously not at the same time, but you could just keep going back and doing this. Does this apply in the UK?
     
  13. Modacke macrumors member

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    Hmmm interesting I can understand Apple not accepting cash, but buying gift cards with cash then using them to buy the phone is a very smart idea.
     
  14. calb macrumors 6502

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    That's inconsistent with what we've been told before. Cash (without putting it through the gift card route) is perfectly valid. IIRC, for items like the iPhone and iPad, Apple will ask for an AppleID to track the purchases.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is weird. I bought mine at an Apple store and used my debit card without a problem.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  17. ddavid macrumors regular

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    I just heard a manager at Apple Store tell the guy that helped me that they no longer have to do the gift card thing for cash.
     
  18. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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    Legitimate question here: are you crazy?

    Your first post: "Will AT&T cancel my service?" and "what will happen to my iPhone".

    Another post: You bought an iPhone 4 but you think AT&T sent you an iPhone 3G because the phone says "3G"

    Obviously you already know the answer to this question. Either that or:
    1) You're trying to boost your post count.
    2) You suffer amnesia. Serious amnesia.
    3) You enjoy being ignorant and/or have nothing else better to do.
     

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