Apple Says "Your cash is no good here!"

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    Cash Not Accepted

    Seriously. Apple should just burn. I have never hoped for a company to go under due to the impact it would have on its' employees and their families. In this case though I will make an exception.
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    apple is to "modern" for "old school" methods of payment. what a joke.
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    Point is regardless of what Apple's policies are, denying U.S. currency in a store in the United States by a company that was founded and is headquartered in the United States is an abomination. Plain and simple.
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    My thoughts exactly...
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    Perhaps they are worried that stores may end up with significant amounts of cash on hand and could make them easy targets for robberies or employee theft.
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    Though I agree it's a retarded policy (and potentially illegal, despite what the author said he found (no citations given?)) in the case of the woman in the article they did her a favor... if she shops around for a deal she can get a FULL laptop (i.e. far more power and features) for the same price... but then Apple users generally aren't the brightest in the bunch when it comes to spending on computers....
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    I think the reason is because they want to try to look cool using the swipe card reader glued to their iTouch...
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    That's a BS excuse....

    Just like places that won't take a 50 or 100 dollar bills.... I go elsewhere to do my business.
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    Yes we all know that a laptop would be better but what if she doesn't need a laptop and something as basic as an iPad would suit her needs? Regardless of the I.Q. of the average Apple consumer, or lack thereof, it is still no excuse for a U.S. based company with retail storefronts to deny a customer a product based on the method of payment. In this particular case the almighty dollar which last I checked is still the currency we use in the United States.
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    This is a disgrace if it's true.
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    She was 'a computer-less woman' so she either has very little idea of what she really needs or doesn't need anything to begin with (she's done this long without one right?)... at any rate anyone that has to pinch and save that hard doesn't need an iPad to begin with... for 1/2 the price she can get a cheap POS from walmart and use the remaining money to (here's something American's have forgot about) PUT IT INTO SAVINGS..... k, off the :soapbox:

    but yes it's a ridiculous policy and I hope someone challenges them legal on it. Every bill in the US specifically says it's legal tender for ALL DEBITs so as long as they are on American soil I don't see how they can legally refuse.
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    lol I remember buying stamps at the post office in the machine and getting $18 in susan b anthony dollars change...

    To bad apple doesnt seem to remember their own roots, starting off in a garage, friends garage at that...
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    Also, it does say on all paper currency that it is legall tender for ALL debts..
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    isn't it illegal to refuse cash?
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    Not large bills, at least. Restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale sometimes wouldn't even accept a $20.

    Not that it matters to me, I use cash once in a blue moon and never carry it. I put everything through credit cards because it's just easier for me.