Anyone gotten a US iTunes gift card recently?

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  1. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    I need to fund my US iTunes account (from the UK!) so I can renew my HBO Now subscription… I've found a few through Google, but surprisingly few legit websites have any obvious mentions of sites to use recently, and the only ones I can find mentions here by searching are either years old or a bit scammy looking.

    So, anyone got any pointers? Thanks!
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I'll point you here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-iTunes-Code-for-80-Email-delivery/261885506484

    I found this reseller last year via both 9to5Toys and Lifehacker's Kinja deals. I've been buying from this eBay reseller for several months, including this deal - they're limited to 2 cards per purchase. Sometimes the delivery is electronic (like this one) or via mail (USPS) - both work well for me. I've purchased about US$1k since October - my latest purchase got a copy of FCPX and Motion. No complaints from me.
     
  3. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    You can try this guy:
    jmbbennett@hotmail.com

    Used to be good a year ago but now I have a local reseller so didn't contact him for a while.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Found the link to the guys above independently and thought they sounded good, got $50 nice and easily. Will keep the others in mind for the future just in case though.
     
  6. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Use a VPN and buy the 100 dollar cards from Ebay for 80 dollars each. I just bought 3 and now I'm set for movie rentals and the occasional month of HBO Now for the foreseeable future.
     
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  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Sorry for that. I took the chance of 99% and 78,000 more positive feedbacks with a 20% discount over overpaying (US$55 for a $50 card) with 100% and 1250 positive feedbacks. I got my discounted codes emailed to me within an hour 10 times, including 4 times in the past 4 weeks, or I wouldn't have related my experience with them. Sure, it's not perfect - but there's also over 78000 5-star feedbacks in the past 12 months, IMHO it's hard to overlook that given that most free email providers don't whitelist everybody that bulk emails like the reseller I offered up.

    The other link - offering a deal that leads me to paying US$55 for a US$50 card? Heck, I can get that deal anywhere, any day of the week. I've got a Best Buy and a Staples here on the same island I live on and can pay face value for an iTunes card.

    I use my credit card, so there's no risk to me. I'll take a 20% discount over overpaying (http://www.ebay.com/itm/131520180574) any day. Still loving my discounted FCPX and Motion purchases...
     
  9. StevenWalker macrumors regular

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    Well that's of no use to our friend in the UK that asked is it?

    OS people need something 100% reliable and safe... emailed to them.

    This guy is just too risky... and all that negative feedback 200+ is just in the last 30days, which is the worst feedback to have. And over 2,000 people complaining they got ripped off in the last 12mths!!

    Risky and dodgy.

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...l=30&_trkparms=negative_30&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

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  10. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Seriously? Weigh 99+% of 80k transactions against 100% of fewer than 1.5k transactions. I did, adding the guarantee that eBay and PayPal offer - I read the negative feedback related specifically to iTS cards. Hey, I was born in NYC and have seen the "discounts" available on 6th Ave for 35+years - IMHO your concerns are overblown given the built-in international protections.

    The former offers a discount, which is what the OP was seeking - the latter is asking for a 10% premium for the same product. eBay has guaranteed purchases from the former. I bought US$200 from them in October and December and US$300 in January, February, and last week - all codes were received in under an hour.

    Go ahead, pay more. You can offer a defense for the smaller reseller - I don't care. I've got my iTS codes already in my account. :D
     
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    Does anyone use a similar seller for UK iTunes codes please?
     
  13. kaldezar macrumors regular

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    Hi I use "buyfrompowerseller.com located originally through ebay and now through their own website, you pay a premium of approximately 10% but they email the codes usually within 24 hours. Have used them for several years now well pleased.
     
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