11644 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2010 10:13 AM by varjak paw
Thanks Jim -- I was afraid of that when they asked for a UK address. Though why VISA (or iTunes) in the 21st century would care where you spend your money escapes me. I can buy Apple accessories from China over the web in two seconds and have done so. I mean on your iTunes account you can put any old address down how would iTunes ever know? No wonder 98% of all song downloads are illegal shares when the songs you want are right there but you can't buy them. Ah well, obliged.
Visa doesn't care, nor does Apple as such. The content owners, however, do not allow cross-border sales, so Apple is forced to verify your residence in the country whose iTunes Store you wish to use, and the only practical way to do that is to require a credit card or prepaid card from your country.