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  1. ibora

    ibora Member

    So, what are the other ways to pay?!

    I used my Visa Debit card to buy an app.

    I was charged the cost of the app, as well as a conversion fee by my bank because it was in dollars.

    I am UK based so Bank Accounts in Sterling...

    Way around this? Or solution?

    Thanks in advance. :)

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  2. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member

    I have exactly the same problem so avoid apps in anything but GBP. Any solutions out there?
  3. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

    Complain on the Google pages and hope they switch to local currencies. Only way around I have found is to use my Mastercard instead :-/
  4. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member

    Yeh it's an irritation indeed, as is not being able to use a debit card.
  5. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member

    You can use a debit card. But I and the thread starter use them!
  6. JsT

    JsT Well-Known Member

    On my credit card they appear like this:

    GOOGLE *Android Market google.com/ch CA EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION:
    .99 USD @ 1.5000

    I dont get any extra charges though.
  7. snowmobile

    snowmobile Well-Known Member

    I think it depends on the policy of your card provider. Websites such as moneysavingexpert will tell you which ones are best to use for foreign currency transactions (if you want to go to the trouble of getting a new card).
  8. ibora

    ibora Member

    my card says this... (used halifax debit card)


    Debit Card Service Charge 1.50
    01 Aug 4.99 USD @ 1.516
    Google *Rerware Ll google.com/ch US 3.29

    what card/bank do you use?
  9. alan hanson

    alan hanson Well-Known Member

    ive tried using my debit card and it just keeps saying server error or something. Wen choosing payment type it only shows credit card though.

    Its really annoying do i have to have a credit card? or am i being brainless?
  10. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member

    This is my point too. It won't give me the option to use a debit card and if I try anyway it doesn't work.
  11. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming the guys having trouble are using Natwest Visa Debit Cards?

    Would be interested to know which banks do and which don't charge.

  12. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Well-Known Member

    i haven't seen paypal introduced? would make a lot of sense, i'd be more inclined to get a few paid apps from the market that i have my eye on if i could pay through paypal..
  13. snowmobile

    snowmobile Well-Known Member

  14. JsT

    JsT Well-Known Member

    My HSBC credit and debit cards get through without charges.
  15. alan hanson

    alan hanson Well-Known Member

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    Marlinska New Member

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