Anyone got a US iTunes account

Andy Armstrong andy at
Sat Aug 27 16:25:02 BST 2011

On 27 Aug 2011, at 14:25, Andrew Beattie wrote:
> The trouble is that whilst I'm sure that your request is genuine, it is so close to a Western Union fraud or a cheque overpayment fraud that you really want to be asking someone that already knows and trusts you.

Well quite - it feels grubby. That's why I'm asking here - to maximise the likelihood of an intersection between "people who know me" and "people with a US iTunes account" :)

> I just bought a MacBook Pro from the the US store (because I needed it shipped to OWC in IL).  The system is so hard to get round that I ended up asking a favour from a friend who is a bank manager.  He changed the billing address on his own card(!)

Good favour! :)

> The way to solve this would be to persuade Apple to accept pre-paid debit cards such as FairFX (that would remove their risk).
> I have a route to the ear of an Apple board member and an amusing tale to tell him.  It'll take a bit of time but I'll see if I can solve the underlying problem.
> Out of interest, why do you want to buy from the US iTunes rather than the UK?

I want to buy "Art & Copy" ( and it's not available in the UK store.

Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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