Bought an Apple Gift Card at Wal-Mart hoping to top off the balance on my App Store account. When I tried to redeem the code, the code had already been redeemed.
Tried contacting Apple Support, telling them that I just purchased the Gift Card a couple hours ago and I had the Gift Card in possession throughout my travels from Wal-Mart to my home. Apple Support told me that I have to contact Wal-Mart Because Apple Support can't do anything redeeming gift cards. Contacted Wal-Mart. They said they can't do anything and told me to call Apple Support.
When online and found out that there is a scam going on around the world of people purchasing Apple Gift Cards from big box stores like Wal-Mart getting ripped off after activating their cards.
Even the FBI had been involved and warn consumers not to purchase gift cards from big box retailers. Now, I'm out $50 with no way of getting my money back.
User's recommendation: DO NOT PURCHASE APPLE GIFT CARDS AT WAL-MART.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Gift Card.
Monetary Loss: $50.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
Walmart Pros: Convenient, Cheap.
Walmart Cons: Uncaring, Scam.
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