Barclay card has an alliance with APPLE to finance their products sold to students and the public at large. They are a scam artist posing as a bank. Do not let them steal from you. You can find better financing. Their idea is to offer you "deferred interest" on your MAC or Apple device. They make it nearly impossible to determine when your intro period is up and then hit you for a huge interest payment the day it expires. No email, no notice, just a huge bill added to an already hefty over-priced gadget. Apple is intmately involved with this and knows what is going on. DO NOT USE THE BARCLAY CARD FINANCING UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET SCREWED! Don't let your students fall prey to them. I would suggest going as far as boycotting Apple's products as they are overpriced versus PCs and are sorely lacking in connectivity and comapatibiltiy with many wireless systems everywhere. My kid can't connect to half the routers out there with his sMACBOOK. Now on top of that he is eating a huge interest charge that amounts to about a third of the purchase price of his machine. Never again and I will never stop advising anyone I can to avoid doing business with Barclay US. Pure evil in the credit card world and Apple is married to them. Beware the Barclay Card
While I appreciate your understanding of the technology, (and admit you could probably give these MAC folks lessons in how to work their equipment), I am focused on the business relationship between BARCLAYS BANK and APPLE. I could care less about APPLE's technology. They are in bed with a BANK. While they are in bed with that particular BANK, I am suggesting they be punished in the marketplace by the consumers the BANK preys on. Whether an APPLE device can connect to anything is less relevant but it is a fact that I have witnessed at Tech. Those little geniuses will tell you this is the case anywhere outside of their CISCO powered campus. Very frustrating to them. I personally will never have any one of their devices again if they continue to do business with the BANK. Techno is not my concern. BANKING is. Financial relationships are. Voting with your wallet is the most effective way to change a business and its relationship to other players. One wallet at a time. I refuse to do business with anyone who uses BARCLAYS as their financing partner.
Barclay's is Pure Evil. Another fine example of the greed and avarice that led us to the current economic conditions. Barclays is preying on the masses of wounded consumers. They're greedy and unscrupulous carion picking at the struggling flesh of the young, inexperienced, and vulnerable. Barclays is to be avoided and feared and their partners such as APPLE should be boycotted and shunned in the marketplace
Agreed one hundred and fifty percent. Barclays is a baneful predator on the student and parent population and APPLE is intimately involved with them. Buy HP or any other PC before going down this teacherous and deceptive road. APPLE is foolish to continue to asscociate with them. Jobs needs to cut them off before the consumers cut him off.