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Purchasing music from iTunes

I have purchased an iPad in the UK and had an iTunes account opened in Edinburgh during a recent holiday. I obtained an iTunes card from my local Coop but could not enter the code until I changed the iTunes account to my Swiss address. Now I wish to purchase songs with my credit but iTunes defaults to the UK store and tells me that I can only purchase from the Swiss store. If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated. Thank you
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Old 01.06.2012, 11:37
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Re: Purchasing music from iTunes

I started off with a UK account years ago, and found that the simplest way once I was here was to simply set up a completely new account with my Swiss address and credit card. Then I can just log on with the new account ID / password and the system defaults to the Swiss store.

Don't know if that's practical for you, but it'll definitely work. You can only use iTunes cards on accounts set up for the same national store as where the card was bought, AFAIK. Each iTunes store operates independently in that sense. So even though you've switched your address, I'm guessing the system still recognises your ID / password as being for the UK iTunes store.
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Re: Purchasing music from iTunes

Ed is correct, Annoyingly Apple treat every country differently and you cannot get around this. For this reason I have an account with the CH store linked to my bank here in CH, and a UK itunes account which I just use with itunes cards from the UK. It seems to be the only way.
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Re: Purchasing music from iTunes

off topic...but just saw today you can use your coop superpoints to buy music...the prices are much cheaper than itunes
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Re: Purchasing music from iTunes

I opened a USA account but I cannot buy with my Swiss mastercard-so I buy a US iTunes voucher on Ebay
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I have purchased an iPad in the UK and had an iTunes account opened in Edinburgh during a recent holiday. I obtained an iTunes card from my local Coop but could not enter the code until I changed the iTunes account to my Swiss address. Now I wish to purchase songs with my credit but iTunes defaults to the UK store and tells me that I can only purchase from the Swiss store. If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated. Thank you
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