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Why won't itunes let me buy Downton Abbey series 1? *Solved thanks!*

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#1 Cat12

Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

Hi I want to buy Downtown Abbey on Itunes to put on my ipad. The buy option is ghosted and it won't let me. It's definately series 1 and it won't let me buy other things either like old series of The Mentalist and other movies.

Some things it will let me buy though. I havn't bought TV shows/movies before so is there some setting I need to change?

If not, when can't I buy them?


PS - while we're at it, can I make folders of all the apps on itunes so I can put all the kids apps into one folder instead of trawling through them all when I want to add or delete and app from my device?

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Edited by Cat12, 07 April 2012 - 10:35 PM.

#2 Chelara

Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

I think it's not available in Australia yet.

#3 Cat12

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:02 PM


#4 ubermum

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

It's probably not available in Australia at the moment. It's really silly, if they made it a global market place, they would cut down on illegal downloading of copyright material.

#5 Chelara

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Actually looks like I can buy season 1 so not sure. I didn't actually try to buy it but it would normally say if it wasn't available.

#6 KSparkles

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

Annoying OP... along with none global markets in a global online world.. turning into a vent...

Why cant I buy from amazon.com or the amazon app store?
Why cant I get music at US iTunes prices?
I hate the fact I cant get many apps on Google Play or i App Store just because I live in Australia.


#7 Expelliarmus

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

Season 1 is available in Australia. Plus it will let me buy it. So that's not the reason. Season 2 which is not available in the Australian store it wanted me to go to the UK store and let me go there but I didn't try and buy it as I don't want to buy it - not sure if it would have let me!

What I am taking a long time saying is that if it was because it wasn't available in Australia you would get that particular message so it must be something else.

#8 CherrySunday

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (shine @ 07/04/2012, 09:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Annoying OP... along with none global markets in a global online world.. turning into a vent...

Why cant I buy from amazon.com or the amazon app store?
Why cant I get music at US iTunes prices?
I hate the fact I cant get many apps on Google Play or i App Store just because I live in Australia.


get a US iTunes account and buy US gift cards from somewhere like jerrycards.com  ph34r.gif

edit - you do pay a bit extra for the card value (i.e $13.99 for a $10 card) but I figure it's better than illegally downloading, right?

Edited by *Browncoat*, 07 April 2012 - 09:58 PM.

#9 ~Nic~

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

It's probably not available in Australia at the moment

Nope, that's not it - I just went and had a look and I can buy it either as individual ep's or the whole season.

Have you got the most current version of itunes OP?

#10 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Why aren't ACCC onto this yet? It's as bad as the zoning on DVD players and they ruled that illegal.

#11 wannabe30

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

To answer the question about folders ...

Press on any app icon and hold your finger down. All the icons will start to wiggle. Drag and drop one icon on top of another and it will create a folder.

ETA. Sorry just reread that you meant in iTunes.

Edited by wannabe30, 07 April 2012 - 10:13 PM.

#12 Cat12

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for the replies. So it's not cos it's not available. My itunes is up to date so it's not that either.

Any suggestions?

And the pp answering about making folder, thanks, but I want to make folders on itunes app lists, not on my device.


#13 Cat12

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

So apparently if I search for the show from the videos app on my ipad it will let me buy it. Searching for it directly through itunes it won't. Don't know why, but I don't care as at least I can get it.



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