iTunes Gifted song

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by katie ta achoo, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I gifted a song to a friend of mine in NYC as I was talking to him on Adium.

    I sent it, he downloaded, and even sent me a dorky screenshot of the playlist it made ("songs from KT").

    BUT, my account has not been charged for it.
    So basically the song was free-free?

    I mean, I can tell my account hasn't been charged-- my friend gave me a $15 iTunes gift card earlier today, and it still said $15. It went down to $13.93 after I bought one song...
    but shouldn't it be at $12.86?

    I'm so confused.. where did that $1.07 go? (or where did it not go, more like it!)

    This happening to anyone else?
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    It takes awhile for me to get a receipt from iTunes via email, but my credits do go down right away on the music store.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I'm still getting charged $0.82 when I buy songs charged to PayPal...who's complaining?
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Do you have a credit card attached to your account? Gifts come out of the CC rather than your account if you have one.
     
  5. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oh.
    Uh.
    Crap.

    I... see...

    I will be giving my mother $2.14 in cash.

    and here, I thought I beat the system. Bahaha.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    That really sucks. Poor service by Apple. Do they have this in writing anywhere? If not, I'd try to fight it. Not that $2.14 is worth fighting about since you have to pay it anyway, but it's principle.
     
  7. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'll just whine about it to the genius bar. Maybe one of them'll give me $2.14 in cash to shut me up.

    Mua-hah-hah!!

    Hm... I'll email iTMS. I'd rather not be charging things to my mother's credit card.
     
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    Yes. Don't ask me to find it now, but I've seen it before - that's how I know about it.
     
  9. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    that?
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    That's OK. I believe you. You've earned enough credit around here for me to take your word on it. ;)

    That still is a poor policy, IMO.
     
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    No, the message I saw was very clear, specifically stating that a credit card would be used. Bear in mind that I would've seen it on the Australian store.
     
  12. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Crazy Aussies! :p

    I'll keep poking around, see if anything says that.
    I've already sent an email to Apple though...

    Yeah, $2.14 isn't much, but our other credit card recently had over $2k of fraudulent charges charged to it, and my parents are really vigilant about the statements. (this happened about a week after I tied it with the PayPal Account, so they're really weary about online houplah and shopping right now.)
     
  13. betbest1 macrumors regular

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    If you created an account by using a gift card and didn't give credit card info, you can't gift songs to other people.
     
  14. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    It'll cost more for the phone call. Why bother. give it a rest and call it a day. You have learned and it was a very cheap lesson. Besides, I am sure that this info is somewhere in the EULA that most people never bother to read (me included)
     
  15. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    I think is has something to do with the internet connection the person is using while downloading from iTunes.

    You don't get charged till after you download it. As soon as you download a song from iTunes, it wraps the DRM, then charges your account. I'm assuming that if the process gets interrupted, then you won't get charged (?).

    My neighbor has gotten away with a couple of free albums. He downloaded them, and he noticed he didn't get charged [Its been weeks BTW, still nothing]. I'm assuming its because of his flakey internet [384k DSL] connection. He didn't intend to do it, but he's not complaining either.
     

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