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Anyone else having this problem trying to buy stuff on itunes?

554 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2012 5:28 PM by ipsyd RSS
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The iTunes Store is unable to process purchases at this time. Credit card processing is temporarily unavailable. You may continue to browse the store. Please try to make your purchase later.

  • Bittina Calculating status...

    I have been having this problem all day. I pre-ordered the Hunger Games and now can not get it downloaded! I called apple care a couple of times - most times I just sat on hold forever. The one time I got throught to a person they told me it should be resolved soon, but it's been 18 hours and still no Hunger Games.

  • zhivago24 Calculating status...

    I am having this problem all weekend. It is frustrating! I wonder how much money Apple is losing have this issue outstanding all this time.

  • tspragg Calculating status...

    I am having the same issue. I am wanting to get Mountain Lion but for last 3 days I get that same message.

  • ipsyd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I was having this exact issue when I was set up to use PayPal as my payment method. I fixed it by -

    1. going to my iTunes account and selecting None as my method of payment, then clicking Done

    2. confirming this on my account page - which then said Add (or Set up, I can't remember) a Credit Card

    3. on the Add a credit card page, I again set up the exact same PayPal account I had before.

    4. I was then taken to the PayPal website to confirm that I wanted to use my PayPal account for iTunes purchases, and finally

    5. I was taken back to my account page in iTunes, which looked exactly the same as before BUT...

     

    The next time I tried it, my purchase went straight through! (And this was less than 5 minutes after I'd had the "Credit Card processing is temporarily unavailable" message.)

     

    YMMV, but I guess a similar revalidation process would work for credit cards too.

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