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She was at the Apple store in Palo Alto, about to pull out the big wad of cash and take home her first computer. Instead, she received a terrible blow.
"They said, 'Sorry, we don't take cash.' And, so I looked at her and I said OK she's kidding," Campbell recalled.
However, the clerk was not kidding. The Apple sales policy says if you want an iPad, you must pay by credit card or debit card. Diane didn't have any plastic and amazingly her cash was useless.
The U.S. Treasury Department says there is nothing in the law that requires companies to accept cash as payment, even though it is "legal tender." The Apple no-cash policy applies only to iPads and iPhones, although you can at least use a gift card to buy an iPhone.
Originally posted by samureyed
It's to prevent people from purchasing multiple ipads and reselling them. If you are forced to use a card they have a record of your purchases.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
It's not only Apple, I have been turned down on many different purchases because I didn't have a credit card. I was turned down from hotels for this many times. I had over a grand in cash on me and they wouldn't take it. I even offered a cash deposit! It's ridiculous to not accept a LEGAL tender in the US. I was inquiring about the new iPhones and you have to use a credit card as well, cash will not be accepted. It's BS, if someone saved their OWN money up to buy one, they should be allowed to purchase one.
I now keep ONE Walmart prepaid VISA and I load it as needed. I don't use t for anything unless I absolutely have to. I hate it cause it charges me to use my own money!