Gift Cards Don't Like the App Store?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pisces03x, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. pisces03x macrumors regular

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    The day before 2.0 came out, I went and got a $25 iTunes gift card in preparation so that I can buy the update as well as a game or something.

    When I finally got to downloading the update, I get a message saying that "iTunes credits cannot be used to purchase this update."
    At this point, I'm thinking, "sure, whatever."

    After the update, I decide to go get a game (Super Monkey Ball). To my surprise, iTunes didn't withdraw the money from my $25 account balance!

    Is anybody else suffering through this, not being allowed to use iTunes gift cards to purchase apps? (Just wondering if it's only me)
     
  2. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    Canadians cant use credit, sucks eh? Have to have a credit card
     
  3. pisces03x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's horrible. Seriously, they have to do something about that: I'd much rather use Gift Cards...

    Maybe in a future software update? =|
     
  4. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    Doubt it sadly =(

    I take it your from Canada like me then?
     
  5. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    must be a canda thing cause i had 17 somthing dollars and i bought monkeyball with my credit and it went through
     
  6. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    For the US :

    Quote:
    10. PAYMENT METHODS. The Service accepts credit cards, payment through your PayPal account, and iTunes Cards, iTunes Store Gift Certificates, and Allowance Account balances as forms of payment.
    For Canada :

    Quote:
    10. PAYMENT METHODS. The Service accepts credit cards as the form of payment.
     
  7. Pain macrumors regular

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    I'm not following... you bought the update and it said iTunes doesn't accept this form of payment, so did the update fail? Or are just the applications unacceptable?
     
  8. pisces03x thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ended up having to buy the update using a credit card. It worked successfully, but it's just that I'm somewhat confused as to why it didn't use the $25 credit on my iTunes account and instead pulled the money out from my credit card.

    Canadians always get the short end of the stick when it comes to electronics, sadly. =(
     
  9. Pain macrumors regular

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    Apple's support is terrible. I emailed them, and they said the update is processable, but buying applications aren't in Canada. That is so lame. Do you have the same problem as me? Whenever I click 'Done' (I say none for the billing option), it just goes to the iTunes Store, and nothing happens. Whenever I check my account purchases, it's all the free ones.
     
  10. danembraceddc macrumors newbie

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  11. pisces03x thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know, and it seems that Canadians are forced to face with this awful support for everything. I mean sure, the fact that we didn't have movies on the iTS until like a month ago was *probably* a standards issue, but we've had TV shows for quite some time - and yet none of them are available on the Xbox 360 yet :|

    But the fact that Apple is not allowing us to purchase apps with credit and are instead forcing us to buy additional stuff is just wrong.
     
  12. jincongz macrumors member

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    Hopefully they'll get their lobbyists up here and get the law changed, as I read somewhere else that it has to do with canadian laws not allowing apps...
     
  13. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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  14. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT!!!
    I don't even HAVE a credit card, what am I supposed to do?? Go down to America and buy a gift card there?!!

    Dam stupid laws....
     
  15. pisces03x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't you have to still use an American iTunes account in order to buy the apps in the first place?
     
  16. kayle12 macrumors member

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    Can you use Paypal to link to your bank account, and use Paypal on the iTunes Music Store??
     

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