Today is my nephew's birthday. Happy Birthday, Josh.
For Josh's birthday, I wanted to e-mail him an iTunes gift certificate. I found out this is possible on Apple's website. Yesterday, I tried to purchase the gift certificate, but when I clicked on the link, it told me I had to download iTunes (for FREE, YAY!). I don't use iTunes and I didn't want iTunes, but I went ahead and downloaded it.
I did not see an obvious way to buy the gift certificate in iTunes so I went back to the apple website and clicked the link there. It opened the iTunes store and I started my purchase. I entered my information, Josh's information, and a gift message. I clicked "continue" and it asked me if I had an apple ID. I had to create one. Once I created the ID and verified it, I had to re-start my iTunes gift certificate purchase. I re-entered my information, submitted my order, and got this:
It is as if Apple was determined NOT to take my money. After wrestling with iTunes store, I went to Amazon.com and sent him a gift certificate in 2 easy steps. Happy Birthday, Josh. I hate Apple.