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Question about iTunes billing cycle?

Asked by AshlynM (10552points) October 3rd, 2012

I notice that I don’t automatically get my receipt from iTunes after a purchase. I’ll usually get it two days after. And if I buy three different things, each item will be on the receipt as a single purchase, giving me one total. Why don’t they bill you for these items separately instead of lumping it all on on receipt?

What’s their process behind this?

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wds2's avatar

This is the general standard procedure for online digital media sales. It makes it easier for both parties if they send one bill rather than three, or, in some cases, hundreds. You wouldn’t want fifty 99ยข purchases, all billed seperately. It’s the same as going to a store. When you buy groceriers, you don’t get a separate reciept for your milk and another for your eggs.

I think the two days is because A) It may take that long to process. B) iTunes may be giving you time to make a few more purchases for writing up the reciept. This would be, simply, to cut down on the ammount of reciepts.

jrpowell's avatar

They pay about 25 cents for each transfer to VISA. So they try to lump them together so the fee is only payed once. I have had it take up to a week and it annoyed the hell out of me.

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