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APPLE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CREDIT/DEBIT FOR I-PAD!!!! NO CASH?????? WHY???

 
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I just saw this on our local news. WTF????

Are they wanting to track who buys them???? I will never buy another apple product again!! I dont care how good they are! Apple says it is to make sure they arent sold overseas. Sure thats possible, but I dont buy it, as the ONLY reason! Watch the video. ITS PITIFUL!

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Diane Campbell saved up, bit by bit, the $600 required to buy an Apple iPad, but when she showed up at the store with a wad of cash to buy the tablet, she found she was out of luck.

Campbell recalls her visit to the Palo Alto Apple Store: "I had my cash in the backpack and I went up proudly to the counter and told them, 'I would like to purchase an iPad.'"

Apple's sales policy states that the iPad must be purchased by credit or debit card, according to ABC News. No plastic means no tablet, and the Apple employee turned Campbell away.

"They said, 'Sorry, we don't take cash.' And, so I looked at her and I said OK she's kidding," Campbell tells ABC News.

Although Apple did not respond to ABC News' request for an explanation, Campbell was told by an Apple Store employee that the plastic-only policy is intended to cut down on piracy--customers who buy vast numbers of iPads, in order to sell them overseas.

See ABC News' video report here

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It's part of their agreement with Citi-Fail.
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well just go to BEST BUY to get one if you need to...

I personally think this IPAD is a stupid bandwagon to jump on.
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It's part of their agreement with Citi-Fail.
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I think it is FREAKING RIDICULOUS! And Im afraid, is going to start a very bad trend.
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they probably want you to sign up for some overpriced wireless service with a two year contract. they need your credit card to bill you or go ahead and take all that will be due if your credit history sucks.
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If cash is legal tender, how can they legally refuse payment in cash? Oh well, I wasn't gonna buy an I-Pod anyway.
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That is funny! I would have immediately called the police. My legal tender says for 'all debts public and private'.. her cash must say something else.
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If cash is legal tender, how can they legally refuse payment in cash? Oh well, I wasn't gonna buy an I-Pod anyway.
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I meant I-Pad, not I-Pod. I won't buy an I-Pod either, because I hate I-Tunes.
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well just go to BEST BUY to get one if you need to...

I personally think this IPAD is a stupid bandwagon to jump on.
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So you can pay cash at Best Buy for one???

How is that, when it it supposedly in the purchase agreement for the I-Pad?

Either way, I still say it sucks!
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beat them at their own game.. go get a prepaid card with just enough money to cover the ipad +tax...

then toss it once your done..

its just an electronic cash transaction.

my local mall has that shit set up.


otherwise.. if you use your bank card or personal credit.. they will know who bought the ipad, serial number.. and enact the video mode to watch you or listen whenever they want (is there video?)
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Buy a $600 gift certificate with cash?
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I know I would'nt go through the trouble of doing either of those. Apple can shove that I-pad up their asses!!!


THEY COULDNT PAY ME TO TAKE ANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS NOW!


Damn Elitest Bastards!
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Must be just the usa, I bought my friend one from the apple store with cash a few days ago.
And no, it wasn't a gift, she gave me the money lol
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I wouldn't buy one even if it was free, but then I don't like it.
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Must be just the usa, I bought my friend one from the apple store with cash a few days ago.
And no, it wasn't a gift, she gave me the money lol
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They can probably only get away with it in the US
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They do know that this action is criminal, in violation of federal law. A place of business operating within the US refusing to accept legal tender. They will get fined for this.
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Private property rights. They can conduct their business however they wish.

And who doesn't have a debit card in today's society, anyway? It's so much more convenient than carrying that fake paper around.

I'd rather have a fake, digital number.
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They do know that this action is criminal, in violation of federal law. A place of business operating within the US refusing to accept legal tender. They will get fined for this.
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Im pissed off enough to go try and buy one with cash, and when they refuse. Sue the HELL OUT OF THEM!

And I typically loathe frivilous lawsuits!
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Private property rights. They can conduct their business however they wish.

And who doesn't have a debit card in today's society, anyway? It's so much more convenient than carrying that fake paper around.

I'd rather have a fake, digital number.
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Alot of people dont. And not just because they dont have the credit for it. Some people like myself, think its too damn intrusive. And it shouldnt be required.
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Cause Obammy told them to do it that way. He's the messiah remember?

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That is funny! I would have immediately called the police. My legal tender says for 'all debts public and private'.. her cash must say something else.
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debt = you owe money

you dont owe money if you have not gotten a product / service before paying :)
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They do know that this action is criminal, in violation of federal law. A place of business operating within the US refusing to accept legal tender. They will get fined for this.


Im pissed off enough to go try and buy one with cash, and when they refuse. Sue the HELL OUT OF THEM!

And I typically loathe frivilous lawsuits!



that is true

they MUST accept cash according to U.S. law...
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And if you watch the video. When the station contacted Apple about the situation. They would not say anything other then it is in the purchase agreement.

Does that in any way, allow them to do this legally?
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deja vu
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This will be the model for all future transactions. Cash is too anonymous, eventually it will be outlawed and everything will have to be electronic so they can track what you buy, where you bought it and when you bought it.

Federal fees on savings accounts over a certain dollar amount will come too. They don't want you to be sitting on any savings.

PTB would love for everyone to be living paycheck to paycheck and putting everything on their credit card.
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As if you actually need another reason to not buy an iMaxipad...

Apple is worse than Microsoft, it's just that the blind fanboy sheep choose to ignore it. Whatever they do is okay, because it's THEIR dictator.

Lots of Obama voters in them stores.
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My friend paid cash at best buy for his I-Pad. I was with him when he did it.

The sad fact is that it's nothing more than an oversized Ipod touch.

I can get a laptop with access to over 10,000,000 applications from Wal-Fart for 300.

Kinda makes Ipad and their 150,000 applications seem like chump change.

I don't buy at Wal-Mart but you get the point.
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And thanks for the pin Trinity.

When I heard this story it totally blew me away!

Its amazing to see any control that we have, being slowly, and at times quickly ripped away. 1dunno1
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Once the iPad is lauched international they will remove this crap, but now a lot of shitty resellers are asking double price abroad.

Me i had to buy the iPad for 800$ and the guy told me how they cheat to be able to buy them and sell for crazy price.

By the way iPad is simply amaizing!!! hf
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I love ya'll on GLP... wild times - great to hear your voices echoing my instantaneous outrage on this one.
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Apple is sucking people in like lemmings.
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So if your someone like me who refuses to participate with the banks USURY. You cant get an I-pad...

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