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Except people still prefer them or they'd already be gone. That isn't changing unless 1) people spend within their means (e.g. Not on credit) and 2) an alternate easier method of paying exists. Let us be honest though our society can't sustain itself another hundred years.
  They love cash.
No I think losing a current revenue stream in the form of reoccurring prescription sales will hurt more. People go to these stores to get prescriptions and often times pick up other things while they are there. People taking prescriptions else place can be quantified. What you suggest inconveniences me and the cashier, but doesn't send as strong a message to the store. I do think emails to CEOs help.I live close to all three stores, so a switch is easy. As far as prices...
Your need doesn't undermine that it would be cool to have all your receipts centrally managed. Further, electronic receipts would suffice to prepare taxes. Your issue is unique to your accounting firm. I give my information via PDF, that is scanned via a scanner. A centralized receipt management system would make my life a lot easier. It would be cool to be able to tag them at the point of sale for relevance.
And it should include language in App Store admission rules that retailers that don't allow competing payment systems will be denied access to the App Store. If Google and Apple disallowed CVS from having an app in their stores this nonsense would change.
The solution is easy. Apple should just block these retailers apps from the Store. It wouldn't be an anti-competitive move because the message would be let your customers decide what system they prefer and if you don't let us in your store we will not let you in ours.
  Not really. Amazon knows people are going to buy things outside of Amazon. This way Amazon gains some money from purchases on its card through its sharing arrangement with Chase, and points accumulated get redeemed on Amazon. Amazon also loses nothing by supporting Apple Pay.
  Perhaps, it is you saying, "I simply avoid it whenever I can."
  A lot of it is about accounting. Sure there is tremendous expense related to manufacturing, but also tax liability. If Apple owned its own manufacturing it has to account for inventory and components on hand in a different way, which hurts its quarterly earnings.
It is like thanking a thief for picking up some trash on your floor and throwing it out before they leave with the goods they stole.
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