Using apple gift card to buy ipad 3

monkeyking88

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Mar 3, 2012
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Hello macrumors forum!

I just joined the forum! Please welcome me :eek: haha

Okay so, I have about 400 dollars in my apple gift card that I would like to purchase the new ipad with and I was wondering if apple still has that policy where one can only pay 50% of the cost with a gift card and the rest with a credit/debit card. I really want to use the entire balance,,. anyone know a way to go around this policy if it still exists?

Thank you so much!
 

184550

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Likewise, I've never heard of such a policy.

You should be fine, just make sure to get in line early! :p
 

Bradllez

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I have a 50 dollar gift card. If there was such a policy, there would be no point in even purchasing an Apple gift card.
 

tmarks11

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During the initial weeks of sales of iPad 1, Apple instituted a policy of credit card/debit card sales only, to attempt to minimize the efforts of scalpers to corner the market.

The theory was that they would only allow each credit card holder to purchase two ipads. The credit card number was key to tracking legitimate customers.

They did not accept cash or apple gift cards, which upset many customers. Since such a policy wasn't repeated during the ipad 2 sales, I suspect the won't reinstitute the policy this time.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/19/apple-axes-no-cash-policy-for-ipad-sales/
 
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Jason S.

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During the initial weeks of sales of iPad 1, Apple instituted a policy of credit card/debit card sales only, to attempt to minimize the efforts of scalpers to corner the market.

The theory was that they would only allow each credit card holder to purchase two ipads. The credit card number was key to tracking legitimate customers.

They did not accept cash or apple gift cards, which upset many customers. Since such a policy wasn't repeated during the ipad 2 sales, I suspect the won't reinstitute the policy this time.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/19/apple-axes-no-cash-policy-for-ipad-sales/
Interesting. Didn't know about this!
 

skubish

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Jason S. said:
During the initial weeks of sales of iPad 1, Apple instituted a policy of credit card/debit card sales only, to attempt to minimize the efforts of scalpers to corner the market.

The theory was that they would only allow each credit card holder to purchase two ipads. The credit card number was key to tracking legitimate customers.

They did not accept cash or apple gift cards, which upset many customers. Since such a policy wasn't repeated during the ipad 2 sales, I suspect the won't reinstitute the policy this time.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/19/apple-axes-no-cash-policy-for-ipad-sales/
Interesting. Didn't know about this!
Yeah they did this for awhile when the iPad was only available in the US.
 

fcpage

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Mar 8, 2012
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I've just tried to buy an iPad in the Canadian store, and unless I'm really missing something, there's nowhere to enter a gift card. Anyone else?
 

gmanist1000

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Hello macrumors forum!

I just joined the forum! Please welcome me :eek: haha

Okay so, I have about 400 dollars in my apple gift card that I would like to purchase the new ipad with and I was wondering if apple still has that policy where one can only pay 50% of the cost with a gift card and the rest with a credit/debit card. I really want to use the entire balance,,. anyone know a way to go around this policy if it still exists?

Thank you so much!
You should be fine. It's still money, and they will surely take it, if you're willing to spend it!