Want to buy an iPhone? If you do, you better have a credit card. Apple does not accept cash:

“…“She looked at my money and said, ‘We don’t accept cash as a form of payment for the iPhone.’ When I asked why, she would only say it was the store’s policy that I use a credit card,” Palen said.

Since he doesn’t have one, Palen asked another customer if he could give him the $499 plus tax to charge it for him. Store staffers said that was against the rules, and then escorted him — and his pocket full of bills — from the store.”

link: What can cash buy? Not an iPhone

It seems that Apple can find a customer friendly method to track sales. Of course, a customer can go buy a prepaid credit card to spend at the Apple store.

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