Using apple gift card to buy ipad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by monkeyking88, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. monkeyking88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2012
    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!
  2. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    I've never heard of such a policy. You're fine.

    And welcome!
  3. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Likewise, I've never heard of such a policy.

    You should be fine, just make sure to get in line early! :p
  4. Bradllez macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2012
    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.
  5. tmarks11, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012

    tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    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.
  6. MortalDays macrumors regular

    May 29, 2010
  7. monkeyking88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2012
    Thanks for the help! Good to hear they got rid of such policy :D
  8. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    Interesting. Didn't know about this!
  9. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Yeah they did this for awhile when the iPad was only available in the US.
  10. fcpage macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    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?
  11. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    You should be fine. It's still money, and they will surely take it, if you're willing to spend it!

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