Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | ... | 43
BDFL
49731 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4519

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 604699 3-Apr-2012 19:12 Send private message

Please, if you are going to discuss using VPNs for services other than Quickflix then create a new thread.





1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 604801 3-Apr-2012 21:35 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Just received an email from playstation advertising quickflix, and how to install it on PS3






What did it say - Quickflix isn't appearing on my PS3 and I have the latest update.

TIA

Just A Geek
1943 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 313

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605035 4-Apr-2012 13:02 Send private message

I just checked my Credit Card Bill and

Processed: 30/03/2012 Transaction Date: 29/03/2012 QUICKFLIX NZ AUCKLAND $0.01-

GRRRRRRR...


2391 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 292
Inactive user


  Reply # 605049 4-Apr-2012 13:19 Send private message

chopchaffe:
BraaiGuy: Just received an email from playstation advertising quickflix, and how to install it on PS3



What did it say - Quickflix isn't appearing on my PS3 and I have the latest update.

TIA


I tested it last night. Works OK, but quality not nearly as good as Bravia. Here is a copy of the email. Navigate to "TV/Services" icon on PS3 and install it from there.






2391 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 292
Inactive user


  Reply # 605051 4-Apr-2012 13:20 Send private message

LennonNZ: I just checked my Credit Card Bill and

Processed: 30/03/2012 Transaction Date: 29/03/2012 QUICKFLIX NZ AUCKLAND $0.01-

GRRRRRRR...



Whats wrong with that?

Just A Geek
1943 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 313

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605064 4-Apr-2012 13:52 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
LennonNZ: I just checked my Credit Card Bill and

Processed: 30/03/2012 Transaction Date: 29/03/2012 QUICKFLIX NZ AUCKLAND $0.01-

GRRRRRRR...



Whats wrong with that?


Why did they they charge me 1c  on the day I signed up? Its supposed to be free. 

 

11018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 507

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605065 4-Apr-2012 13:54 Send private message

To verify you have given a real card, I believe that it is easier to do that and requires less explanation to debit card users than a hold on the amount for the sub payment.




Richard rich.ms

Just A Geek
1943 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 313

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605073 4-Apr-2012 14:10 Send private message

richms: To verify you have given a real card, I believe that it is easier to do that and requires less explanation to debit card users than a hold on the amount for the sub payment.


I just searched the "help" part of their system and its explained. Its not very clear regarding this and is in the middle of their T&C as well.

I've never had a company do this before :-(

"Why is a 1 cent credit card verification required?
To ensure your protection when entering your credit card details, a security check is run on your account. This results in a 1 cent validation amount appearing on your credit card statement. Once the validation has been confirmed, the amount is refunded to the same card. This normally takes 5-10 business days."

OK.. yes its a way to find out if its a valid credit card but as I've said I've seen no one do it in NZ before

 
 

2391 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 292
Inactive user


  Reply # 605074 4-Apr-2012 14:12 Send private message

LennonNZ:
richms: To verify you have given a real card, I believe that it is easier to do that and requires less explanation to debit card users than a hold on the amount for the sub payment.


I just searched the "help" part of their system and its explained. Its not very clear regarding this and is in the middle of their T&C as well.

I've never had a company do this before :-(

"Why is a 1 cent credit card verification required?
To ensure your protection when entering your credit card details, a security check is run on your account. This results in a 1 cent validation amount appearing on your credit card statement. Once the validation has been confirmed, the amount is refunded to the same card. This normally takes 5-10 business days."

OK.. yes its a way to find out if its a valid credit card but as I've said I've seen no one do it in NZ before

 
 


Dam I thought you were joking? You serious!! 1cent.

838 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 59

Trusted

  Reply # 605077 4-Apr-2012 14:15 Send private message

It's actually a very common practice and I can be pretty certain that you have had it happen before however most CC companies would not show this on your statement as it as mentioned above is generally reversed within a few days and known to be only for verifying the validity of your card.


759 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  Reply # 605085 4-Apr-2012 14:26 Send private message

Trademe do something very similar when the you setup a Paynow account. Admittedly they deposit 1c rather than debit it but it's a similar concept.

237 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 605115 4-Apr-2012 15:14 Send private message

Paypal, Google, Trademe etc - very common practice.




this is a slap in the face!

2195 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Subscriber

  Reply # 605125 4-Apr-2012 15:26 Send private message

All rental car companies do it too, but with a much bigger amount.

11018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 507

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605127 4-Apr-2012 15:29 Send private message

trig42: All rental car companies do it too, but with a much bigger amount.


No, they just authorize the amount, not an actual charge like this appears to be




Richard rich.ms

2497 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 241

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605128 4-Apr-2012 15:30 Send private message

Except that Visa have been trying to get merchants to cut it out for years now. You're supposed to complete a $0.00 charge if you want to validate a card. Last I saw they'd reached the point they were threatening fines (called the "Misuse of Authorisation Fee") for continuing with $0.01 charges to validate cards.

1 | ... | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | ... | 43
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by sidefx on 1-Oct-2014 12:37 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by hsvhel on 1-Oct-2014 11:52 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by dickytim on 1-Oct-2014 12:34 (347 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by Paul1977 on 1-Oct-2014 12:13 (90 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Passwords and pesky teenagers
Created by martyyn, last reply by DaveDog on 1-Oct-2014 12:28 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.