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APPLE ID Doesn't have a credit card

1261 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 6:11 AM by julianporter5 RSS
RvE007 Calculating status...
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May 25, 2012 7:48 AM

Upon making a free account to publish my books apple comes with an error message

 

"The following error(s) occured:

this apple ID does not have a valid credit card on file. Go to the Itunes Store to update this account with valid credit card information before trying again."

 

I always use prepaid itunes card to do my apple purchases

I do not want to give apple my credit card

I'm applying for a free books account, why is my creditcard needed?

 

Any tips to get around this are appreciated.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    May 25, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to RvE007)

    Did you confirm the card on file is valid/not expired in some fashion, etc?

     

    If it worked to sign up for iTunes I'd think it would work for the free account...

  • DanGrayson_ Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to K T)

    There is no way to say that the card has expired as far as I am aware, however I am only 17 and do not own a credit or debit card at the moment, I would feel uncomfortable having to ask my parents for their credit card information incase of any hidden charges.

  • conradvonsupertramp Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:25 PM (in response to RvE007)

    I'm having the same problem my friend.  I use paypal.  Does someone who has published have any suggestions?

  • grahamrowan Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2012 3:17 AM (in response to RvE007)

    Hi.  Apple has well they do in australia anyway, a website called Payclick.  It's like Paypal but it's apples version.  You can create a Payclick account, wel, you can here in Australia anyway, and then use it like you would use Paypal.  All you need to do is link your Payclick account with a bank account then you transfer money from the bank account to your Payclick account.  What I did was create a second bank account with my normal bank and I only use that account for Paypal or Payclick purchases.

  • julianporter5 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to grahamrowan)

    Send a message to these guys to ask for help: ibookstore@apple.com

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