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Topic # 203162 20-Sep-2016 08:59
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We have our Grand Daughter staying with us from Australia, she wants to buy some stuff on the iTunes store. It tells us to change to the NZ store front which is logical. When we go to do this it says we cannot as she has an available credit on the Australian store. This credit amounts to $0.02, nothing is that cheap in the Apple world but it tells her she must spend it before she can transfer. Now the real catch 22 we cannot spend it as it says we must be in the NZ store front to do this ??????????? help?

 

Can any one see a way out of this catch 22





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  Reply # 1636390 20-Sep-2016 10:14
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Log out from the Australian account (just in the Itunes store, she can remain logged into icloud and other stuff with her australian account) and create a new account in the NZ store for her NZ purchases,

 

You can quite happily have apps and content from 2 accounts on one device, and it means when she gets home she just logs back into her Australian account and continues as normal, rather than having to deplete her account to zero to change it back to Australia...


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  Reply # 1636400 20-Sep-2016 10:19
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I agree with wellygary and highly recommend using a second account. Changing an account's home country can cause loss of access to previously-purchased content if it's not identical across the two countries, and in general it's more trouble than it's worth.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1636443 20-Sep-2016 10:52
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Won't it be a problem if you try to create a new account with the same email address as the old one?


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  Reply # 1636445 20-Sep-2016 10:53
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Yes. So don't do that.


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  Reply # 1636449 20-Sep-2016 11:10
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Behodar:

 

Yes. So don't do that.

 

Yeah, create a new gmail/whatever account specific for the  NZ itunes account,




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  Reply # 1636494 20-Sep-2016 12:20
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Cool thanks guys, I will try that when she gets home from a shopping spree.





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  Reply # 1636539 20-Sep-2016 13:50
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When creating a "new" email... if it's gmail, just add a decimal point somewhere in the middle. Apple sees this as a ew email, but gmail sees it as the same thing.

I.e. Geek.zone@gmail.com is the same as geekzone@gmail.com to gmail, but not to Apple :)

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