Well, the day final came. I assumed it would come eventually but I had hoped it would not have been so soon. Staples banned me from buying Apple products. I had hoped by only buying one or two at a time I would be able to fly under the radar. I guess once you get up to about 16 you start to draw some attention. That doesn’t seem like a lot to me. I’m sure there are some of you out there who have ordered a lot more than that. Although in hind sight I still wasn’t discreet enough, here is my phone call.
CSR: Hi, we cancelled your order because you are a reseller.
Me: Why do you think I resell?
CSR: For money?
Me: No, what makes you think I am a reseller?
CSR: I looked at your blog.
Me: You did? Which one? The Portland travel one?
CSR: Yes, but you are just banned from Apple products we have a contract with them that does not allow us to sell to resellers.
Me: Ok, thanks.
In hindsight, perhaps, I should not have been using an email address on my account that ends with portlandtraveltips.com. So, I’m a bit dumb. They probably would have caught me sooner or later regardless. Fortunately, I have another account with a different email address. I am contemplating reordering on the different account. I am a bit reluctant though because I don’t want to risk an outright ban. Has anyone else been banned by Staples? Have you gotten around it?