iTunes Card as a payment method - help

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by old.school24, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. old.school24 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i'm trying to update my ipod software from 2.2.1 to 3.1.1

    I have redeemed my 25$ itunes card and it shows that i have a $25.00 credit at the top of itunes.

    However, when trying to update it says my credit card was declined (yet i have "payment method" set to "none" rather than visa, mastercard or american express)

    How am i supposed to select my itunes card as a payment method? I see no option to select that.
     
  2. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    I might be wrong, but as far as I remember, there were certain things you couldn't buy (at one point) with store credit. I'm not positive, but an OS update may be one of them.
     
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I can't find anything indicating that firmware updates must be paid for by credit card. I know that certain types of credit (like the Pepsi promos for 1 song) were only good for, say music and not movies. However the firmware is a unique thing that is totally different from any other store content.

    I would suggest seeing if you could buy it at an apple store where they have the firmware already downloaded. Of course that might not work if you have to re-format the Touch down the road.
     
  4. old.school24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I seem to recall that normal music gift cards can't be used to buy Apps from the App store in certain countries. Had something to do with taxes or the like. Maybe something similar?
     
  6. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

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    I'm going to assume you're in Canada (Just for the sake of my typing my explanation.) iTunes cards can't be used for apps in Canada because of some online tax laws. This is kinda stupid in my opinion, because now I have to use a credit card, where as in the US, you could use iTunes gift cards and even Paypal for apps. :/
     
  7. old.school24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah, true (and yes, im in canada)... thanks for the help
     

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