iphone preorder with iphone giftcard

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nunes013, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. nunes013 macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    ok, so i have an iphone gift card that i was gonna use to buy an iphone 4. I was gonna pre-order tomorrow and go pick it up at the apple store on the 24. i heard that you cant use a gift card in another thread to buy an iphone on launch day, but no1 has ever commented if this was true. i called apple and the guy said he thinks you can use it but he doesn't know for sure. does any1 know wat the policy is???
     
  2. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I asked an Apple chat employee on the website.
    My sister won't be able to order, as she won't have internet access at work, so I will be ordering for her with an iPhone giftcard.

    She told me that since I would be ordering for in-store pickup, my sister can use the giftcard when she goes and picks up the phone.
    She also told me that on checkout for the preorder, there is a line to use a giftcard.
     
  3. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    alright, bc i have saving this giftcard for the past 2 years for this and would be very disappointed not to be able to use it.

    thanks man
     
  4. SDNikki macrumors member

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    I am also interested in this... I guess it makes sense that I would have to pick up the phone in the store to use the gift card, otherwise it will just get charged to credit card that is used to pre-order?
     
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  6. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm chatting with one guy now. I asked if I can pre order with a gift card (regular Apple one, not iPhone one) and he said "yes absolutely you can do it right on the web site."
     
  7. SDNikki macrumors member

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    I also just got done chatting ... she said we could pre-order but will have to go to store to pick it up. Not what I wanted to hear but good to know...
     
  8. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    The guy I'm talking to said it can be shipped but has to be shipped to your billing address. Hmm?
     
  9. SDNikki macrumors member

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    Geez... the inconsistency is a bit annoying! Well, it wasn't going to work for me to have it shipped to my home so I guess its the same result either way...
     
  10. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    i just finished chatting with apple and they said that you can use an iphone gift card as a valid form of payment after pre-ordering and picking up at an apple store. idk about shipping to your house though... i would assume when you pre-order they would give you an option to use a giftcard sometime in the process. i would think they have to bc there are people who dont live close to an apple store at all.
     

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