1. Stag5's Avatar
    I recently purchased a new MacBook and tried to add apps which I had already purchased, but it says "Account Not in This Store" it then says, Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. store. You must switch to the Ireland store before purchasing.

    My original purchase of these apps was on my iMac which is here in Ireland, however I purchased my Mac Book in the US a few weeks ago and registered it there as I had several hundred dollars of Apple vouchers which could only be redeemed on the US site and that is why I chose to register it there as they could not be redeemed here on the Irish site.

    I thought that by registering it in the US, I could then redeem them there, as it would see that I was registered there

    Do you know of any way I can get around this restriction.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards,

    Peter
    12-15-2018 03:35 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The country where you registered your Mac doesn't matter, it's what country or region you have selected in App Store. You'll have to change your App Store to US in iTunes. Keep in mind you'll need to have a valid US payment method and US billing address to make that happen.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201389
    12-15-2018 06:56 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Or log out of AppStore in Settings, go try to download a free app and when prompted, create a new AppStore account and choose for No Payment option.

    That way you’ll have both an Irish and an American AppStore account.
    JML5150 likes this.
    12-15-2018 09:04 AM
  4. Stag5's Avatar
    Thanks Tartarus for your reply. I will try your suggestion.

    Does this mean I wont be able to redeem the US Apple vouchers, unless as was suggested I have a US debit/credit card and a US address?
    12-15-2018 07:05 PM
  5. Stag5's Avatar
    Hi Rob, thanks for your reply. I will see what I can do. I find it annoying that the Apple vouches are only redeemable in the US as I would use them here if I could.
    12-15-2018 07:08 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks Tartarus for your reply. I will try your suggestion.

    Does this mean I wont be able to redeem the US Apple vouchers, unless as was suggested I have a US debit/credit card and a US address?
    When you change your billing address from your Apple ID account page or through the App Store or iTunes Store, it updates your billing address for all of the Apple services with which you use the same Apple ID.
    12-15-2018 08:40 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thanks Tartarus for your reply. I will try your suggestion.

    Does this mean I wont be able to redeem the US Apple vouchers, unless as was suggested I have a US debit/credit card and a US address?
    If you choose for the No Payment option as I suggested you won’t need any US debit or credit card or cash or coins.
    Just the address will do.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-16-2018 05:55 AM

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