Apple ID blues leave bad taste in mouth for MAS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kylera, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

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    About a week ago, I suddenly found out that my Apple ID was disabled (no mention of security). There was also no hint of fraudulent purchases. I already contacted Apple's support but am still in limbo, likely due to Easter, but this really has left me feeling sour. I cannot update any of my IOS apps, nor can I redownload my purchased apps.

    I don't know whether I want to continue using the Mac App Store again, while I will have to continue using the iTunes store for my iPad.

    How are other people's experiences with fixing this issue?
     
  2. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did it three times to no avail.
     
  4. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to hear that. I did a quick search through the forums here and another on the internet. Found nothing else that could help you.

    Hope you get a resolution from Apple support soon. Be sure to post the solution so others may benefit.
     
  5. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for your support. I can't wait for Easter to get by so I hear back from Apple.
     
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  7. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wish my issue was resolved as easily.

    Just twelve more hours, give or take.
     
  8. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Happened to me too. They got it sorted when I called them up. Turns out I had created an iChat ID ages ago that was the same as my @me.com address. I think it did take them a few days to get it all worked out.
     
  9. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apple replied

    So Apple replied after a while, and it turns out that, simply put, I've been had, and part (or most) of it is my fault.

    A day or two prior to having my account disabled, I bought some iTunes Gift Cards from another person online. Being in Korea, if I want to access the US app stores, I need a US-based credit card, which I do not have, so I bought and redeemed gift cards. I should have asked him for card scans, but he gave me the codes in text form instead.

    Apple's latest mail said:

    Which means that the seller who sold me the cards got the cards the wrong way.

    I've replied back offering the email transaction I had with the seller as my (very very weak, even from my POV) evidence, hoping that someone up there may have a change of heart. However, I won't hold it against Apple if they decide to indefinitely suspend my account. I'll just have to bid all of my apps bye-bye...

    Please save your criticisms and flames towards me. I'm already kicking myself over my stupid decision and its repercussions.

    And let this be a warning story to others who purchase gift cards. BUY FROM LEGITIMATE SOURCES!
     

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