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Topic # 100283 7-Apr-2012 14:57
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I have tried all my cards and it wont let me use any of them to buy anything.

Short of using a friends one that is in USD and a real pain for them to repay as a result, is there any prepaid card I can repay via paypal or something?

How about one of those otherwise prettystupid air nz cards?




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  Reply # 606409 7-Apr-2012 15:03
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I did my first purchase the other day on my ASB CC and no issues



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  Reply # 606410 7-Apr-2012 15:06
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Hmm. it just comes up unsupported for all my nz cards. Even on the free tracks it seems to want a USD based card.




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  Reply # 606430 7-Apr-2012 16:44
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Sorry, are you talking about music purchases or app purchases? I have no problems purchasing apps with my NBNZ CC.



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  Reply # 606434 7-Apr-2012 17:02
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Yeah, music. Apps have worked in the past but to be honest since it changed to google play on the phone I havent even been into it to try buying music there.




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  Reply # 606436 7-Apr-2012 17:05
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I saw an ad on a blackboard outside Kiwibank the other day, where they have a Loaded card, which you can load up to 5 currencies on it. May be worth a look.



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  Reply # 606443 7-Apr-2012 17:27
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When I looked at that it was something like $20 to load it and they took a massive cut on the conversion as well. Their normal loaded card rips you off 3% on any USD purchases and they use a stink rate too.




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  Reply # 606494 7-Apr-2012 20:38
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I can buy music, books, movies etc from google play if I am running behind a US VPN; if I go to http://play.google.com/music without a VPN it runs because I signed up for the beta months ago but going to the music store will deny me same with all the other parts of Play without a VPN.
I use a westpac debit plus card to complete my purchases with no issues. 



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  Reply # 606498 7-Apr-2012 20:50
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What address did you give it when you joined up or added the card? I tried putting in a NY hotel and a made up hollywood address, and I even tried to choose the army zip code with no luck either.




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  Reply # 606500 7-Apr-2012 20:54
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My mother in law owns a computer store in the states so I used the stores address.

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  Reply # 606501 7-Apr-2012 21:00
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If they make it impossible for you to get the song legally then imo screw em; just download it using other means.

You obviously want to pay for the song and it is their fault for not making it available to people who legitimately want to pay for the songs.

They complain and complain about people pirating their music and this my friends is the root cause. 



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  Reply # 606504 7-Apr-2012 21:11
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Yes, that is my thinking but its not on my usual place what I get music from and I have had enough of getting lousy encodes etc so thought I would try legit.

What other non drm music retailers are there available in NZ which dont require the installation of invasive malware (cough itunes cough)




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  Reply # 606505 7-Apr-2012 21:15
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richms: Yes, that is my thinking but its not on my usual place what I get music from and I have had enough of getting lousy encodes etc so thought I would try legit.

What other non drm music retailers are there available in NZ which dont require the installation of invasive malware (cough itunes cough)



Not sure if there are any in New Zealand; you could always use Amazon? their Mp3s are all DRM free.

Personally I have not brought a single mp3 or played one in almost a year; been using Spotify Premium and havent looked back.
Spotify is the business. 

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  Reply # 606506 7-Apr-2012 21:16
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Digirama, soon to merge with Marbecks Digital

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  Reply # 606507 7-Apr-2012 21:20
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scottjpalmer: Digirama, soon to merge with Marbecks Digital


I hope they will be lowering their prices :-)

$2.29 at digirama vs $1.20nzd from a US online store (thats if you can find one that takes your money)

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  Reply # 606516 7-Apr-2012 21:42
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I dont believe its available in NZ yet so do as above and you should be fine




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