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Here is one of these curious anecdotes that arise from some Apple regulations, which can be somewhat twisted. It turns out that if you want to buy an iPad in an Apple Store you can’t do it with cash , but you have to use a credit or debit card.
That’s what happened to Diane Campbell, a guitar aficionado who wanted to buy an iPad so she could comfortably watch lessons from the Internet. To do so, she saved money for a while until she collected 600 dollars, and when she finally got it, she went directly to the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California.
And that’s when he got the bad news. When he took out the wad of bills to pay for the iPad, the Apple Store staff told him he couldn’t pay for the iPad with cash. At first Diane thought it was a joke, but she stopped believing it when she was told that it was a security measure to avoid the massive purchase of iPads to sell them in Europe and Asia. Diane, who doesn’t have a credit card, has been left wanting the iPad until she can find a way to pay for it (some friend with a credit card will have to make a change).
Is Apple’s measure exaggerated? On the one hand there is the absurdity of not being able to pay for something with normal money, on the other hand there is the interest of those who are making a good salary by reselling the iPad at three times its conventional price on the other side of the Atlantic. Apple, I think, could make an exception or try to advise as much as possible to Diane, who has been disappointed and has appealed to Jobs swearing that she will not resell her iPad to make money.