For Christmas, my friend Clayton got me an iTunes gift card. He did so specifically because he knows I’m too cheap to buy any paid apps for my iPhone, but he knew I’d appreciate being able to get my hands on some sweet, sweet iPhone apps.
I redeemed my card to my account and then bought an app, but the app got charged to my credit card instead, which I thought was pretty annoying. So I took my credit card information out of iTunes, so that the only payment info they would have would be the gift card. And then I tried to buy another app, but iTunes asked for credit card info and there was no way to say, “Just use the damn gift card!” It was super frustrating, because I could see in the upper right of my iTunes that I have $50 worth of credit! So I tweeted my frustration, figuring that the geeks would know how I could fix this problem. And I got responses right away, but unfortunately it was not good news. Apparently in Canada you can’t use iTunes gift certs to buy apps due to some sort of “tax laws and commerce restrictions for software in Canada.”
What a bunch of crap.