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    Whenever I try to purchase an app where the the price is listed in British pounds, I always get an invalid credit card error message. But buying any app listed in US dollars is just fine. I have an AMEX stored in my google checkout if that matters.

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    If you have a Visa, use that. AMEX cards won't work for purchases that have foreign currency.
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    Im using a visa and it wont let me buy any apps that are foreign currency
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    My solution was to add a card on the phone that was already my default online.
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    Wow, thanks for the tip about American Express. I was about ready to chuck the whole thing in the trash. Darn frustrating. I tried many, many times to use an Amex and it wouldn't take it. My Visa worked. What is the story behind Amex not working on accounts with foreign currency charges? I use primarily use an Amex for work and home.
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    Go to the website and make sure there is only one billing address listed... Mine did this and there were two listed.. Deleted one and good to go..Same thing for Amazon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcase View Post
    Wow, thanks for the tip about American Express. I was about ready to chuck the whole thing in the trash. Darn frustrating. I tried many, many times to use an Amex and it wouldn't take it. My Visa worked. What is the story behind Amex not working on accounts with foreign currency charges? I use primarily use an Amex for work and home.
    I don't know, but I almost pulled my hair out trying to figure it out when I first got my phone. I found a post in the Google groups forums saying that Amex didn't work for foreign currency transactions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8notime View Post
    I don't know, but I almost pulled my hair out trying to figure it out when I first got my phone. I found a post in the Google groups forums saying that Amex didn't work for foreign currency transactions.
    Thanks for the reply! I found the same post later and used a Visa to complete the transaction. It worked. It seems this is a fairly annoying flaw in Google Checkout. There are a lot of programs with Euros listed. Fortunately, I had a backup Visa. But, this was a program for work and I would normally prefer to use my work Amex.

    On a side note, it would be nice if the Market would convert currency to US at checkout (based on one's country preferences). It didn't even convert the amount in the confirmation e-mail, still listed Euros. I'm all for the Europeans having a common currency, but my employer wants to know how much they are spending in dollars!
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    Yeah I totally agree with everything you said, and my employer has the same requirements making it difficult to expense these types of programs.

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