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#152181 18-Sep-2014 15:02

Hi managed to get a Roku online - planning on using it as a dedicated NetFlix player :)

Unfortunately I don't seem able to use a (fresh) Prezzy Card (or PayPal) as valid form of payment.

Anyone have insights?




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  #1131505 18-Sep-2014 15:05
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I don't believe Netflix accepts non-reloadable prepaid Visa cards.



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  #1131511 18-Sep-2014 15:13

I've tried it with the reloadable 'Loaded Everyday' card too




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  #1131518 18-Sep-2014 15:18
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You have 2 options

1) use a credit card
or
2) subscribe to an NZ based service (Lightbox, iTunes, Quickflix etc) so you can get support with your problem from the company in question.

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  #1131527 18-Sep-2014 15:27
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Yup, need a credit/debit card - even then they dont seem to accept all NZ issued cards.... my ANZ Debit was accepted happily tho :)





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  #1131528 18-Sep-2014 15:28

1) use a credit card


Using a Prezzy to limit my exposure.
I do something similar for all online services that store CC data.

2) subscribe to an NZ based service (Lightbox, iTunes, Quickflix etc)


Not the point.
Unless I can get those services on my dedicated XBMC/OpenELEC or Roku devices, it's simply not going to happen.
I have a pretty good, low-wattage setup, and would like to keep it that way.





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Master Geek


  #1131532 18-Sep-2014 15:34

xpd: Yup, need a credit/debit card - even then they dont seem to accept all NZ issued cards.... my ANZ Debit was accepted happily tho :)


Cheers.

I was under the impression that the Prezzy's were functionally the same.

I may have to hit my bank up to see if they're able to provide a card completely decoupled from my other accounts - just assume that card'll get compromised eventually.




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  #1131547 18-Sep-2014 16:00
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freakalad: I may have to hit my bank up to see if they're able to provide a card completely decoupled from my other accounts - just assume that card'll get compromised eventually.


Have you considered a OneSmart card?

I use a virtual card on my OneSmart account and access this via a US Paypal account.  Netflix see the Paypal account with my US Freight Forwarder as the street address and PayPal see the virtual OneSmart card.

I'm not sure if I really need the two steps but it works so I won't be changing it.

 
 
 
 


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  #1131549 18-Sep-2014 16:02
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I think there is a dedicated thread regarding Netflix payment methods?

My bank card works, for now. Working on a backup though, just in case...



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  #1131699 18-Sep-2014 18:54

Have you considered a OneSmart card?


Don't know it.
Thanks for the info - I'll look it up.




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  #1131727 18-Sep-2014 19:26
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Try using a NZ Post loaded for travel card mine works just fine I load it up each month or so and it isn't connected to any other bank account.



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  #1131731 18-Sep-2014 19:33

Try using a NZ Post loaded for travel card mine works just fine I load it up each month or so and it isn't connected to any other bank account.


This is the ideal - I've tried a "Loaded Everyday", but not the 'Loaded for Travel'.

Will look into that, thanks.




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  #1131735 18-Sep-2014 19:38
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Just get a second card issued for things like this if you are really paranoid. The thing is, netflix are big enough to have to actually be PCI compliant so will not be storing the card details. You are more likly to be ripped off from smaller merchants that dont actually bother to read the PCI docs and write card numbers and stuff down and do manual processing etc.

All credit cards should be seperate from your money. You have no exposure to risk on a credit card.




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  #1131744 18-Sep-2014 19:50
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I'm surprised the Loaded Every day card doesn't work. Don't forget to sign up for a YouShop address and use it for you postcode. 



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  #1131795 18-Sep-2014 20:50

You are more likly to be ripped off from smaller merchants that dont actually bother to read the PCI docs and write card numbers and stuff down and do manual processing etc.


It's more to guard against my own mistakes than others - taking steps to limit my exposure




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  #1133092 21-Sep-2014 12:46

Try using a NZ Post loaded for travel card mine works just fine I load it up each month or so and it isn't connected to any other bank account.


Work like a charm.
Thanks for this info.




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