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Amazon Go store in NYC is the 1st to take cash

May 8, 2019

Amazon has taken flak for its cashless stores as cities address tensions among technology, merchant preferences and the fact that many shoppers, often those of low income, still typically pay in cash, out of necessity or privacy concerns.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed in April that Amazon was working to accept cash at Go stores, saying at the time, “Paying cash at Amazon Go will work as you would expect: you’ll check out, pay with cash, and then get your change.”

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