Would you use Apple Pay at a vending machine?

tekchic

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Apr 19, 2010
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Phoenix, AZ
Used one on Tuesday, however the $1 soda machine charges me $1.25 when using ApplePay. Another co-worker that uses Google Wallet gets charged the extra 25 cents as well.

I won't be using ApplePay at the vending machines any more. Considering reporting them as well, since I don't think they're allowed to upcharge someone using a different method of payment than cash.
 

dontwalkhand

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Jul 5, 2007
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Used one on Tuesday, however the $1 soda machine charges me $1.25 when using ApplePay. Another co-worker that uses Google Wallet gets charged the extra 25 cents as well.

I won't be using ApplePay at the vending machines any more. Considering reporting them as well, since I don't think they're allowed to upcharge someone using a different method of payment than cash.
They all charge 25 cents more at first but then it drops off once the charge posts. I think it has to do with their merchant agreement.

I love it because I never have coins in my pocket, and I am not putting a $20 bill into a vending machine. That is crazy talk.
 

nouveau-apple

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I was using my credit card , but now that I can use my phone, I think it will be easier. I saw someone using Apple Pay at the store today and it looked flawless
 

Jtludwig

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Mar 24, 2012
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Used one on Tuesday, however the $1 soda machine charges me $1.25 when using ApplePay. Another co-worker that uses Google Wallet gets charged the extra 25 cents as well.



I won't be using ApplePay at the vending machines any more. Considering reporting them as well, since I don't think they're allowed to upcharge someone using a different method of payment than cash.

That's because it's just pending. You aren't actually getting charged extra.
 

yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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St. Louis, MO
They all charge 25 cents more at first but then it drops off once the charge posts. I think it has to do with their merchant agreement.

I love it because I never have coins in my pocket, and I am not putting a $20 bill into a vending machine. That is crazy talk.
The ones at my job charge an extra 10 cents for paying with card/NFC. I rarely have cash on me, so it's a small price to pay for the convenience.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
Used one on Tuesday, however the $1 soda machine charges me $1.25 when using ApplePay. Another co-worker that uses Google Wallet gets charged the extra 25 cents as well.

I won't be using ApplePay at the vending machines any more. Considering reporting them as well, since I don't think they're allowed to upcharge someone using a different method of payment than cash.
It's perfectly legitimate to do a "cash discount", but as has been already mentioned, this likely isn't what's happening. Once the payments oosts you should see just $1.00.
 

mainomega

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Jun 5, 2007
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I used my Amex on a vending machine about 6 months ago and 5 days later someone bought a $1300 plane ticket with it. I bought a one time use card and loaded it with $20. I used it in that same vending machine (and only that one), and a week later my card was placed on fraud status because of multiple failed charge attempts.

I went back last week and used applepay on that same machine (no surcharge) now I'll wait to see how they try to compromise it.
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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I used my Amex on a vending machine about 6 months ago and 5 days later someone bought a $1300 plane ticket with it. I bought a one time use card and loaded it with $20. I used it in that same vending machine (and only that one), and a week later my card was placed on fraud status because of multiple failed charge attempts.

I went back last week and used applepay on that same machine (no surcharge) now I'll wait to see how they try to compromise it.
Sounds like someone's put a skimmer on that reader.

Have you considered reporting the info to the property owner/manager?
 

jent

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Mar 31, 2010
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I don't personally have an iPhone 6 but one area Apple Pay would really help things out is with parking kiosks. The ones in my area are generally very slow to authenticate credit cards (or even read them in the first place), and since there is usually one on an entire block, it can be annoying to walk back to the car to get coins.
 

mantan

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Nov 2, 2009
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DFW
The first place I tried Apple Pay was the vending machine in my office. It worked fine, no surcharge or additional cost.

I usually try to stay away from the type of food they sell in a vending machine and don't drink soda, but if I did, I'd probably use it all the time.
 

CanadaEh

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Oct 17, 2011
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Toronto
The first place I tried Apple Pay was the vending machine in my office. It worked fine, no surcharge or additional cost.

I usually try to stay away from the type of food they sell in a vending machine and don't drink soda, but if I did, I'd probably use it all the time.
Do you lift tho Breh?
 

mantan

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Nov 2, 2009
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Do you lift tho Breh?
No. But when I switched jobs and found myself at a desk 8 hours a day, my weight ballooned up. Had to start eating clean to lose it and keep it off. Dad was right, once you get over 40 your metabolism slows way down and you can't eat everything you used to love to it.
 
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