Can I purchase from other iTunes stores?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GregUofMN, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. GregUofMN macrumors regular

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    I wandered over to iTunes Sweeden and noticed that they had some EP's that I would love to purchase. However, I live in Minneapolis and don't know if this will work. Can I purchase from other iTunes stores? I would go ahead and try it out, but I don't want to pay extra for that. If it is possible, how would .99Euros show up on my credit card?

    Thanks,
    Greg
     
  2. tsaxer macrumors regular

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    In my experience - no. I tried to purchase a song from iTunes Japan, but it wouldn't let me set up an account because I did not have a Japanese based credit card/ Bank account. Basicallt this is the mechanism iTunes uses to determine from where you are allowed to purchase music. The copyright laws and agreements are a mess, and vary from country to country, so I don't see international buying happening anytime soon.

    Sorry, to be the bearer of bad news.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm pretty sure that you can't as copyright laws differ between countries. Apple has had to negotiate contracts with record labels in each country in which the iTMS operates.

    As for €0.99 it would show up as the equivalent amount in US$ with an additional foreign currency conversion fee.
     
  4. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Really suck, huh?

    I can order CDs from anywhere in the world, but using iTunes I can't order a song even from the country right next to us.
     

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