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Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Farsi-Speaking Customer, Citing Company Policy !!!!

 
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A 19-year-old woman in Alpharetta, Ga., claims that her local Apple store refused to sell her anything after she was heard speaking Farsi with her uncle while she was trying to buy an iPhone and iPad.

"When we said 'Farsi, I'm from Iran,' he said, 'I just can't sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations,'" Sahar Sabet told WSB-TV.

According to the report, the Apple store employee cited the company's official policy, which prohibits the sale of their products to countries with which trade is prohibited by U.S. embargo.

Apple makes note of the policy on its website:

PROHIBITED DESTINATIONS The U.S. holds complete embargoes against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria

The exportation, reexportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a U.S. person wherever located, of any Apple goods, software, technology (including technical data), or services to any of these countries is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by the U.S. Government. This prohibition also applies to any Apple owned subsidiary or any subsidiary employee worldwide.

Apparently this is not an isolated case. Zach Jafarzadeh of Virginia told WSB-TV he experienced similar treatment when he was trying to help a friend from Iran buy an iPhone.

The Consumerist gave the following reason for Sabet's experience being alarming;

[The] 19-year-old woman is a U.S. citizen living in the country, who just happens to also speak the language spoken in a country that is the subject of a trade embargo. This would be like the Apple store refusing to sell to anyone who speaks Spanish because they might have defected from Cuba. And are Apple employees asking every Korean customer whether they were born in North or South Korea?

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]


This is a mixed argument to me. Yes, they have some communist policy, but its still a policy. BUT, who the hell takes someones right to purchase a product and is a US citizen? I look spanish, are you going to deny me? This is one of the many reasons why I DO NOT BUY OR SUPPORT APPLE PRODUCTS.
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So the US Government forbids US companies and people from selling various technology to Iran.

But it doesn't say they can't sell an iPad to a US citizen who may have come from Iran.

LAWSUIT!!!!!
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So the US Government forbids US companies and people from selling various technology to Iran.

But it doesn't say they can't sell an iPad to a US citizen who may have come from Iran.

LAWSUIT!!!!!
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i smell something brewin, how about discrimination and racial profiling at its best!
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Next come the interment camps like we did to the Japs during the 1940's.
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF

She did speak english and you know it. She ALSO speaks Farsi...
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF


shes DOES speak English. Theres this interesting thing called being bi-lingual
ohyeah
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Next come the interment camps like we did to the Japs during the 1940's.
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The nearby casino will kick people out for speaking anything other than English...I was sitting next to a couple of Chinese guys at the Pai gow poker table, and they were warned once for speaking Chinese and then they got escorted out, LOL
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF


shes DOES speak English. Theres this interesting thing called being bi-lingual
ohyeah
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


I know that, I guarantee I speak more languages than you...but what I said is still true.
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There is no 'right' to buy a product. wtf?
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Nuke Iran now!
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Nuke Iran because an Apple Store refused to sell an iPad to a US citizen? That makes no sense at all.
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Next come the interment camps like we did to the Japs during the 1940's.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


The nearby casino will kick people out for speaking anything other than English...I was sitting next to a couple of Chinese guys at the Pai gow poker table, and they were warned once for speaking Chinese and then they got escorted out, LOL
 Quoting: BRIEF


At the Pi Gao table? Are you fucking serious?

I saw a group of Mexicans get yelled at in taco bell yesterday because the cashier didn't speak Spanish.

I love the US. Seriously. I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF


shes DOES speak English. Theres this interesting thing called being bi-lingual
ohyeah
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


I know that, I guarantee I speak more languages than you...but what I said is still true.
 Quoting: BRIEF


With the ATM, yes i agree with you...i wanna break my phone when i have to hear the Spanish menu before i can even select some shit. But to nuke Iran is exactly what the establishment wants, they win, we lose.
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

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Next come the interment camps like we did to the Japs during the 1940's.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


The nearby casino will kick people out for speaking anything other than English...I was sitting next to a couple of Chinese guys at the Pai gow poker table, and they were warned once for speaking Chinese and then they got escorted out, LOL
 Quoting: BRIEF


At the Pi Gao table? Are you fucking serious?

I saw a group of Mexicans get yelled at in taco bell yesterday because the cashier didn't speak Spanish.

I love the US. Seriously. I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


if you wanna catch terrorists, just speak english cuz 90% of terrorism is false flags by our government
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

-George Washington
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Next come the interment camps like we did to the Japs during the 1940's.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


The nearby casino will kick people out for speaking anything other than English...I was sitting next to a couple of Chinese guys at the Pai gow poker table, and they were warned once for speaking Chinese and then they got escorted out, LOL
 Quoting: BRIEF


At the Pi Gao table? Are you fucking serious?

I saw a group of Mexicans get yelled at in taco bell yesterday because the cashier didn't speak Spanish.

I love the US. Seriously. I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


if you wanna catch terrorists, just speak english cuz 90% of terrorism is false flags by our government
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


No excuse to ignore the other 10%.
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF


Yeah, I refuse to answer the flipping telephone for that exact reason.
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Good!

I also refuse to do business with anyone that doesn't speak English...

I had to press a button on the ATM yesterday for English and I was tempted to rip the fucker off the wall!

Nuke Iran now!
 Quoting: BRIEF


Yeah, I refuse to answer the flipping telephone for that exact reason.
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They have telephones in Australia?
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The nearby casino will kick people out for speaking anything other than English...I was sitting next to a couple of Chinese guys at the Pai gow poker table, and they were warned once for speaking Chinese and then they got escorted out, LOL
 Quoting: BRIEF


At the Pi Gao table? Are you fucking serious?

I saw a group of Mexicans get yelled at in taco bell yesterday because the cashier didn't speak Spanish.

I love the US. Seriously. I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


if you wanna catch terrorists, just speak english cuz 90% of terrorism is false flags by our government
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


No excuse to ignore the other 10%.
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us? i guess you support every legislation and police state activity that has taken your freedoms away since 9-11. Why are you on a conspiracy again? Go back to sleep sheep

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Last Edited by TheTruthNeverLies on 07/02/2012 08:59 AM
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

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the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us?
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Doesn't CIA have an office in USA?
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the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us?
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Doesn't CIA have an office in USA?
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Several.
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the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us?
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Doesn't CIA have an office in USA?
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yea too many offices...which is why i told the original poster that said "I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.", that we only need to speak english lol

Last Edited by TheTruthNeverLies on 07/02/2012 09:02 AM
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

-George Washington
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Nuke Iran now!
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Nuke Iran because an Apple Store refused to sell an iPad to a US citizen? That makes no sense at all.
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Dont waste your time trying to explain it to that retard...Its amazing hes still around with that kind of rhetoric Nuking a country
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Nuke Iran now!
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Nuke Iran because an Apple Store refused to sell an iPad to a US citizen? That makes no sense at all.
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Dont waste your time trying to explain it to that retard...Its amazing hes still around with that kind of rhetoric Nuking a country
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clappa
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

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the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us?
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Doesn't CIA have an office in USA?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7473337


yea too many offices...which is why i told the original poster that said "I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.", that we only need to speak english lol
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Read what you wrote above about the CIA. So why shouldn't he believe you have terrorists among you? According to what you wrote, CIA are terrorists.
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the %10 are real terrorist that live on the other side of the word and cant get here unless the CIA put them on planes. Are you a victim of believing we have terrorists among us?
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Doesn't CIA have an office in USA?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7473337


yea too many offices...which is why i told the original poster that said "I think the US SHOULD speak more than one language. That way we'd catch more terrorists.", that we only need to speak english lol
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Read what you wrote above about the CIA. So why shouldn't he believe you have terrorists among you? According to what you wrote, CIA are terrorists.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7473337


i was referring to fake men in cave type terrorists among us, because thats what hes referring to or only knows about
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

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First off this is disgusting, but not surprising for a 2 bit redneck ( albeit probably closeted self loathing gay ) apple employee.

If lowend shitbags in the west want iran bombed so badly ( the last country iran invaded was ? ) maybe the us govt should bomb some rednecks on welfare and blame it on iran. They would kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
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( the last country iran invaded was ? )
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Iraq?
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( the last country iran invaded was ? )
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Iraq?
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nOPE..Iraq attacked Iran thanks to the US of A
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( the last country iran invaded was ? )
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Iraq?
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cruise Yeah, but Saddam was our friend at the time. He bought our second hand guns and sold us oil.

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