Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to Thiago.roosa)
You can't. Purchases cannot be migrated from one account to another.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to James Ward4)
Yes, it is unfortunate that Apple still hasn't found a database software engineer that knows how to merge databases. Hopefully with the recent management shake up, they will finally be able to put this long-standing problem on a front burner. I have 2 Apple IDs that I created and would like to merge plus there may be 2 more that Apple created for me without my permission. I don't use those latter 2 and really would like them to go away.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to James Ward4)
Which: that Apple will find a competent database software engineer, or that they'll let me discard the 2 un-wanted Apple IDs?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to romad)
Since the first comment is obviously assinine, I'll ignore that. It wouldn't be a matter of "merging databases" to begin with. It's fraud prevention, and no it is unlikely you will have the ability to manipulate purchases across multiple accounts anytime soon.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 5:58 PM (in response to James Ward4)
I have 2 Apple IDs: A & B. A is my iTunes ID; while B is my Apple Discussions, Apple hardware/software registration, etc. Both have a database with my name, address, purchase history, registration, etc. Why is it "fraud prevention" to not allow everything under ID "B"? Or do you mean not buying all my music/apps/books/ a second time is "fraud" because Apple would get more money?
If other companies can merge their customer's separate data into one, Apple should be able to do so. I'm sure that those other companies are able to safeguard, say, your data from me trying to add it to my ID, or vice versa, while merging a customer's date into one record.
Meanwhile, there is still the problem of unwanted IDs "C" & "D"; I'm just ignoring them for now.