Would you use Apple Pay at a vending machine?

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  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    Well, now you can. Have you seen the NFC vending machines yet?
     
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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.
     
  5. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  6. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Vending machines are likely a place that will see an increase in sales with this technology.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I tried using an ISIS vending machine but it chopped my head off.
     
  9. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    That's because it's just pending. You aren't actually getting charged extra.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  11. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    This is why I won't..
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  13. mainomega macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  14. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Yup, because who carries cash/change? Definitely not me.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I've started since I've moved to the Boston area only because plenty of places are cash only :(
     
  16. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Sounds like someone's put a skimmer on that reader.

    Have you considered reporting the info to the property owner/manager?
     
  17. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Softcard you mean.
     
  18. jent macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  19. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Too soon.

    ;)
     
  20. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    LOL Too soon breh
     
  21. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    It's one place I can guarantee you I would. Card is not secure and I often don't havr $1 bills.
     
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  23. mantan macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  24. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    Do you lift tho Breh?
     
  25. mantan macrumors 68000

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    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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