I just tried to buy three iTunes Music Store gift certificates for three teenagers I know in the States. First, I log on to the US Apple store, but of course it won´t let me complete the purchase with my Norwegian Visa card. I then start the process in the Norwegian store, but that means they´d have to figure out the Norwegian site (which also has an inferior selection, even if they could understand what´s written there), so I stop and call Apple. Apple tells me that the only way I can give gift certificates for the iTunes store to people in countries other than the one in which I live, is to get credit cards in each of those countries. Sheesh. Although I don´t like it, I do understand that Apple wants people to purchase Apple products for themselves through the domestic stores in the country of residence. Of course, in Norway we pay much higher prices for Apple products compared to what those in the States pay, but that´s life. But I DON´T see why that should keep me from purchasing a gift certificate that an American citizen can use to purchase music from the US iTunes store. So much for Internet and the global community. Guess I´ll be getting them gift certificates for Audible, a site that doesn´t have these issues.