#1 Edited by rab2140 (1 posts) -

Live in the united kingdom and have been wanting a membership for a while but there is no accepted payment type for me. Any idea if GB intend on adding paypal or maestro card payment options ? I know paypal requires individual input etc but just wanted an update if there is any updates in this department . Thanks

#2 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1073 posts) -

It sucks man because Maestro Cards are the most worthless things on earth, actually ended up switching to banks that provided Visa Debit cards to get around the whole headache. Who still uses Maestro out of curiosity? I thought even Natwest jumped ship a lil while back.

#3 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

You should probably go with a bank that provides Visa. Maestro is shit everywhere, not just on this site.

#4 Edited by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

I switched banks when I realised how terrible Maestro is. I just use PayPal for Giant Bomb, though.

#5 Posted by cyberbloke (55 posts) -

I'm in the UK and used my Visa card. A Paypal account would also work.

Be aware that the $50 membership includes a $15 store voucher, which is pretty useless to us thanks the the postage costs.

#6 Edited by RonGalaxy (3168 posts) -

There's paypal membership options. One with a shirt one without. The membership without a shirt has some public coupon codes that take 15 dollars off (making it $35 plus tax). The codes can be found here. Some of the codes might not work, but keep trying ones until you find one that does. I got one to work a few weeks ago!

Edit: also, Rorie has to manually add your membership if you go through paypal, so it isn't instant. Once you do it, you can shoot him a PM to let him know you bought one. Alsox2: it may seem like there's no place to put a code, but there is. Its on the final page of the checkout where you're about to make your purchase (make sure you read everything carefully before you make your purchase).

#7 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@rab2140: I live in the UK and have never had problems? Also they totally do have a PayPal option.

#8 Posted by Wikitoups (819 posts) -

There's paypal membership options. One with a shirt one without. The membership without a shirt has some public coupon codes that take 15 dollars off (making it $35 plus tax). The codes can be found here. Some of the codes might not work, but keep trying ones until you find one that does. I got one to work a few weeks ago!

Edit: also, Rorie has to manually add your membership if you go through paypal, so it isn't instant. Once you do it, you can shoot him a PM to let him know you bought one. Alsox2: it may seem like there's no place to put a code, but there is. Its on the final page of the checkout where you're about to make your purchase (make sure you read everything carefully before you make your purchase).

I bought one with the no shirt and used a code on thursday. It got working for me the next day...just in time for unprofessional Fridays!

#9 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1587 posts) -

What the hell is a Maestro card?

#10 Posted by Unilad (561 posts) -

What the hell is giantbomb?

#11 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1073 posts) -

@bollard said:

@rab2140: I live in the UK and have never had problems? Also they totally do have a PayPal option.

I guess you don't use Maestro! No one on the internet takes Maestro!* It's like a Visa debit card but totally worthless outside of the highstreet

*slight exaggeration

#12 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -
#13 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1073 posts) -

@bollard said:

@yesiamaduck: Is it like a fake MasterCard?

Not a fake Master Card but I believe it's part of their brand. No one accepts it out of europe

#14 Edited by InsaneMatt (27 posts) -

I wasn't even aware that Maestro was still a "thing".

Anyway, as others have said GiantBomb do have a PayPal subscription option (but they have to manually activate you, so it's not instant). I, myself, have used the PayPal membership and membership via Visa without issue.

I think it's time you either look into getting a Credit Card or switching to a bank that gives you a Visa Debit Card.

#15 Edited by ChosenOne (204 posts) -

SInce you seem to have PayPal, you could also apply for one of their Debit MasterCards, it's pretty nifty.

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#16 Edited by markini6 (445 posts) -

One thing to be aware of: if, like my bank (Halifax) yours charges for international payments, it'll end up costing a little bit more as GB bill in dollars.

#17 Edited by Fallen189 (5006 posts) -

How can you live in the UK and not have a visa card?

#18 Posted by EthanML (455 posts) -

Yeah dude you've got to get yourself a Visa, even if you find a way to subscribe for now, most internet stuff won't accept Maestro either down the line.

#19 Edited by Yesiamaduck (1073 posts) -

@fallen189 said:

How can you live in the UK and not have a visa card?

HEY

When I got my first debit card it was a SOLO which was even less accepted than Maestro (Switch at the time) most places in the UK wouldn't take the thing.... bloody rubbish card!

Yeah man ditch the bank, get one that has a Visa option :)

#20 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1124 posts) -

I asked @rorie about half a year ago and he's still implementing a PayPal monthly sub into the system.

#21 Posted by Evan223 (91 posts) -

You can purchase prepaid Visa cards that are basically gift cards for everywhere that accepts visa. (I'm posting fom my iPad so not sure if this link will work http://www.visa.co.uk/products/visa-payments/visa-prepaid )

#22 Posted by Rorie (2900 posts) -

I asked @rorie about half a year ago and he's still implementing a PayPal monthly sub into the system.

Well, that's something we want to do, but we have to automate it and that will take some engineering time. I manually hook up every yearly Paypal membership at the moment so doing that for a bunch of monthly memberships would only slow everything down even more. Hopefully we can make it work at some point, as I know Paypal supports subscription stuff, but we have a lot of other stuff that we need to get done before we can tackle that.

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