How are iTunes Giftcards activated?

JuegaBonito

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Original poster
Mar 16, 2011
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Hey,

today I just bought an iTunes gift card and there was one thing that drives me crazy.
When the cashier scans the barcode of your gift card: How does Apple know that my card is activated?

Is every cash box connected to the internet? I mean this would be the only way the Apple server find out about the activation, or not?

Any ideas are welcome!
 

wrinkster22

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Jun 11, 2011
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

What is POS?
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

What is POS?
Usually "Piece of ****"
Also "Point of Sale"
 

SpaceKitty

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Nov 9, 2008
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Once in a while, you'll find someone who has no idea what to do to activate the card and will simply scan the card and charge you the purchase price without activating the card. Happens all the time on the Apple forums. Never throw away the receipt because Apple will need it to give you the credit for the gift card if this happens.
 
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