Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to More2Learn)
My guess is Apple doesn't care about an FPO address for electronic downloads but the company printing the photo book doesn't like it. Back in the day I was stationed on Guam, some companies would not ship to FPO or APO addresses. I had items shipped to my parents in the States. They forwarded them on to me. Companies would only have to pay shipping to Seattle or San Francisco where Uncle Sam would send on to APO/FPO, but the companies wouldn't do it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to rbhix)
Yep, sadly, rbhix is right. I've asked Apple about this repeatedly, but haven't gotten satisfaction.
There are two things you can try. There are shippers who will take your order and ship it to an FPO address. (Just google "re-ship to APO address" or something like that.) They obviously charge for this service.
You might also have success if you connect to Apple via a US-based VPN. This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. (If you're not familiar with that concept, maybe it's better not to ask -- to complicated -- or you could also goodle "US-based VPN address" or something like that.)
At any rate, I agree with you: it's a drag. Apple should modify its shipping policies for photos and books and the like -- even if it doesn't want to ship electronics to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to MarkPek)
Ah, wait. I see that you mentioned an FPO "billing" address. Is it the billing address or the shipping address that's the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 4:33 AM (in response to MarkPek)
Yes billing address. Oddly enough I entered my old billing address in the states and they accepted payment. Go figure...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to More2Learn)
Hey, smart thinking! Congratulations! I know what it feels like to get all the way through the creative process and billing and then be unable to complete the transaction . . .