USA Today reports the story of Diane Campbell, a San-Francisco area woman who is disabled and on a fixed income, who found that the Palo Alto Apple store would not take the $600 cash payment that she wanted to hand over for an iPad.
“It took quite a long time for me to just save up this small amount of money to go down and purchase one,” she told a local news station. “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.’”
Imagine Diane’s surprise then, when she was stopped in her tracks by the store staff and told that they didn’t take cash.
According to USA Today, Apple only takes credit or debit card payments for the iPad or iPhone because it makes it easier to stop them from being bought in bulk and sold abroad. The U.S. Treasury says that there is no law anywhere that says a business must accept cash if it’s offered.
It remains to be seen if Diane will get her iPad in the end, maybe she’ll get a free one from Apple?!
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
Source: USA Today