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What is an alternate apple ID used for?

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I noticed in "manage my apple ID" website that I now have an alternate apple ID, its my @me.com email address that I got when activating iCloud way back.  So, it says I can use it in place of my primary apple ID for purchases on iTunes and the App Store but this seems redundant, and maybe leading to problems.  I have searched on google and apple support but I don't see anything about an alternate apple ID.  There is some info about alternate email addresses but not about an alternate apple ID?  Any ideas what this is used for? 

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