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Credit card from store to store?

216 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 7:20 AM by Dah•veed RSS
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Nov 12, 2012 10:46 PM



I was using the Croatian App store for over 5 years. Now i want to chande it to the German (To shop music, movies...).

I changed the coutry and inserted the Master Card details but it wont accept it ? It says that this payment method is not acceoted in this store!?

I was using this card in the Croatian store without problems.. Now i used aslo the Visa Electro, still nothing..


Thank you for the help

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1, 16GB Black
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to Adi88iPhone4s)

    Isnt' that Visa card one of those virtuals that doesn't work on the iTS anyway?

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to Adi88iPhone4s)

    If you use a German store, your card must have a German address.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:03 PM (in response to Adi88iPhone4s)

    If you are only going to be there for 5 months, then I would forget about changing everything, since you'll have to go through the hassles again when you move back.


    Why not just use a gift card if you really insist? No need to get new credit cards issued and all that. Switch your Store account to German, and redeem German gift cards.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to Adi88iPhone4s)

    You must use the iTunes and Mac App Stores in the country where you legally reside. You must use a bank card from that same country with a verifiable billing address in that country. Switching your account to another country to purchase in that country's store because you reside there for a short period of time is not a good idea, even with an iTunes gift card for that country. You will run into all sorts of back-end hassles with the store for one country not recognizing your purchase in the other country's store when you need to update an app or game.


    You will likely return here cursing Apple and crying about the mess that you will have made for yourself.

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 2, iPhone 5 (iOS 6)


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