Using gift card online v Credit Card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Uk123, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Uk123 macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy with a non US credit card online a present for someone in the US but worry it will not happen due to my credit card address not matching the delivery address. Is this a genuine concern? I don't want to miss their birthday so any delay will be a PITA.

    So I thought the way around it would be to send a gift card as the present and let the person buy online (there's no apple store near them). Can the cards be used online?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Almost every online vendor will have separate fields for delivery address and billing address. Your problem will likely be the foreign credit card - but if it's from one of the major companies it probably won't be an issue.
     
  3. djharris macrumors member

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    If you put the purchase in full on your credit card, they may offer an extended warranty/accident insurance program (probably at no add'l charge) that you may not get if you pay for it in full or part with gift cards. Check with your card issuer for all the specific details.
     

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