No credit card - buy online?

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  1. Tom9171 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I currently don't have a credit card due to having to change banks. I am right in thinking that the online Apple Store won't allow a debit card?

    I'm in Canada and my nearest Apple Store is 5 hours away and I'd really like to pre-order on Friday.

    Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. tgi macrumors 65816

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    You can make purchases online using a debit card. It's not recommended in the US due to fraud liability.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    You can use your debit card online.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    If the debit card has a Visa/Master Card logo you should be ok.
     
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  6. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    You can use cash to buy a visa gift card. To use a gift card online, you would then need to register the gift card with your address. Then use the same address when purchasing the watch online.
     
  7. Tom9171, Apr 7, 2015
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    Tom9171 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure you can't use a debit card in the Canadain Online Apple Store so I guess this wouldn't work either.

    I'll work it out!
     
  8. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    A visa gift card is a credit card, not a debit card
     
  9. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    A Visa or Mastercard Debit Card should work just fine. I'm using my Visa Prepaid card for instance.
     
  10. Esexx macrumors 6502

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    Thanks...your post reminded me to notify my bank that I will be making an online purchase over 1K.

     
  11. Mythicstatus2 macrumors regular

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    No credit card - buy online?


    I have to do that too. Although Scotia bank told me I have to do it after midnight on Friday since they can only lift the limit for 24 hrs.

    Op: Most Canadian banks have visa debit. I have used it before with Apple and it works. You can also get a prepaid credit card. I know scotiabank has one.
     

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