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Best Buy Rolling Out In-Store Apple Pay Support in U.S.

Best-Buy-Apple-PayBest Buy has accepted Apple Pay for in-app payments since April, and now the U.S. electronics retailer has begun rolling out the iPhone-based mobile payments service in stores.

A new YouTube video and Reddit thread confirm customers making successful debit and credit card purchases using both Apple Pay and Android Pay at separate Best Buy stores in California.

Best Buy is now permitted to support Apple Pay, Android Pay and other NFC payment services after its three-year exclusivity period with payment consortium Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) expired in August. MCX has developed its own mobile payments service called CurrentC, which some retailers began testing in August but may not see a broad launch until 2016.


Best Buy has not officially announced Apple Pay availability at its U.S. retail chain, but the company did confirm in April that it would roll out in-store support later in 2015. Best Buy joins Rite Aid, Meijer and other retailers as MCX members that now accept Apple Pay, but others such as Walmart have no plans to support the service.

(Thanks, Jarod!)

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Tags: Best Buy, MCX, CurrentC


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12 months ago

People actually shop at Worst Buy?
Why?


Your picture looks like you are 50+ but your post tells me you are 12 or 13 at best.
Rating: 9 Votes
12 months ago
It is rolling out to all stores now. It actually started back at the end of August.

It will complete the rollout on September 28th.

The store in the video is Roseville, CA and they have had it since 9/2

Source: I work for Best Buy.
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago
Hooray! Now that guy that commented yesterday on the Discover 10% Apple Pay post can go buy his fridge!
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago

People actually shop at Worst Buy?
Why?


They're based in Minneapolis so they're everywhere (doesn't hurt to support a local company that employs thousands locally). They match Amazon prices and I can get it same day (same day Amazon delivery is coming in a couple months now that they're building a ton of new distribution facilities here). They also often beat Amazon prices on some items like hard drives.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much people actually care about Android/Apple/NFC Pay. Are you really that lazy that you can't slap a few bills down or grab your wallet from your back pocket or purse. It also begs the question, are you sooo attached to your stupid cell phone that you have to incorporate it into every part of your life? ITS A CELL PHONE!!!
People need to go watch Wall-E and look at how fat/lazy people are in that movie because that's the society we are moving towards.
Just remember, if power/networks go out and you can't buy anything, I will still be fine because I have cold hard CASH!


I believe there are some medications that could help you. Have a nice day.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
A lot of people who wonder why NFC is a big deal miss the tokenised aspect of NFC devices like phones. The one-time code and the device account number combine to make the payment information useless if stolen.

Given the rampant theft of payment information (how many times have we had our cards replaced, causing huge hassles and lots of time to be wasted and the banks to have to pay for all those replacement cards?), I'd rather play it safe. It's not just "Neat, I don't need to carry a wallet!" or "I can pay with my watch or phone!" -- it's about being safe.

Best Buy also isn't new to NFC. They accepted it several years ago -- I remember seeing the logos on the payment terminals. Then they turned it off. They're getting more credit than I think they really deserve for undoing a mistake they made. They showed they cared more about collecting customers' information than they did about keeping that information safe during system breaches. (No business wants to believe they're vulnerable, but all of them are. There's no way to be 100% safe).

As a result, I have not shopped there since NFC went away since the EMV "dip" slots are also inactive in their terminals. I may give them another chance once NFC and/or EMV are available at my local store.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much people actually care about Android/Apple/NFC Pay. Are you really that lazy that you can't slap a few bills down or grab your wallet from your back pocket or purse. It also begs the question, are you sooo attached to your stupid cell phone that you have to incorporate it into every part of your life? ITS A CELL PHONE!!!
People need to go watch Wall-E and look at how fat/lazy people are in that movie because that's the society we are moving towards.
Just remember, if power/networks go out and you can't buy anything, I will still be fine because I have cold hard CASH!

I cannot believe how lazy people are!
The use of cash is just lazy. I mean, when I grow too many vegetables in the garden, and I load up the cart to bring them to the market, where I trade them with my local neighbors for their milk, or if I have a good harvest, a cow, which I then use that cow for the milk, and I make cheese, which has a long shelf life, and I can trade that for lumber for my cart. Since my efficiency is increased through the use of a cart, I can gain more things around the house (which I cut down the trees myself, then took to the lumber mill, and traded some of the veggies and cheese for to have the man, who lives by a river and has a sawmill cut them into lumber for use in building the house), I barter those things to buy an iPhone, and go to the big cities, where they have those message centers where I can keep up on all of the news.

Using cash is truly the lazy solution.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

People actually shop at Worst Buy?
Why?

Sometimes you can find better deals on Blu-rays there than Amazon.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago
What bugs me about Apple pay still is that some terminals make you enter a pin and some make you sign. Isn't that the point of my finger print...
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago
Now they just need to support the Best Buy credit card in Apple Pay
Rating: 2 Votes

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