Apple iCard

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  1. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    I saw this and chuckled. I wonder how many people would actually get this.

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    I could see where find my card could come in handy for certain family members...
     
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  3. Roaddoggin

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    What, no iPoints?
     
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  4. edekba

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    u get iGreenPoints. $100 in apple products = 1 tree planted
     
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    Spectacular.:p Only a 10% surcharge on purchases. This will be a huge success. :cool:
     
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  6. anabolism
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    Where did you see a 10% surcharge? I saw a 10% APR but normally APRs are only for carrying a balance across statement periods.
     
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  7. anabolism
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    Amusing, but way too realistic to be good satire. There's nothing over-the-top there. Maybe it should offer AppleCare for your financial affairs? Or some sort of virtual reality app built in to the card itself so that the card has what appears to be a window; look "through" the card at anything and it tells you the price, the expected life span, the repair history, and average rating.
     
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    The mouse type shows a 10% APR on purchases, which means that the day you make a purchase the APR begins. The 0% BT offers masks the big hit. Clever! That was the big trick,organized so that almost nobody outside the card world would see the deception.

    BTW, I'm an Apple fan. I have not seen them do anything remotely like that, although I know deep techies complain sometimes. This is still funny, at least to me. But I'm warped:oops:
     
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  9. N965VJ
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    Isn't AppleCare for medical? I gotta see the iDoc. :D
     
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    So do i.

    Sent from my iPad using milepoint
     
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  11. anabolism
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    I get credit card offers all the time, and many have different APRs for purchases, balance transfers, and cash advances. But I've never seen one that charges the APR from day one on purchases. Balance transfers and cash advances, yes, APR from day one. Purchases, I've never seen. (Well, I have seen some where if you carry a balance, then new purchases are hit with the APR on day one, but if you pay off the balance each period, then you never pay APR on purchases, so far as I've seen.)

    I enjoy Apple parodies; I'm just saying this one was pretty tame. Usually, Apple parodies are pretty OTT.
     
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  12. anabolism
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    Also, even if there was a 10% APR on purchases that did apply from day one, that's still not the same as a "10% surcharge on purchases" because the APRs are on an annual basis, so at most it would be 0.8% assuming you didn't carry it across a statement.

    (I get offers all the time that scream "0% APR on balance transfers!" but in the small print mention a 3% fee. That's 3% applied on day one. Hardly 0%!)
     
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    You have been lucky. One of the more prominent among the bloggers favorites often has offers taht work that way. Deep in the mouse print they specify that if you carry a balance all purchases are also subject to interest from day of posting.
     
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    :oops: I should be more careful in editing.
     
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    It's for vision care, silly.
     
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    Apple once had a credit card. The Apple Juniper Visa IIRC, the rewards were iTunes gift cards or something of the like, an absolutely horrible credit card to have.
     
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    I think the thing that got people to sign up for that card was no interest financing for 1 yr if it was over $600 IIRC.
     
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  18. anabolism
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    Sure, I've seen those (as noted in my parenthetical) but as long as you pay your balance every statement then you don't pay any APR. That's quite different from a 10% surcharge on purchases.

    Sorry to belabor the point; I wasn't trying to pick on you, I was just shocked at the idea of a surcharge on purchases and took the words literarily. Thank you for clarifying.
     
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