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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Top Rated Comments

Arcus Avatar
76 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
displayblock Avatar
76 months ago
Hooray! Now that guy that commented yesterday on the Discover 10% Apple Pay post can go buy his fridge!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crisss1205 Avatar
76 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
76 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SlipperySlop Avatar
76 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CaryMacGuy Avatar
76 months ago
Now they just need to support the Best Buy credit card in Apple Pay
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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