Credit is a part of our society
(I think I’m going to start a blog section called “Oh really” in honor of the SNL skit)
Cash not necessarily always welcome at Apple stores | abc7news.com:
So a local ABC station takes the Apple store to task for not accepting the hard earned cash of a woman who is disabled and on a fixed income and she wants to go online to youtube and find guitar lessons for free and play with them.
And ZDnet making this a morality play about disadvantaged Americans? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/government/when-it-comes-to-selling-ipads-apple-is-truly-anti-american-and-anti-disadvantaged/8968 Oh really? What about the fact that she’s either going to need Internet access or pay for 3G to access that Youtube?
$600 is a lot of money. Isn’t there a bigger story here that American consumerism and marketing is so great that a woman who probably shouldn’t be spending on the iconic consumer device of iPad is wanting to spend her money on it? The device it tied to a App store that needs a credit card or a paypal account. I get it that she may not be able to handle a netbook. I get it that she may not want the full functionality of a computer. But all you guys are beating up the Apple store over is about their acceptance of cash? You can’t complete the set up of an iPad without some sort of credit card tied to that device.
Folks, credit cards are an American way of life and have been so for years. I think we’ve jumped the shark where people want to find something to beat up Apple over.
This however, isn’t a topic they should be beat up over.