1. j7469's Avatar
    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.

    Thanks for the help.
    11-27-2009 09:33 PM
  2. Cory Streater's Avatar
    If you have a Visa, use that. AMEX cards won't work for purchases that have foreign currency.
    11-27-2009 09:57 PM
  3. gamecocks524's Avatar
    Im using a visa and it wont let me buy any apps that are foreign currency
    11-29-2009 11:12 PM
  4. squarecat's Avatar
    My solution was to add a card on the phone that was already my default online.
    12-24-2009 02:38 PM
  5. Hardcase's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2010 07:18 PM
  6. Flyguide83's Avatar
    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...
    01-04-2010 07:26 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2010 07:50 PM
  8. Hardcase's Avatar
    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!
    01-04-2010 08:13 PM
  9. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Yeah I totally agree with everything you said, and my employer has the same requirements making it difficult to expense these types of programs.
    01-04-2010 08:22 PM
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