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Master Geek


  # 1677551 25-Nov-2016 18:18
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I regularly buy US iTunes Cards from http://itunesdirect.com.au/
They're a trustworthy reseller.
I pay using my BNZ Visa via PayPal.

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  # 1681721 3-Dec-2016 14:03
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Partner set up her new Onesmart card, transferred money over from old one on 23/11/2016 but today finds out that they declined a payment on 29/11/2016 - apparently they do not accept 'recurring payments' - she had a monthly subscription charged to her old Onesmart account!

 

 





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Wannabe Geek


  # 1684306 7-Dec-2016 21:59
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I'm just wondering why you need to go through a third party to buy iTunes store gift cards? Since my card stopped working I discovered that I can go to apple.com (while logged into my US account) and email an iTunes gift card from myself to me. It allows me to pay with my NZ Visa card no hassle. Then its just a matter of waiting 5 mins for the email to arrive and click the link to load the value I selected into my US iTunes account. 


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Master Geek


  # 1684341 7-Dec-2016 22:23
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fotty14:

I'm just wondering why you need to go through a third party to buy iTunes store gift cards? Since my card stopped working I discovered that I can go to apple.com (while logged into my US account) and email an iTunes gift card from myself to me. It allows me to pay with my NZ Visa card no hassle. Then its just a matter of waiting 5 mins for the email to arrive and click the link to load the value I selected into my US iTunes account. 



Unfortunately they're a different type of gift card and can't be redeemed on iTunes.

"Note that Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed on the Apple Online Store and at Apple Retail stores only, and not on the iTunes Music Store or the App Store. You must use an iTunes Gift Card to purchase items on the iTunes Music Store or the App Store."

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Master Geek


  # 1684343 7-Dec-2016 22:33
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Ooops... just discovered they have iTunes cards as well... so maybe it is possible?

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1684344 7-Dec-2016 22:34
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No, I definitely mean an iTunes card. I bought one last night as a test run as I didn't have enough in my US account to get my "free" subscription to HBO Now.  

 

I don't think I'm allowed to post a link but if you search "iTunes gift cards via email" on the US apple store website then you have the option of buying an iTunes gift card (not apple store card). It says that All cards can be used on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store and towards Apple Music memberships. You can select a gift card design and include a personal message

 

Once the info is filled out then click add to bag and it takes you through to shopping cart. There is option to pay via apple pay or credit card. I paid with my normal NZ Visa card. Received the email with the iTunes card in it about 5 mins later. Clicking on the link in the email opened iTunes and credited my US account with the amount. It was pretty seamless. 

 

http://www.apple.com/shop/gift-cards/itunes-electronic?product=D7091LL/A

 

 

 


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  # 1684364 8-Dec-2016 00:15
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I must try that next time! If it works I can re-subscribe to Hulu via iTunes and pay for it all from my NZ Visa :)





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  # 1691534 17-Dec-2016 19:59
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fotty14:

 

No, I definitely mean an iTunes card. I bought one last night as a test run as I didn't have enough in my US account to get my "free" subscription to HBO Now.  

 

I don't think I'm allowed to post a link but if you search "iTunes gift cards via email" on the US apple store website then you have the option of buying an iTunes gift card (not apple store card). It says that All cards can be used on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store and towards Apple Music memberships. You can select a gift card design and include a personal message

 

Once the info is filled out then click add to bag and it takes you through to shopping cart. There is option to pay via apple pay or credit card. I paid with my normal NZ Visa card. Received the email with the iTunes card in it about 5 mins later. Clicking on the link in the email opened iTunes and credited my US account with the amount. It was pretty seamless. 

 

http://www.apple.com/shop/gift-cards/itunes-electronic?product=D7091LL/A

 

 

 

 

Just wondering what you did about having to fill in a US billing address for your NZ credit card?

 

 


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  # 1691561 17-Dec-2016 22:32
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Otagolad:

 

fotty14:

 

No, I definitely mean an iTunes card. I bought one last night as a test run as I didn't have enough in my US account to get my "free" subscription to HBO Now.  

 

I don't think I'm allowed to post a link but if you search "iTunes gift cards via email" on the US apple store website then you have the option of buying an iTunes gift card (not apple store card). It says that All cards can be used on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store and towards Apple Music memberships. You can select a gift card design and include a personal message

 

Once the info is filled out then click add to bag and it takes you through to shopping cart. There is option to pay via apple pay or credit card. I paid with my normal NZ Visa card. Received the email with the iTunes card in it about 5 mins later. Clicking on the link in the email opened iTunes and credited my US account with the amount. It was pretty seamless. 

 

http://www.apple.com/shop/gift-cards/itunes-electronic?product=D7091LL/A

 

 

 

 

Just wondering what you did about having to fill in a US billing address for your NZ credit card?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a made-up US address associated with my US iTunes account. It has the address but no house number etc. 

 

I couldn't remember the website asking me about an address so I've just been through the process again (buying another $10 card) and you are right it does ask for a billing address. I put in my fake US one which is just a street and a ZIP code alongside my NZ credit card and it accepted it. Gift card came through 5 mins later and it has been credited to my US iTunes account. 

 

Maybe this is a loophole in their system? As billing address clearly doesn't match the address on file for my NZ credit card. 


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  # 1691597 17-Dec-2016 22:47
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psychrn:

Partner set up her new Onesmart card, transferred money over from old one on 23/11/2016 but today finds out that they declined a payment on 29/11/2016 - apparently they do not accept 'recurring payments' - she had a monthly subscription charged to her old Onesmart account!


 


Ok - this concerns me a little as I have recurring payments setup - via PayPal though, which automatically debits my onesmart card. I'll be keeping a close eye on those. I also found out the other day that Lightbox won't accept payments from the new onesmart cards and, of course, they don't have a PayPal option. Thinking it might be time to ditch the onesmart card as it looks like it's lost all of its previous usefulness.

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  # 1691784 18-Dec-2016 17:14
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fotty14:

 

Otagolad:

 

fotty14:

 

No, I definitely mean an iTunes card. I bought one last night as a test run as I didn't have enough in my US account to get my "free" subscription to HBO Now.  

 

I don't think I'm allowed to post a link but if you search "iTunes gift cards via email" on the US apple store website then you have the option of buying an iTunes gift card (not apple store card). It says that All cards can be used on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store and towards Apple Music memberships. You can select a gift card design and include a personal message

 

Once the info is filled out then click add to bag and it takes you through to shopping cart. There is option to pay via apple pay or credit card. I paid with my normal NZ Visa card. Received the email with the iTunes card in it about 5 mins later. Clicking on the link in the email opened iTunes and credited my US account with the amount. It was pretty seamless. 

 

http://www.apple.com/shop/gift-cards/itunes-electronic?product=D7091LL/A

 

 

 

 

Just wondering what you did about having to fill in a US billing address for your NZ credit card?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a made-up US address associated with my US iTunes account. It has the address but no house number etc. 

 

I couldn't remember the website asking me about an address so I've just been through the process again (buying another $10 card) and you are right it does ask for a billing address. I put in my fake US one which is just a street and a ZIP code alongside my NZ credit card and it accepted it. Gift card came through 5 mins later and it has been credited to my US iTunes account. 

 

Maybe this is a loophole in their system? As billing address clearly doesn't match the address on file for my NZ credit card. 

 

 

 

 

I used my YouShop address and it has worked - got the email today with the code (took about 12 hours) so you're right, it does appear to be an issue.  Thanks again for pointing this option out.

 

 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 1691786 18-Dec-2016 17:17
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Otagolad:

 

 

 

 

 

I used my YouShop address and it has worked - got the email today with the code (took about 12 hours) so you're right, it does appear to be an issue.  Thanks again for pointing this option out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No problem! It sure beats paying the premium mark-up on third party sites. I'm sort of tempted to buy up large now in case the loophole closes.. 


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  # 1691876 18-Dec-2016 21:12
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So I'm in the USA now (and for another 2 days) and can buy iTunes vouchers for anyone who needs them at whatever the current Kiwibank MCard rate is. PM me ASAP and I can sort you out? ;)


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  # 1691959 18-Dec-2016 23:11
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Wow, didn't know the old OneSmart card worked with US iTunes... Had I known I would have switched... Still using a payment option available in the country where I'm from... Though maybe it's better I didn't since I would have to change all over again.


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  # 1692041 19-Dec-2016 08:54
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Didn't work for me (BNZ Visa)

 


"Your payment authorization failed. Please verify your information and try again, or try another payment method."

I initially tried using my YouShop address, and then tried an address of a US based hotel. Same result.

It also prompted an alert to be raised on the transaction by my bank, and I had to ring them to confirm it was all fine.


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