Can't purchase Minecraft... Help?

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Aug 9, 2011
  1. Aijelsop
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    I currently am using a friend's copy of MC, but it sucks not being able to change my characters look, or play multiplayer... -.-

    So, I finally got to purchasing my own copy.

    I am using a Visa Prepaid Gift Card ($25).

    I live in the US.

    I hear you can't buy internationally using these cards, but even using Paypal, I get transactions failed...

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    Also, if you could purchase me a gift code, I'd gladly send you over $22, or buy you a $20 Steam game. [​IMG]
     
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    Probably cuz its not Debit or Credit maybe if you email Minecraft they can find a way I know that works with a lot of companies.
     
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    Email them.
     
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    I emailed them, waiting for a responce. It is a Prepaid Debit Card loaded with $25.
     
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    I dont think you can use prepaid cards as they cannot verify the address holder
     
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    You can use prepaid cards with Paypal, my gf uses the ones she gets all the time. Did you link it with your Paypal?
     
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    I don't think that pre-paid cards, Paypal, and international purchases like each other that much.
     
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    Yep, I confirmed it any everything on the site. (Added my name, phone, address, etc for confirmation with purchasing) and added it to Paypal like I do whenever I buy a Prepaid card. Minecraft WILL NOT purchase tho.

    I don't think you can buy international products with a prepaid. :c
     
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    Member Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Maybe it has to do with Minecraft itself. If I remember right Notch doesn't accept USD...
     
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    Minecraft uses paypal now? When I bought it I had to use moneybookers.
     
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    This is bullshit. I've made plenty of overseas purchases using prepaid Visas/Mastercards through Paypal.

    Step 1) Add the card to your paypal account like any other credit card (make sure you have enough money loaded onto it though, Paypal takes like a dollar for each transaction).

    Step 2) Purchase.
     
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    Not sure if it has to check with the Minecraft servers during the transaction (Or at least at that point), but they're down ATM, so who knows, maybe that's why.
     

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