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  1. entendu's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience to what I had this past weekend.

    The free $15 Prepaid Card from Google has been burning a hole in my pocket, so I decided to go and buy a new pair of headphones at Best Buy with it.

    I followed directions on using Wallet, and the Paypass and my GNex communicated as they should, however, the Kiosk at Best Buy popped up with a message saying something along the lines of "Contactless payment not being accepted."

    So i asked the cashier if I could try it again, and his response was "Well you can, but it just hasn't been working lately."

    I went online today and searched on Google's Wallet website and Best Buy is no longer listed as a place that accepts Wallet.

    Anyone know why? It's got me curious because you would think that a store that deals mainly in tech would accept Wallet payments.
    04-24-2012 11:21 AM
  2. oxymoron's Avatar
    It's never worked for me at BB either. Same error. Tried three times at two different BB's. I don't even attempt to use it there anymore.

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    04-24-2012 11:37 AM
  3. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    It should work. As long as you see the panel to tap your phone, their shouldn't be a problem.
    04-24-2012 11:39 AM
  4. ConTejas's Avatar
    I've never used it at BB, but I've probably used it 500 times at all random stores I see with the NFC debit/credit machines without a hitch. Definitely love the "wow factor" of GW , but I'm sure I'd feel like a big dbag if it was ever rejected because people already tend to look at you like "wtf are you doing?!"
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    04-24-2012 12:29 PM
  5. entendu's Avatar
    It seems as though it's something on Best Buy's end. The cashier seemed familiar with Google Wallet and didn't look at me like I was an alien when I put my phone up to the reader.

    To me his response almost made it seem as though Best Buy put a stop to accepting it.

    I've had the phone since release day, and the money's just been sitting there. Was pumped to finally use it on something. Oh well...guess i'll find somewhere else to blow my $15.
    04-24-2012 02:36 PM
  6. jephanie's Avatar
    Meh. Best Buy sucks anyway.
    04-24-2012 03:37 PM
  7. davidnc's Avatar
    15 ? I only ever had 10

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    04-24-2012 04:08 PM
  8. TabGuy's Avatar
    Does anyone buy at Best Buy? I thought they were just Amazon show rooms.
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    04-24-2012 05:36 PM
  9. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Meh. Best Buy sucks anyway.
    Hey Hey! lol we're not that bad. IF you seen the training they put us through, i think at least consumers would appreciate us as people.
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    04-24-2012 06:14 PM
  10. JediJesus95's Avatar
    Was your total purchase $15 our under? It only works for me if my purchase is exact or less then the money I have in my Google wallet.
    04-24-2012 07:01 PM
  11. slayer91790's Avatar
    Where did you guys get the .apk at? My came with the rom and it says unsupported device which I don't think it works.

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    04-24-2012 07:34 PM
  12. axne1's Avatar
    I tried to buy my headphones using wallet and that's when I found out

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    04-24-2012 07:40 PM
  13. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience to what I had this past weekend.

    The free $15 Prepaid Card from Google has been burning a hole in my pocket, so I decided to go and buy a new pair of headphones at Best Buy with it.

    I followed directions on using Wallet, and the Paypass and my GNex communicated as they should, however, the Kiosk at Best Buy popped up with a message saying something along the lines of "Contactless payment not being accepted."

    So i asked the cashier if I could try it again, and his response was "Well you can, but it just hasn't been working lately."

    I went online today and searched on Google's Wallet website and Best Buy is no longer listed as a place that accepts Wallet.

    Anyone know why? It's got me curious because you would think that a store that deals mainly in tech would accept Wallet payments.
    I tried using it a couple of months ago at one of the local Best Buy's out here. I was told pretty much the same thing you were told too. I don't think Best Buy has accepted Google Wallet for a while. Or at least that is the feeling I got when I was there.
    04-24-2012 08:21 PM
  14. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Worked for me. i had to open the app and enter my pin and tap it to the block. My total purchase was 44 bucks or so.
    04-24-2012 10:27 PM
  15. oxymoron's Avatar
    Where did you guys get the .apk at? My came with the rom and it says unsupported device which I don't think it works.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    That's just because you're rooted. It works fine. There is a security exploit for rooted devices, but to take advantage of it a person has to actually have your device in their possession... know the exploit exists... and know how to execute. Chances are slim. Google just puts that there to cover their metaphorical heinys in the event that it does happen. As far as I know, to date it has not.

    @Andrew, I forgot about opening the app prior to using it. That's the only way I can get it to work at Sunoco sometimes, and completely forgot about it while at BB... or I figured it out after. Either way, thanks for the reminder!

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    04-25-2012 07:43 AM
  16. DaPoets's Avatar
    I have used it numerous times at BB, spending a couple hundred dollars at least... granted I have not used it in the past say 2 months though.
    04-25-2012 08:31 AM
  17. axne1's Avatar
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    I'm always on!
    04-25-2012 08:41 AM
  18. entendu's Avatar
    Worked for me. i had to open the app and enter my pin and tap it to the block. My total purchase was 44 bucks or so.
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    Seems like maybe they just stopped accepting it now, because I have seen some people say they've had success at Best Buy, but not recently.
    04-25-2012 12:49 PM
  19. rufflez's Avatar
    The difference between Best Buy and Walgreens (examples) would be that Walgreens is a Single Tap merchant. You probably don't even have to open the app. Best Buy is not listed as a Single Tap merchant, but Google does say it will work anywhere MasterCard PayPass works. Best Buy is listed as a PayPass merchant (however, my closest BestBuy didn't show up, but a best buy mobile did). Could be store dependent. Worked for me in Asheville, NC
    04-26-2012 05:39 PM
  20. ki11ak3nn's Avatar
    I bought my gaming headset at Best Buy using Wallet. Everything went fine. That was also back in January when Wallet was working for me. Maybe they just recently stopped allowing the use of Wallet.
    04-26-2012 06:02 PM
  21. yosteve's Avatar
    Best buy isn't gonna take anybody's wallet soon
    04-26-2012 08:29 PM
  22. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Best buy isn't gonna take anybody's wallet soon
    You know they are in trouble when...


    You search for something on their mobile app and it refers you to buy.com for pricing and purchasing.
    04-26-2012 10:24 PM
  23. indianajonze's Avatar
    this doesn't have anything to do with google wallet. my chase visa has nfc built in as well and of the 4 or so best buys i go to regularly, the nfc has not worked once ever in those stores. works everywhere else, just like google wallet
    04-27-2012 01:24 PM
  24. Droid800's Avatar
    They may have neglected to renew their license for the contactless payment software, so it isn't working. From experience, the software is incredibly expensive, so they may have just decided to stop offering it. Or they could be in the middle of POS upgrades and nfc is a temporary casualty.

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    04-27-2012 10:38 PM
  25. LocationDudeNYC's Avatar
    Hey Hey! lol we're not that bad. IF you seen the training they put us through, i think at least consumers would appreciate us as people.
    Dude, you work at BB? Whoa...no offense, but here in the NYC area, with the exception of the one off Northern Blvd. and Union Square, they provide a truly unpleasant shopping experience. The employees in the Mobile Dept. at the BB at the Atlantic Mall act like gangsta's.

    Not hating, just saying...


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    04-29-2012 11:15 AM
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