@ Leaping Gnome:
Thanks for the clarification. As for your gracious offer, thanks again, but as I am a U.S. citizen residing in the continental U.S. and running Windows XP, I have no need of the service.
Mainly, am interested in making it easy/painless as possible for friends and relatives to buy me books from Connect, like my brother-in-law gives out iTunes credit. Now I know what I want for my birthday.