How do I Fund iTunes for a purchase?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MikeT125, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. MikeT125 macrumors regular

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    I am new to this iTunes purchasing Applications. My son (11 yo) has an iPod Touch and he wants to buy Applications. He originally had a iTunes gift card that that he used and had a remainder of $0.50 on it. He wanted to buy an application that costs 0.99. iTunes shows 0.50 and we hit buy. It went on his iPod without a problem but I am not quite sure where the extra 0.49 cents came from. I remember using a charge card to set up the account.... Did Apple just put a 0.49 cent charge on my charge card? If that is what they did, does that mean that I don't have to buy iTunes gift cards and all the charges will just go on my Credit card that is on file with my iTunes account??

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    yes for his most recent purchace, the remainder of the cost of the app (49 cents) will be billed to your credit card.

    and you are also correct on the fact that you don't have to buy iTunes gift cards to use iTunes. Songs, apps, movies, and whatnot will simply be billed to the credit card information on your account.
     
  3. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    i would be careful with an 11 year old having access to charge things to your credit card...
     
  4. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. The app store can be very addicting. You could have $100 in charges in no time.
     
  5. Koronis macrumors member

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    Actually, you will have a charge of $0.99 on your card. Apple doesn't let you use gift cards to purchase apps for some reason
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's because you are in Canada, and Canada has some sort of funky law regarding buying software online. In other countries, you can use gift cards to buy apps from Apple.
     
  7. Koronis macrumors member

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    Hmm, I didn't know that, I just assumed it was the same for everyone.
    It would be nice if we could
     
  8. MikeT125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, he doesn't have access to it. I was at the helm when the purchase was made and there is a password on the account that he does not know. I was just a little confused and thought I needed to buy a gift card to make any sort of purchase. Looks like I don't. Thanks guys.
     
  9. MikeT125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in America and so far it looks like the gift card works for purchasing Apps.

    I hate that we lost, but it was a really good hockey game. :)
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    While you don't need a gift card to make purchases, I find it useful to add credits to my iTunes account, so I can monitor how much I've used. I give myself an allowance per month, like $30, and buy myself a gift card for that amount, and I know if I hit that limit before the end of a month. You can even gift yourself a "virtual" gift card, so you don't have to go out and buy and waste a piece of plastic.
     

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