A bit of a milestone as the 10,000th order was placed today. I have had over 5550 customers order from more than 1600 different stores in the USA using my service. I think I might have a glass of champagne tonight to celebrate 🙂
January 2010 Archive
If you want to buy from the USA iTunes store it is pretty easy. These are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1 – Purchase an USA iTunes card from me (see here $100 Instant USA iTune Card and here $100 USA Apple iTunes Card). You will need the code from the card to open the account (this is emailed to you), otherwise iTunes will ask you to put in your credit card or banking details. You can’t use your Australian credit card as the billing address is not in the USA.
Step 2 – Go into the US store, which you can access by changing the country at the very bottom of the iTunes page.
Step 3 – Select the “Redeem Voucher” at the bottom of the page. iTunes will then ask you to register or log in, so you will need to register as a new user.
Step 4 – Register as a new user. To do this you need to use a physical address in the USA. You can just use any real address at random, try www.yellowpages.com for example. The address is not verified by Apple since you are only redeeming a gift code. I would advise using an address in Oregon as they don’t have state sales tax.
Step 5 – Redeem your card and go shopping!
Edit. Some suggestions if you are having problems setting up a USA account.
1. Try using a US proxy service when setting up the account. The simplest is https://mediahint.com/ but if you Google for “free USA proxy” you will find lots of others.
2. “Purchase” a free app from the US iTunes store before Step 5. This apparently avoids the need to have to enter a US credit card number.
An order was placed for a customised LongChamp bag. There are a number of bag designs to choose from and with all the different colours and options a very unique personal range can be designed. The bags are good quality and the price is affordable. Another cool find. Here is the link if you want to check it out.
Update: My new USA partner has 3 of these in stock available for immediate shipment. He is having increasing difficulty getting hold of these phones so has increased the price he is charging to US$599.
Update 2: All sold.
This phone has become very popular all of a sudden. Because Google blocks access to this phone based on your geography I have been getting lots of requests for this phone. So here is the Q & A list for the most common questions I have received. I will update this post as news comes in rather than create a hundred new posts.
1. Can you order the Nexus One phone?
Yes. Because of the difficulties in ordering this phone I will only be processing orders once my partner is in possession of the phone.
Update 1. Six phones have been shipped to my agent so it looks like he has got over the 5 phone limit.
Update 2. No longer valid.
Update 3. There have been 16 phones shipped to Australia as of the 15th Jan. I will keep this updated as the phones come in and are shipped.
Update 4. There have been 19 phones shipped to Australia as of the 21st Jan.
Update 5. 28 phones have been shipped.
Update 6. 36 phones have shipped.
2. What does the phone cost?
The phone costs US$599. The price is higher because they are so difficult to get hold of.
3. How much does the phone cost to ship to Australia?
The phone weights 2lbs and costs $37.75 to ship.
3. When will I get the phone?
My partner has stock so within 6 days of receiving your payment.
4. What is the fastest shipping method?
Express mail at 6 days (US37.75), and priority (US$31.25) is around 8 to 12 days.