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Paying for TSO wthout a Credit Card

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I dont have a Credit Card (like many others I'm sure)

    I have 2 accounts - on one I have my sisters CC set up to take automatic payments - all great [​IMG]

    On my second account, I'm told that I cant have the same CC so I used to pay by purchasing time cards - Now I cant even find time cards in the EA.store website! Don't know if anyone can point me in the right direction :)

    So my sub ran out on friday Maint - I pay the only othe rway I can - by PayPal (please allow upto 24 hours) Im still waiting for my code.

    I've lost 3 days :-( (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and its now coming up for Maint on Monday and STILL NO CODE.

    Help
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Also - while I'm here....

    Why is it advertised at US$9.99 per month when I pay $13.99??
     
  3. Gee...i have no idea...I pay for 3 accounts with same credit card info
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Also - while I'm here....

    Why is it advertised at US$9.99 per month when I pay $13.99??

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Ask AJ or Polly or something.
    It's a European thing. Some silly tax thing you have to pay. EA doesn't get that money if I'm not incorrect.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Actually you CAN use the same credit card to pay for mutiple accounts if you want to. There is nothing wrong or illegal or against the rules to use the same credit card. Save your money and don't use paypal especially when you don't have to.

    Someone gave you bad information about the credit card not being able to be used more then once.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Actually you CAN use the same credit card to pay for mutiple accounts if you want to. There is nothing wrong or illegal or against the rules to use the same credit card. Save your money and don't use paypal especially when you don't have to.

    Someone gave you bad information about the credit card not being able to be used more then once.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah I'm pretty sure the emails to register had to be unique.... both of my accounts are on the same CC (I think). I should have responded to that originally [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I dont have a Credit Card (like many others I'm sure)
    .......
    So my sub ran out on friday Maint - I pay the only othe rway I can - by PayPal (please allow upto 24 hours) Im still waiting for my code.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Same here, I don't have a credit card, so I pay via Paypal. I was told from customer support it actually 'may take up to 72 hours to process'. I paid Thursday Nov 27 (still had 3-4 days left on my trial), and still they haven't upgraded it to a paid subscription.

    I understand about office hours for customer support and all that, and I'm trying to not lose my patience.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    It's a European thing. Some silly tax thing you have to pay. EA doesn't get that money if I'm not incorrect.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It's the VAT = Value Added Tax

    EA is charged the tax and passes the cost on to its customers. Remember this whenever a pol says "we're going to tax the corporations!" What they are really saying is "we're going to tax YOU but make the corportations act as middlemen so you will hate them instead of us."
     
  9. names

    names Guest

    just a thought


    I'm UK too, I pay via credit cards and I believe that the problem is in the conversion rates and bank charges,,since the beginning of going online I have paid £7.99, this price has never changed.

    Whether at that time POUND v DOLLAR rates were set by ea games as to what charge against my account to be per month.

    as looking at the conversion rates today it shows the difference

    $9.99 = £4.8389 &lt; or &gt; £7.99 = $16.49

    for some reason we have always seem to be screwed this way.

    The same rule of conversion applies in other games
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    just a thought


    I'm UK too, I pay via credit cards and I believe that the problem is in the conversion rates and bank charges,,since the beginning of going online I have paid £7.99, this price has never changed.

    Whether at that time POUND v DOLLAR rates were set by ea games as to what charge against my account to be per month.

    as looking at the conversion rates today it shows the difference

    $9.99 = £4.8389 &lt; or &gt; £7.99 = $16.49

    for some reason we have always seem to be screwed this way.

    The same rule of conversion applies in other games

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes the account that is paid by CC is charged £7.99. Just wondering how this figure is reached (it's bugging me now) is this supposed to be the £ equivalent of $9.99 + VAT (currently 17.5%) [​IMG]

    I think I may have to contact Cust Support to see what the 'official line' is

    Still NO CODE from my Paypoo (typo intended) payment Friday [​IMG]
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Again why bother with paypal and pay more when it is NOT needed. Just use the same credit card to pay for the second account. I have 4 all on the same credit card, same email, same addresss everything is the same nothing different.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Again why bother with paypal and pay more when it is NOT needed. Just use the same credit card to pay for the second account. I have 4 all on the same credit card, same email, same addresss everything is the same nothing different.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I'd RATHER pay by paypal, it is an offered method of payment and is my preferred method of payment then the money comes straight form MY account rather then me having to pay my sister back.

    Also it doesn't cost any more than the £7.99 that comes off of her card, in fact it's usually *very* slightly less.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I use paypal regularly and hon the problem could be with paypal itself... you should contact them it may not even be sims online thats holding up your subscription. Paypal wont release funds to Sims online till it has the money out of your account and in their hands ..... had an instance where a payment was sent to me and took over a month to get into my account almost 2 months and no one at paypal could tell me why... so invistage whats going on with the money with paypal first before you get angry with Ea or Sims online
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok well since you were asking why paypal was $13.99 vs. $9.99 it seemed like it was a more expensive method for you, I guess it isn't.

    As for game time codes they have always been offered here - http://www.tsogamecode.com/store/index.asp

    As far as the code the billing dept of EA isn't there on the weekends so i am assuming since it is barely 9:30am where they are located that you *should* hear from them today, but that is just my opinion. It's not a paypal problem since you have paid by what you say. It's now up to EA to confirm/verify it and send your game registration code?
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've got 3 accounts all registered to the same visa debit card (I'm also in the UK) and like Names, I've been paying £7.99 a month since the beginning of time regardless of the current US dollar to pound exchange rates.

    You could try using your regular bank card (assuming you have one) especially if its a visa debit card, as I think many are now.

    Polly
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I've got 3 accounts all registered to the same visa debit card (I'm also in the UK) and like Names, I've been paying £7.99 a month since the beginning of time regardless of the current US dollar to pound exchange rates.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't want to think how much money EA have stolen from us over the years by refusing to let the credit card company do the exchange instead of a fixed monthly UK price.

    £2 a month x $2:1 exchange rate x 48 months ... about $200 per account.

    aj
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I've got 3 accounts all registered to the same visa debit card (I'm also in the UK) and like Names, I've been paying £7.99 a month since the beginning of time regardless of the current US dollar to pound exchange rates.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't want to think how much money EA have stolen from us over the years by refusing to let the credit card company do the exchange instead of a fixed monthly UK price.

    £2 a month x $2:1 exchange rate x 48 months ... about $200 per account.

    aj

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Stealing would mean you gave the money over unwillingly, that they took it from you without consent. You opted to subscribe and for that amount, which means you willingly gave the money.

    That sort of implication is a bit harsh, don't you think?
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I've got 3 accounts all registered to the same visa debit card (I'm also in the UK) and like Names, I've been paying £7.99 a month since the beginning of time regardless of the current US dollar to pound exchange rates.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't want to think how much money EA have stolen from us over the years by refusing to let the credit card company do the exchange instead of a fixed monthly UK price.

    £2 a month x $2:1 exchange rate x 48 months ... about $200 per account.

    aj

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You could have chosen to stop paying at any time over the years AJ, the fact that you made the decision to continue to pay for your accounts at the rate you were paying despite the exchange rate means you gave your money willingly, nobody stole anything from you, nor did they force you to continue subscribing.

    But this thread isn't about you, its about someone asking for advice on how to play without using a credit card.

    Polly
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Stealing would mean you gave the money over unwillingly, that they took it from you without consent. You opted to subscribe and for that amount, which means you willingly gave the money.

    That sort of implication is a bit harsh, don't you think?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If we in the UK are being charged far more than US residents, for no good reason (I accept the VAT - even though I don't like it) then I would say we have every reason to be upset.

    The US dollar wasn't so worthless when I started playing TSO, so the gap has increased over the years and EA seemingly haven't updated what non-US residents are supposed to pay.

    Maybe they just didn't realise... which is fine, I am happy to accept a refund and a simple apology.

    aj
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Stealing would mean you gave the money over unwillingly, that they took it from you without consent. You opted to subscribe and for that amount, which means you willingly gave the money.

    That sort of implication is a bit harsh, don't you think?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If we in the UK are being charged far more than US residents, for no good reason (I accept the VAT - even though I don't like it) then I would say we have every reason to be upset.

    The US dollar wasn't so worthless when I started playing TSO, so the gap has increased over the years and EA seemingly haven't updated what non-US residents are supposed to pay.

    Maybe they just didn't realise... which is fine, I am happy to accept a refund and a simple apology.

    aj

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hold your breathe, maybe you will get what you ask for.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Stealing would mean you gave the money over unwillingly, that they took it from you without consent. You opted to subscribe and for that amount, which means you willingly gave the money.

    That sort of implication is a bit harsh, don't you think?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If we in the UK are being charged far more than US residents, for no good reason (I accept the VAT - even though I don't like it) then I would say we have every reason to be upset.

    The US dollar wasn't so worthless when I started playing TSO, so the gap has increased over the years and EA seemingly haven't updated what non-US residents are supposed to pay.

    Maybe they just didn't realise... which is fine, I am happy to accept a refund and a simple apology.

    aj

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hold your breathe, maybe you will get what you ask for.
    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I find myself in the unusual position of agreeing with aj - I see no reason, be it economical, legal, or moral for EA not to make adjustments allowing for the exchange rate.
    Yeah, I know - it's not going to happen, but it's a matter of principle.
     
  22. pixelmaxiod

    pixelmaxiod Guest

    So i dont have a credit card how am i supose to pay i dont really get the paying system im sort of new. . .
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    So i dont have a credit card how am i supose to pay i dont really get the paying system im sort of new. . .

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You can do as others suggested w/ paypal and whatnot, but honestly every pharmacy type store sells those pay as you go credit cards... I think this is the simplest way. You can add money to them at the location where you purchased them, I believe.
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've been looking into these 'pre paid' credit cards...... Do you research before you chose one [​IMG]


    Unfortuantely - I bank with NatWest who's cards are now Maestro only, which EA (amongst many other online companies) don't accept LOL



    I think I will stick to buying the the game time cards as its US$29.99 for 90 days OR paying by Paypal......

    22/10/07 US$ 13.99 to [email protected]
    Currency Conversion: £7.00 GBP = $13.99 USD
    The exchange rate for this purchase is 1 GBP = 1.99859USD

    30/11/07 $13.99 to [email protected]
    Currency Conversion: £6.95 GBP = $13.99 USD
    The exchange rate for this purchase is 1 GBP = 2.01553USD

    Roughly £1 cheaper than paying by CC [​IMG]

    Just have ro remember to pay it about a week before its due to expire.
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    but honestly every pharmacy type store sells those pay as you go credit cards

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Not in the UK....

    aj
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    if u pay using the 90 day gamecode you should get an email remninder about 5-7 days before it expires.
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    but honestly every pharmacy type store sells those pay as you go credit cards

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Not in the UK....

    aj

    [/ QUOTE ]

    But the UK has you so that makes up for it &lt;3 [​IMG]
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Whatever I pay varies depending on the exchange rate, at one stage I paid about $20, but now it's only about 14.
     
  29. pixelmaxiod

    pixelmaxiod Guest

    How do you get a game code?
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    How do you get a game code?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Scroll up! ^
     
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