Shipping to an alternate address (Apple.Com)

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  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    How does Apple.Com deal with shipping to an alternate shipping address (ie: Your credit card is billed to one address and you want to ship to another - a business for example).

    Many companies will not do that, or delay shipping for an extra long time to manually verify, or require you to have the alternate address listed on your credit card. Some companies (like Amazon.Com) simply don't care.

    What have anyones ACTUAL experiences been?
     
  2. KandyKane macrumors 6502

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    I do this all the time, I get everything sent to work especially as the couriers that handle Apple in Australia are rubbish, it's more of a hassle to get it sent to my house.
    No delay in ordering or anything
     
  3. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you KK! Thing is, most Aussies are nice people but this is the US of A! :D

    Has anyone from the USA had a similar experience with Apple?
     
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I did that with my MacBook Pro back in high school. My card had a limit on it, so I needed to use my mom's card to order (which had a PO box billing address), but we had it sent to my house. I can't remember exactly how we did it, but it worked (sorry if that's not too helpful lol).
     
  5. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    I did this recently. I'm pretty sure there is an option to edit the address.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Call the credit card company. Tell them what is going on and they can give you a good answer.

    Some credit cards will decline approval if the retailer does not ship to the billing address. I am lucky and my billing address is my office and were I would want it delivered.
     
  7. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Some sellers just won't ship to an alternate billing address no matter what the bank says without going through a delaying time consuming hassle.

    It's not whether the CC company will auth the transaction or not but the fact is that most CC NON-SWIPE (ie: online) transactions authorization is based on the card number (of course), the ZIP code and/or street NUMBER so it would probably fail.

    Anyway, I "chatted" with Apple sales earlier today (I don't fully take their word) but they said they will only ship to the billing address. However the answer is simple. Just change the account address of the credit card, easily done online, then change it back after order is placed and authorized. Duhhhh!
     
  8. takeshi74, Feb 19, 2012
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    The below:

    No, it's both. Some card companies will not authorize shipments to an alternate address that isn't on file. Some vendors won't ship to an alternate address that is not on file. I do not have my work address on file and my card companies do not care. Additionally, Apple is not the limiting factor in the context of your question.

    Try checking out (just don't finalize the order). If Apple only shipped to the billing address then they wouldn't let you specify a separate shipping address.

    Always consider the source and corroborate.

    ...and some rely on the security code and other security features (such as Secure Code, etc) to verify. Broad generalizations obviously don't apply in all cases.
     
  9. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK, so what's the answer to my question regarding APPLE.COM specifically? Will they or will they not ship to an alternate address? :confused:
     

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