DarthDutch: I've made this account with the hope that someone can help me getting a nexus 4. It seems you are all having the same problems I just had. I am heading to the uk soon for a holiday and I got a mate to order a nexus for me with my credit card to pick up when I get there. It got cancelled, and reading the terms and conditions leads me to believe you must have a credit card that belongs to the country of purchase, or whatever.
So my mate has a debit card he can loan me the money with. My question is how difficult would it be to use his account to purchase the phone, then switch it to mine as soon as I arrive and pick it up? My mate is worried that I'll be running around with his card details as the default for the phone. Considering the lengths google is going to to prevent outside purchase, I have to admit I am a little worried.
Theoretically, the rest should work though, right? Just get him to order the phone as himself and then I can pick it up and bring it home. I'd like to use it straight away overseas but that might be asking a bit much?
DarthDutch: Sweet, so my mate buys it but the phone is not linked to his account? Meaning I can pick it up like it's a new phone from the store?
Sounds pretty good. Any problem using it straight away overseas? Or is this whole living in New Zealand thing going to screw me over there too?
Nil Einne: It seems that lots of people are having problems recently with cancellations coming after the authorisation hold has occurred so a day or two after ordering. (Which compares to the past where the problems usually only came about during the authorisation hold and so happened quite fast.)
As I mentioned in the older thread, in December I had problems with ASB Mastercard CC even after changing address and several attempts (I ended up getting my card and accounts blocked), but ASB Visa CC seemed to work (never actually completed order but order seemed to be fine) without changing address and ASB Visa debit card also worked without changing address.
Has anyone had success ordering since early April to now and what did they use?
dolsen: Have brought one for my Wife and it's been shipped. Here's how I did it.
Used free vpn to get an us ip address.
Set up a new gmail account, and linked it to a work email address.
Used youshop address as billing and shipping address, without the id in the name field (id is still in address line 2)
Canceled it less than an hour later.
Waited a day.
Ordered one, and it's just shipped.
Didn't change my cc account billing address. CC is a BNZ visa.
Why do you think that worked?