Why does the MacApp store only accept credit cards?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Why does the MacApp store only accept credit cards? A lot of people (myself included) don't have credit cards... Apple should at least accept PayPal - Its a pretty standard internet payment method.
     
  2. Rowf macrumors regular

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    It accepts gift vouchers too.
    Best way to buy I reckon, credited to your account, paid up front and if something goes wrong you'll only lose what your account is credited with.
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Can you use iTunes gift cards?
     
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    Apple's too classy to associate with PayPal. And since PayPal is usually tied to a credit card...?
     
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    Damn it! What am I supposed to do with all this wampum?


    *throws seashells back into the ocean*
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Agreed, I buy through the same card as the iTunes Store
     
  8. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, debit cards and iTunes vouchers are fine.

    Check the small print, you can also use Magic Beans.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Probably because credit cards are the most commonly accepted form of eCurrency.
    I imagine there's branding issues sticking a huge, ugly "PAYPAL" logo in the App Store.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Most likely because it's a pain in the ass trying to shove a 10 dollar bill into the computer.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    LOL
    I almost spit out what I was drinking :eek:

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    I'm pretty sure it also accepts debit cards if you have one of those. Otherwise using those iTunes cards from the store isn't that bad of an idea.
     
  12. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    They've got MasterCard and Visa logos in there, so why not PayPal?
     
  13. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes I need to remember to get a debit card - I keep forgetting to get round to it :eek:
     
  14. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Because Paypal is not a credit card company.
     
  15. tooz macrumors 6502

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    PayPal would take a cut of the profits ;)
     
  16. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Apple probably doesn't want to be associated in any way with the stench of burned PayPal customers.
     
  17. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Is it a country-specific thing?

    My AppStore purchases are billed to my iTunes Store Account, and I can change that to bill my PayPal.
     

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  18. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    iTunes gift cards are theonly method of payment I use. Easier to keep spending under control.

    Well what the hell is that slot for in the side of my iMac then ? And how come iMacs don't come with cup holders like Mac Pros ?;)
     
  19. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Yep, the account you use to buy Mac apps with through the App Store is the same as your iTunes Store account, just to save confusion.

    You can redeem your iTunes gift card via the iTunes Store, and then the credit you have will show up on the Mac App Store also :)
     
  20. Rowf macrumors regular

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    That's what I was trying to say, only I didn't say it very well, which caused confusion............it's not easy being a dog, sometimes my paws get all tangled and I can't bark right.
    Or maybe it's that Jamaican lager beer.............
     

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