Retailers shutting down NFC terminals to block ApplePay

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raqball

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I came across this is my rss feed and found it interesting..

Wonder how many more will follow suit?

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It should come as no surprise, then, that, in addition to Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, CurrentC's partners include Gap, Old Navy, 7-Eleven, Kohls, Lowes, Dunkin' Donuts, Sam's Club, Sears, Kmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Banana Republic, Stop & Shop, and Wendy's — as well nearly all the major US gas station chains — among its ranks.
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/25/7069863/retailers-are-disabling-nfc-readers-to-shut-out-apple-pay
 

rom x

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Weather or not your an apple user this hurts the consumer cause if things get ugly then this whole mobile payment system is gonna be nothing but a useless clutter mess for all of us.
 
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Why would they attempt to have their own mobile pay system? That doesn't make any since to me. It's like Wendy's. You can pay them using their app but Apple Pay compared to opening Wendy's app etc to pay, well you know which one is easier.
 

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Why would they attempt to have their own mobile pay system? That doesn't make any since to me.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Right now they pay the middle man and with Apple Pay they pay the middle man AND Apple..

The system these companies want to use is not tied to a credit card, it's tied to your checking account... No middle man fees which puts more $$$$$$$$$$ in their account with every single purchase made..
 
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Right now they pay the middle man and with Apple Pay they pay the middle man AND Apple..

The system these companies want to use is not tied to a credit card, it's tied to your checking account... No middle man fees which puts more $$$$$$$$$$ in their account with every single purchase made..
That makes total sense but is upseting.
 

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Why would they attempt to have their own mobile pay system? That doesn't make any since to me. It's like Wendy's. You can pay them using their app but Apple Pay compared to opening Wendy's app etc to pay, well you know which one is easier.
They the stores want to have there own payment system so that they will get to keep the percentage that would normally go to the payment processor i.e. applepay. most of time when you pay for something using a CC the merchant has to give up a percentage of the sale. hence why i love i bitcoin.
 
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They the stores want to have there own payment system so that they will get to keep the percentage that would normally go to the payment processor i.e. applepay. most of time when you pay for something using a CC the merchant has to give up a percentage of the sale. hence why i love i bitcoin.
Nobody will use the companies system. Wendy's has it and nobody uses it.
 

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Corporate focus isn't on consumer desires or convenience, simply the bottom line. They could accept both but they won't. They deserve the scorn of their customers.


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rom x

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Nobody will use the companies system. Wendy's has it and nobody uses it.
You could be right. but i have no doubt the credit card and bank companies are or atleast should be afraid of bitcoin. cause it's cumming weather or not the banks and credit card companies wanted it. and there's nothing they can do to stop it. slow it down maybe but not stop it.
and there's nothing safer than bitcoins they are 100% un-hackable
 

raqball

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Either way I don't see Apple Pay going away and I don't see this going away.. Tons of cash has been invested by Apple into Apple Pay and tons of cash has been invested into this other system by the companies pushing it.

Worst case is you have Passbook then right next to it you have this payment app.. Depending on what store you are at, you use the appropriate tap to pay..
 
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Being from a company that provides credit card processing I can tell you that each credit card processor is different. Some charge a flat per/swipe fee (that the business pays in addition to their monthly fees for processing). We offer several different processors and I've heard from my customers that at least one of them has so many hidden charges that they'd never use them again.
I imagine the same is true with using Apple as your "middle-man" They're gonna take a chunk out of you, in the worst case scenario even cut you out entirely from any profit you could make taking charges through their app. Apple behaves similarly to Microsoft in the fact that they sell their products for a fixed price, leaving little wiggle room for profit to the merchandisers. I wouldn't expect their credit card processing to be much different.
I do think it's sad that in the end it's the consumers who suffer when greed overcomes common sense and the easiest path is made to be the most difficult.