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gift apps

08-08-2010, 01:20 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2010
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gift apps

so i want to gift this app and i got a gift card with 15$ but when i try to gift it it says my credit card is declined.



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08-08-2010, 01:22 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
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You need a credit card to gift apps. You can't gift apps from giftcard credit. Apple's rules.

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08-08-2010, 01:22 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
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Are you serious songbird?

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08-08-2010, 01:24 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
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Originally Posted by TiltMyTouch View Post
Are you serious songbird?
LOL! Your post said something different a minute ago

Yes, sadly Apple decided that giftcards are too annonymous for gifting apps. I think they did this so big companies couldn't get their app into the top grossing/best selling by gifting their own app.

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Last edited by songbird; 08-08-2010 at 01:27 PM.
08-08-2010, 01:56 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
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Not sure why, but I tried to send my brother a gift certificate through e-mail using my iTunes account (which has a credit card tied to it) a few weeks ago and it kept declining my card. I was able to buy apps myself though (bought Squareball at that time just to check) and I ended up just sending him an iTunes card through the mail from the Apple website, which also worked fine. Dunno what was up with that.

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08-08-2010, 02:05 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Not sure why, but I tried to send my brother a gift certificate through e-mail using my iTunes account (which has a credit card tied to it) a few weeks ago and it kept declining my card. I was able to buy apps myself though (bought Squareball at that time just to check) and I ended up just sending him an iTunes card through the mail from the Apple website, which also worked fine. Dunno what was up with that.
The gifting app function isn't always perfectly functional, iTunes has been having a bunch of issues with it. However it is a fact that you can't gift apps with giftcards.

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08-08-2010, 02:59 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by songbird View Post
The gifting app function isn't always perfectly functional, iTunes has been having a bunch of issues with it. However it is a fact that you can't gift apps with giftcards.
Yeah, I wasn't trying to gift a specific app to him, just wanted to e-mail him a gift certificate. Anyway, maybe that is just janky at times too for whatever reason.

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08-08-2010, 03:05 PM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Yeah, I wasn't trying to gift a specific app to him, just wanted to e-mail him a gift certificate. Anyway, maybe that is just janky at times too for whatever reason.
Yup, contact apple - loads of people have issues with gifting giftcards.

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08-08-2010, 03:06 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by songbird View Post
LOL! Your post said something different a minute ago

Yes, sadly Apple decided that giftcards are too annonymous for gifting apps. I think they did this so big companies couldn't get their app into the top grossing/best selling by gifting their own app.
Gifting an App doesn't go into the grossing/best selling statistics.

http://majicjungle.com/blog/?p=246

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08-08-2010, 03:08 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by FoolishSteve View Post
Gifting an App doesn't go into the grossing/best selling statistics.

http://majicjungle.com/blog/?p=246
Interesting, thank you for pointing that out. Ok, then I don't know why. I just know Apple made it impossible to gift apps without a credit card.

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