ordered unlocked iPhone 4 in US Apple Store but...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dromedaris, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. dromedaris macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    So I ordered an unlocked white iPhone 4 16GB today as a present for my girl.

    - I live in Belgium (Europe, so you know)
    - I have a Belgian MasterCard
    - I ordered in the name of my uncle living in Florida, so shipping obviously to my uncle
    - I ordered it in the US online Apple Store, cause I save a lot of money when buying it in the US instead of here in Belgium (I save around 150USD)
    - The order is visible in the order history of my account

    - Didn't got my confirmation email from Apple (yet)

    What is the problem? Please clearify me! :cool: Thanks!
  2. dromedaris thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Is it normal for Apple to take them hours to send a confirmation email? Never ordered on the Apple website before so I can't tell.

    Never experienced this with any other website as well, to take that long to send a confirmation email.

    Why does it take that long?

    And sorry that I'm pushing it, but it is urgent as I need it before the 23rd :)
  3. cheesed off macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    Sorry but I doubt that it will work.

    I had a customer try to do this before but the order was rejected because the credit card wasn't issued in the U.S. When you order from the online store they need to verify the billing address of the credit card and because they only give the option for a U.S. address your card will very likely be rejected. You may want to have your uncle order it on his card and then pay him back. Just a thought... Good luck! :eek:
  4. Bonilla macrumors member


    May 14, 2011
    It is true i want to buy a macbook pro with a credit card with adress on Mexico and i can´t get it. I need to ask the favor to some friends at san antonio and they asked for me with his credit card US.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    1. Your billing address doesn't match. Order might be rejected.

    2. After shipping / insurance / duty it'll be the same price.
  6. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    Wait for few hours like others have said.

    Last year I used my US credit card to order an iPhone from Canadian Apple store, I used my friend's address in Canada and the order went through without any issues.
  7. plumosa macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2007
    you may just need to call apple and confirm your identity and billing/shipping info. I've had to do that several times when buying things internationally.

    The worst one ever was a plane ticket, I had to scan in my passport, front and back of my credit card and a signed statement!

    They will tell you if they need you to contact them. Since its being shipped only to a US address, I feel like eventually you'll get your way.

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