Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to mayodotte)
What country are you located in?
The following if from this Apple document: Payment & Pricing - Apple Store (U.S.)
Apple Store Gift Card
You can redeem an Apple Store Gift Card at the online Apple Store, by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE, or at any Apple Store. Apple Store Gift Cards can be used only in the United States. With the exception of gift cards, certificates, and iTunes downloads, you can purchase just about anything sold by Apple, including products from both Apple and third-party makers.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to mayodotte)
I think that's the rub. It can be used for some things but not others as I understand. Best ask at an Apple store if there's one near you or call the local Apple no: 0800 6645 451