F**cking eShop.

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  1. Ron
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    I updated my goddamn 3DS and tried to buy SMT4 today. I had enough funds in my account, $50. Then the fucking 13% tax. I ended up being $6 short, so I tried using my Visa debit. Turns out, fucking Nintendo doesn't accept Canadian Visa debit. I even tried changing my province to Alberta, which has 5% tax. I ended up being TWO FUCKING DOLLARS SHORT

    So now I have $50 in my eShop account, I can't get the $30 bonus for Fire Emblem and SMT4, can no longer use a Gateway if I ever wanted to, and wasted an hour of my life on hold with my bank and Nintendo.

    I don't know, I just need to rant a bit about this.. ugh.
     
  2. pasc

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    I always use my virtual Master/Visa called Wirecard.
    Easily accepted and can't be overdebited.

    Worked like a charm for me.
     
  3. nukeboy95

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    just switch your zip code to one that does not have tax
     
  4. calmwaters

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    I'm sorry to hear that; have you been able to get it with pasc' information? Anyway, you can add stuff like this to the list of cons for physical vs. digital. There're never hidden fees when buying a physical copy of a video game... I think.
     
  5. Ron
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    Every province and territory in Canada has tax.
     
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    Nintendo got another
     
  7. nukeboy95

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    cant change it to state's zip?
     
  8. Ron
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    You can't use Canadian eShop cards in the US. If I change my country to US, they reset the balance I think.
     
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    Everyone else does too for some reason...
     
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  12. GameWinner

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    eShop charges tax? Never used it so I didn't know.
    PSN doesn't...
     
  13. Ron
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    Its pretty retarded if you use the prepaids, since you get taxed twice. Once for the card, another time for the purchase.
     
  14. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    That bit is not Nintendo's fault. You chose to update.
     
  15. Ron
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    I chose to update in order to purchase a game, for a promotion, that I cannot access, because I am unable to purchase said game.

    It's not that it's Nintendo's fault that I updated, it's Nintendo's fault that I updated for no reason. Yes, I chose to update my system, but had I known that they don't accept Visa debit, I wouldn't have updated.
     
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    Debit cards in Canada are basically useless. Credit card or bust.
     
  17. Ammako

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    You could have known that before updating if you did your research beforehand.
     
  18. Ron
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    Perhaps so, but I don't tend to search up whether a merchant accepts a widespread type of card before making a purchase. Visa debits are not rare, and it's worked everytime I've used it, except this.
     
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    Well mine does work but its an European card.
     
  20. Ron
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    I managed to borrow a friend's old prepaid, so I got it in the end. Now I have to wait for the survey to appear on my Club Nintendo account..