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I recently moved countries, and have purchases associated on my iTunes account.

Once I moved countries, I changed the country on my Apple ID to my new country.

However, after using a store card on my account, I can't change my account back to my previous country and access my past purchases, because I still have store credit on my account, which I can't spend.

I've contacted Apple about removing my store credit, but will I be able to access my past purchases once I actually change my country back?

I've just reinstalled my Mac, and need to re-download iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

Any help appreciated.

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This hasn't worked so well on the iOS store, so I don't have a good feeling about it on the Mac App store either.… – bmike Jan 31 '13 at 4:04
How did you change a country while having store credit? Did Apple remove the credit and refunded you in some way? – yar1vn Feb 1 '13 at 21:13
It wasn't enough money to worry about, they just deleted it for me. – Jack Greenhill Feb 2 '13 at 0:40
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Apple contacted me back, I changed my country, and all my purchases have been restored.

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May I ask how did you got them to contact you back? How did contact them in the first place? – Ernesto Jun 9 '15 at 23:48

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