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Old 03-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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How to get Amazon to take paypal.

I found this new site that takes Paypal and sells gift cards to Amazon, B&N, and Borders. It seems you get the gift cards code in an e-mail right away. So you can buy an Amazon gift card code with your Paypal account and then turn around and put your new code into Amazon and buy whatever you need. Looks like a good workaround to me.

The site is: http://instantgiftcards.net
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Has anyone used this place or had luck with it? I've never heard of it, not sure if it's legitimate or not.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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I'm obviously missing something here. Why would I want to use PayPal rather than my usual credit card?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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I'm obviously missing something here. Why would I want to use PayPal rather than my usual credit card?
PayPal is a terrible company with terrible business practices. I don't know why I would go out of my way to use a PayPal account if I could much more easily use a credit or debit card.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:25 PM   #5
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Is this for buying ebooks? Because I know that amazon doesn't let you use your checking account to buy ebooks or amazon gift cards. If paypal allowed you to do this then I could see this as a cool little service.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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They don't terrify me; I simply see no reason to want to use them to buy from Amazon.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #7
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Has anyone used this place or had luck with it? I've never heard of it, not sure if it's legitimate or not.
I can vouch for the site, it is my site and it is legit.

In regards to HarryT and pietrocrazy some people do not have credit cards, but do have Paypal, and if you need to use your credit or debit card you can. Paypal gives you the option to just buy the product with you debit or credit card just like any other stores checkout system.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #8
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Amazon can't check your billing address when you aren't using a creditcard. Can you envision a scenario where this might be an advantage?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #9
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Is this for buying ebooks? Because I know that amazon doesn't let you use your checking account to buy ebooks or amazon gift cards. If paypal allowed you to do this then I could see this as a cool little service.
I always use my checking account to buy my ebooks, or at least the debit card associated with it. Are there checking accounts around that don't have debit cards? I have never heard of that.

I've never had any problems with Paypal and I've been using them for nearly a decade but wouldn't bother where I can just use a debit or credit card.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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The more interesting question at least for me is, do paypal links in the back of a kindle book work through the Kindle webbrowser?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #11
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I can vouch for the site, it is my site and it is legit.

In regards to HarryT and pietrocrazy some people do not have credit cards, but do have Paypal, and if you need to use your credit or debit card you can. Paypal gives you the option to just buy the product with you debit or credit card just like any other stores checkout system.
I know some people don't have a credit card, but there's no reason to not have a debit card. If you get an account with a real bank or credit unions, you get all the protections of a real bank and a real debit card. PayPal essentially acts like a bank that is not subject to bank regulations, so you get none of the same legal protections.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #12
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I know some people don't have a credit card, but there's no reason to not have a debit card. If you get an account with a real bank or credit unions, you get all the protections of a real bank and a real debit card. PayPal essentially acts like a bank that is not subject to bank regulations, so you get none of the same legal protections.
I use PayPal for transactions with online companies I'm not familiar with, so I don't have to give out my credit card number.

I do not have a debit card. I specifically turned down the option from my bank. I can easily imagine myself repeatedly being overdrawn because I'd forget to keep a tally of purchases.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:16 PM   #13
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I know some people don't have a credit card, but there's no reason to not have a debit card.
Probably not, but Amazon wouldn't be able to make sense of my European one.

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Actually, it's got a banking license in the EU. Unlike most American banks it's happy to deal with foreigners, too. If you're an American doing business with other Americans you probably don't need it, I'll grant you that.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #14
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Some countries do not have debit cards either (Hong Kong being one) so sometimes PayPal is a godsend to be honest.
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Probably not, but Amazon wouldn't be able to make sense of my European one.



Actually, it's got a banking license in the EU. Unlike most American banks it's happy to deal with foreigners, too. If you're an American doing business with other Americans you probably don't need it, I'll grant you that.
Ok, you make a good point, I relent.
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