Legit dealers that take american express?

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Mar 5, 2013
  1. hisagishi
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    Yeah so I have been through a couple of the "official" dealers of supercard but it seems the ones I bothered to make an account for don't take american express cards. I would have preferred to buy it from RealHotStuff, but it seems they don't take it either.

    I guess I might be able to use a shop from china but waiting a month for shipping isn't really ideal :/

    I have tried
    RHS
    Modchipcentral
    Modchipdirect
    NDS-card
     
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    I posted that I tried them, yes.
     
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    I also posted I would rather not wait a month for shipping. Do you have anything US or nearer to the US that takes american express cards, reread my post for the ones I have already been to.
     
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    zhuzhuchina takes little over a week to ship to the US. I have bought from them several times in two different states and both times was little over a week. I actually don't use any US shops since most of them are actually based in China and may or may not have a place in the US, plus they often cost way more than the Chinese shops.
     
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    Never use your Credit Card for online purchases (unless buying from big companies such as Walmart or booking a hotel), use PayPal as primary, especially when buying from China. If they don't take paypal then don't risk it. There were things i wanted to buy which were sold from shady dealers and they only accepted Credit Cards, so i took a revolutionary approach when wanting objects. I learned to live without them!
     
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    Funny, because PayPal offers the least protection against online purchase. All credit cards offer protections against online fraud (chargeback), AMEX in particular is known for online protection. By using PayPal, 90% of the time you waive such protection because middle-man like PayPal is involved. When it comes to chargeback, PayPal does not want to deal with it, since penalty fee (to acquiring bank from PayPal's pocket) is involved in chargeback.

    Back to OP's question, I cannot think of a seller that takes AMEX, particularly because AMEX charges higher fee to accept AMEX credit card (about 1% higher than Visa, MC, and Discover).
     
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    Ouch, harsh. Thanks though. I'll check out a few more official sites. I was looking through zhuzhuchina and my god that site looks horrid in terms of website quality D:
     
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    The site may look like crap, but their service is amazing!
     
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    /sigh, I found absolutely nothing. I'm just gonna bug my parents for there card and buy it from RHS.
     
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    It's not so much about protection as it is about having your name, email, address, phone number in some random database which will freely distribute it to third parties.
    Most of you here i bet are on some Chinese database where they have your full name, address and other info which they sell it to other parties.
    Have fun.
     
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    And why should I care? Facebook and google have been doing this for YEARS.
     
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    Holy crap! Ok, i'm sorry.
    I don't have a facebook account either.
     
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    First I will probably have to open with people still use amex?

    Because every single one of us has a PO box (they have to ship the item to you after all) and an answering service (to say nothing about not all of them needing a phone number)?
     
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    I never buy things from shady places. That's the point. And if i have to use a CC, i buy a pre-paid gift card with cash (visa or amex) and go from there.
    These are some of the things that i do in an age where sales clerks ask for your phone number and address at the checkout line so they can put it in their "secure" Best Buy database.
     
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    Oho thats another interesting idea, Those prepaid visa cards... Do they take like say a bank account to use? I don't have a bank account so I can't use anything that requires one. I tried using those greendot cards once and they required paypal to be use IIRC. (which to be used outside of Ebay requires you to have a bank account)
     
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    No, you can buy one with cash at any mall in U.S.
     
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    hackyourconsole.com
    accepts all types of credit and debit cards, located in Miami, FL

    and the web site doesnt look like crap if that helps? lol
     

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