Banned From iTMS for 'Ebay-ing' iTunes Gift Certifica...

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    I think this kid is omitting something from his story -- it sounds too fishy to be true.
     
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    What? It's on the internet, it must be true!

    :p


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    Extremely funny if this was the idiot that stopped by here trying to sell them internationally.
     
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    how does a 15 year old have a credit card anyways?

    that's what makes it even fishier.
     
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    Nope, I havn't tried to sell them on here, and My Story is True, and is what happened!
     
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    Oh, and I didn't resell them.. Read my Blog, I updated
     
  8. ITR 81
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    15 with a CC. I hope you know your not suppose to resale cert. to anyone?

    Also if your young user and spend crazy amount in certain amount of time your CC company can and will freeze your account. If your account is frozen then most companies assume the card is stolen or over it's limit. So they blacklist it until the CC is cleared. I had similar issue with Amazon and Mastercard...but then again I'm not 15 either.
     
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    Then why does the blog say?
    When you buy something and sell it to someone else, for profit or not -- that's reselling it.

    If you buy it and give it to someone -- that's a gift.
     
  11. Kenny Pollock
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    I'm not on this kid's side, but I'm 13 and I have a credit card. It's called Visa Buxxx, for ages 13 and over I believe, parents and kids can put in money, and parents can put on a withdrawl limit. It acts like a real card.

    I think it was a stupid thing to do, even for an iPod. I'm 13 and paid for my 15 GB iPod myself by doing database work for a small company for about a week. It's not hard to do.

    Here in Florida, when I'm 14, I can legally get a job at Publix as a bag boy for $7/hour.. It's legal, and I stay out of trouble, especially with Apple.
     
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    I completely understand why Apple did it and support them for it
     
  13. Pipian
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    Reselling is selling something you bought, As I did not have it, and sent directly to the other person as a Certificate, it's not reselling
     
  14. Kenny Pollock
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    re·sell __ _P___Pronunciation Key__(rsl)
    tr.v. re·sold, (-sld) re·sell·ing, re·sells
    To sell again.

    You can't send someone a gift certificate without purchasing it.

    Let's say we go along with your "I'm not a reseller" theory.. That means you don't have it and didn't plan on sending the customers what they wanted- fraud.

    So, you're either in trouble for fraud or being a reseller. Hahahaha, got ya there.
     
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    How many did you buy, dude?

    I have done a few for people but I wasn't making a profit.. just helpin a brother out who was in the military and so on.

    Im sorry you got nabbed man.. but you had to have done several hundred dollars worth to get busted.

    Just be cool.. find someone at apple and explain the situation to them.. If you come across sincerely sorry and just tell them that you want to be able to listen to the music you have already purchased I assume that will be cool and they will work with ya.

    But causing a big scene will just make it worse foir everyone

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    I'm not trying to make a huge scene or anything, Oh, and thanks for the Semi-support, Any Advice from anyone? I'm not planning on sellign anymore if I ever get my account back, I just want to buy my own music again.
     
  18. Kenny Pollock
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    Make a new account, new cc.
    Or, you can buy some gift certificates via eBay for your new account, rofl.
     
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    You'd do a good job of getting yourself shot if you ever go into the military acting as your own lawyer.

    Since you never "bought" a single certificate, how by chance did you get these certificates to send directly to the people you sold them to.

    You either:

    1. Purchased a certificate for delivery to a individual.

    2. Procured stolen certificates.

    3. Hacked the iTMS for "free" gift certificates.

    4. Fraudulently obtained iTMS gift certificates.

    5. Were running an eBay scam.

    Since you never purchased (aka, bought) a single gift certificate you sold -- and have admitted this in a public forum -- I hope the FBI investigation for this fraud lands your ass in jail.

    Thanks for telling us you never purchased a single gift certificate you sold to the suckers on eBay.
     
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    No, I did purchase them, I bought them, and sent it to the winners after the bid was made
     
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    THAT IS RESELLING, GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

    YOU BOUGHT, YOU SOLD.
     
  22. Pipian
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    I Bought the Certificates for the people, but didn't buy them for the people until the auction was over and payment sent, I wasn't scamming anyone
     
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    I sent directly to them, the certificates didn't go from me to them, they were sent directly from iTMS to them
     
  24. Kenny Pollock
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    Gift Certificates..
    One party buys them, one party recieves them for free, as a gift.

    What you're doing is reselling, and it's illegal.
     
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    I was thinking about doing this myself. Easy way to make money.
     

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