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  1. Anamacha

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    how can I buy things from the Android Market?

    I've already got it tied to my google account -- should I enter the gift card number into google checkout?

    i found some other posts along thee lines but they weren't terribly helpful.
     

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    You need to use a google checkout account.
     
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    thanks mate
     
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    You need to have a valid credit card or valid bank debit card.
     
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    Google Checkout makes it easy....a little TOO easy, in fact ;)
     
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    I have a feeling you're right ... so I plan on using a gift card thingy :)
     
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    Google has gift cards?
     
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    I didn't know they took those either, but it's in their description of payment methods.

    No idea where the gift cards come from.. it only states that they take them.
     
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    It would appear they are talking about a Visa or Amex gift card. Ever try using one of those on the net? Every time I have it has been nothing but trouble.
     
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    Can't say that I have, no. I do use the Amazon Gift Cards that I get from Curse Gaming though. Those are easy peazy lemon squeezy to use!
     
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    I was talkinga bout using a Visa gift card, yeah. They work fine in person so I see little reason they wouldn't work okay over the net.
     
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    Because over the net they want the address associated with the account. There have been some improvements with this since I've tried, but still have seen problems. A friend just tried to make a purchase with an AmEx gift card for an internet order and the company on the other end was unable to get the card to process.
     
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    I use prepaid debit cards. They obviously are prepaid, load them up at the register, or whenever I need to buy something, then use it. I loaded 20$ on it at the store, took it home and "activated it", then attached it to my account. To activate it, I needed a valid address, SSN, etc... Once that was out of the way, it functioned as a regular credit or debit card. Obviously if you live outside the US, the ways of "activating" the cards are a bit different I'm sure, but once you do, you shouldn't have any issues. I never did nor have I to this day.
     
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    bummer, I didn't know that. Thank you for the info.

    ooh, good idea. What sorts of stores do you get those?
     
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    Any store really. Gas startions, department stores, Target, Walmart, 7-11, etc. Anyplace that sells prepaid debit. Which for the most part, is anywhere lol. Just make sure the card you have has a Visa or Mastercard logo. If so, generally you can use it anywhere a "real" debit or credit card is used.
     
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    Annonymous7 is right a visa green dot card can be purchased most any where. The best place to get one is at WallMart for only $3.00,$3.00 to load there after. This is what I use to purchase apps.
     
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