My friend went shopping this weekend in Buffalo, and I asked her to do me a favor and pick up an iphone for me. I gave her the money for it, and she deposited it onto her debit card. I figured there wouldn't be a problem. When I went to pick it up from her, she told me they would not sell her an iphone because she's Canadian, no way around it. I was pissed, and frustrated as I had read on this forum that they would accept debit cards and credit cards no problem. Guess not. Does anyone know a way around this?
"• iPhone may not be purchased for export outside of the United States, either directly or indirectly."
So legally, no, there is no way around it. You're not going to ask us how to do it illegally, are you?
I suspect Apple's policy is not a reflection of any law, U.S.A. or otherwise. It seems only to be Apple's policy to discriminate against Canadian/foreign customers.
Company policies can be challenged, and are often found to be discriminatory and illegal in themselves.
Note: "I'm not a lawyer. I just play one on TV."
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As I remember it, no retailer in the States can refuse a sale for legal tender. Just not allowed. Am I wrong? Have the laws changed?
You're wrong, there never was such a law. There's an article describing the "legal tender" thing here: Apple's No Cash For iPhone is Legal - iGadget Blog. As the article describes, this isn't really a legal tender issue but a freedom of contract issue and vendors are complete within there rights to set the terms of purchase for their product.
Last edited by RobOnt; Nov 4th, 2007 at 07:46 AM.