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  • 90. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
    MrD. wrote:
    Yep, tried both. In both cases I was told that I couldn't use the Apple ID since it was already in use, which it is... by me.


    So why not just create a new id with a new email address? Use gmail. You can have as many gmail addresses as you want and they are trivial to set up.


    All in all, very unimpressed. The only advice Apple CS could offer me was to delete and recreate my Apple ID... err, no thanks.


    So exactly how do you do that (delete an id)?
  • 91. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    MrD. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    X423424X wrote:
    So why not just create a new id with a new email address? Use gmail. You can have as many gmail addresses as you want and they are trivial to set up.


    Yeah, I'm going create a new email address just to do this, because Apple are sooo special that I should feel honoured to maintain an extra email address just for them.

    So exactly how do you do that (delete an id)?


    You have to contact Apple customer services.
  • 92. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    FishComputer Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)
    I found a solution, go to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
  • 93. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
    Uhmm...

    That link was offered by Ikus back on 6 JAN in the very first comment to the OP. And it has been referred to by a number of us about 6 more times in the history of this thread.
  • 94. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    MrD. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ah yes, the link to a solution that only works for certain people; hence why this thread is still active.
  • 95. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    kylanschilling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    that link does work if you follow it how it says. make sure your logged out and in the itunes app store and buy a free app then create a new account and you can select none for CC. then i used it in mac app store and works

    ty
  • 96. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    egbertlefgozer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have read every reaction on this post and nobody came with an answer. I had exactly the same problem and I really found a solution. I even called apple with my problem, but that wasn't very helpful. This is a solution for people who want to keep using their normal email adress on their Apple ID, but they also want to change their account in a NON CREDITCARD account. It worked for me.

     

    The solution is:

     

    - Create a new email adress, for example at gmail.

     

    - You can change your existing account information at myinfo.apple.com.

     

    - You need to change your old primary email adress into your new, just created, email adress. This way you can keep your old email adress for a new apple ID WITHOUT CREDITCARD

     

    - After changing your apple ID's primary email adress you can create a new account with your OLD EMAIL ADRESS following the steps already given by so many posters here.http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534

     

    I believe this really is a solution to your problem, I hope it works.

     

    PS. I'm sorry if my perhaps poor English bothers you.

     

    Good luck!

  • 97. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    geoffreyfromquarry bay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    !The Big Answer!

    If you are using an already created account, like me! then when you enter those details into a New Ipad, it will not give you the none option for credit card.

    Create a New ID, then the step that asks for credit card details, you can click the card, and the list will show none at the bottom.

     

    Remember this wont work on exiting account, unless the existing account was created with the none option.

    Try it.

     

    Have fun!

  • 98. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    geoffreyfromquarry bay wrote:

     

    !The Big Answer!

    If you are using an already created account, like me! then when you enter those details into a New Ipad, it will not give you the none option for credit card.

    If you already a have an iTunes account, you don't need to create a new account. And you don't need to create a new account just because you have a new iPad.

    Create a New ID

    Then you can have iTunes purcahses from more than one account to keep track of?

    No thanks.

    Remember this wont work on exiting account, unless the existing account was created with the none option.

    It works on my existing account, which was not created with the "none option" (whatever that is).

  • 99. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    generalfromakron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nick-b wrote:


    Apple, fix this. My kids are mad at you... and me

     

    So am I. Apple fan boys must be so ******** that they do not understand that the buyer and the payer can be different persons. My son buys and I pay. This itunes/app store concept is epic fail. There should be option to pay when buy without connetion to buyers (downloaders) apple id.

     

     

    Now they offering ridiculous solution: create account with cc and then remove cc information. LOL

  • 100. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    generalfromakron wrote:

     

    So am I. Apple fan boys must be so ******** that they do not understand that the buyer and the payer can be different persons


    You can purchase and gift the app/music to someone else.

     

    Now they offering ridiculous solution: create account with cc and then remove cc information

    Why not simply create an account without a CC?

    -> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534

  • 101. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    bh83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ran into this problem today. Apple locked me out of my account and made me change my password to a more secure one. Then I was forced to update my cc info with a non-expired one, which was more of a hassle than anything else. Wouldn't you lose all your purchase history if you opened a new account and then swapped emails?

     

    Gift cards are definitely not the way to go. If someone hacks your account and buys every Celine Dion album then you would have better luck getting your money back from the cc company then apple. Do they even have cc's where the cardholder is responsible for fraudulent charges? Oh right, they're called gift cards.

  • 102. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    bh83 wrote:

     

    I ran into this problem today. Apple locked me out of my account and made me change my password to a more secure one. Then I was forced to update my cc info with a non-expired one,

    You could have simply set the CC info to None and made sure your address is correct. You do not need to keep your CC in fo on yoru account.

     

    Wouldn't you lose all your purchase history if you opened a new account and then swapped emails?


    No. Your purchase history is linked to your iTunes ID.

    If you create a new account, there will not be a purchase history (since nothing has been purchased with this new account).

  • 103. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    carriesn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! This helped!

  • 104. Re: Mac App Store - No Credit Card
    Link2006 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Like me, I live in Canada and there ISN'T A none Option... I hope they add it soon... I just bought an iPod just to tell me i need a Credit card ?

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