Purchasing iPhone online with gift card.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rawCpoppa, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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    Recently I was gifted an Apple Store gift card which I intend to use towards purchasing an iPhone from Apple.com.

    I believe Apple asks for a billing address when purchasing even with a gift card. What is the reason for this with respect to a gift card which has no info pertaining to billing address? I understand why for a credit card.

    Has anyone had problems using Apple Store gift cards to purchase an iPhone from Apple.com?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I have use gift cards to purchase an iPhone before and other products. How it works, Apple will charge the gift card when the item physically ships. Until then, there will be a pending hold placed on the gift card. If for some reason you decide to cancel your order, you can do so before an item ships and the gift card won't be charged.
     
  3. rawCpoppa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so the billing address request is pretty much inconsequential once it pertains to gift cards?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Correct. Your billing address will still apply even if you were to be using a debit card that be associated to the same account.
     
  5. rawCpoppa thread starter macrumors 6502

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