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A good day,

I'd like to get my Premium via PayPal, but the problem there is that the bank doesn't want to extend a Credit Card to me because of some reasons.

As such, whenever I want to pay via PayPal, I do a direct payment from my bank to it, or just let Paypal write it off.
But now, when I try to get Premium, it immediately asks for me to add a Credit Card.

Is there any other way to do it via PayPal?
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Dylanf3 wrote:

I'd like to get my Premium via PayPal, but the problem there is that the bank doesn't want to extend a Credit Card to me because of some reasons.

As such, whenever I want to pay via PayPal, I do a direct payment from my bank to it, or just let Paypal write it off.
But now, when I try to get Premium, it immediately asks for me to add a Credit Card.

Can you get a debit card from your bank? If so, that will work as a credit card with PayPal, despite the fact the money comes out of the same account.

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Dylanf3 wrote:

A good day,

I'd like to get my Premium via PayPal, but the problem there is that the bank doesn't want to extend a Credit Card to me because of some reasons.

As such, whenever I want to pay via PayPal, I do a direct payment from my bank to it, or just let Paypal write it off.
But now, when I try to get Premium, it immediately asks for me to add a Credit Card.

Is there any other way to do it via PayPal?


If I understand correctly, since you don't have a credit card, you want to use PayPal to pay for Premium, so through PayPal it'll auto-charge your bank account. It is not completely clear if CR is only giving the option of payment with a credit card, or is it PayPal asking for a credit card.

It has been a long time since I did my original Premium subscription, but there should be a button when signing up to use PayPal as the payment method instead of credit, unless for some reason due to your location PayPal is an unavailable form of payment.

Though if you do what TheAncientOne suggested and you're able to get a debit card from your bank, you could just skip PayPal and pay with the debit card as credit.
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Well, quite simply said, normally when I pay via PayPal, it instantly goes to the payment screen, but whenever I try it via CR, my PayPal doesn't give me the option and immediately forces me to enter a credit-card.

As for a Debit card, those are not supported where I live, only Credit Cards, and due to me taking a student loan, they won't give me a Credit Card, so ultimately there's no way for me to get Premium.
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Dylanf3 wrote:

Well, quite simply said, normally when I pay via PayPal, it instantly goes to the payment screen, but whenever I try it via CR, my PayPal doesn't give me the option and immediately forces me to enter a credit-card.

As for a Debit card, those are not supported where I live, only Credit Cards, and due to me taking a student loan, they won't give me a Credit Card, so ultimately there's no way for me to get Premium.


Odd. My next suggestion would be to buy a prepaid card like Green Dot or Vanilla. Or sign up for the AMEX backed Serve card which you can load with your checking account. Both involve fees, not as much with Serve. These options may only be available if you're in the US, but you might have similar options to your locale.

Maybe try buying a gift subscription in the store and see if the PayPal option works there.
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kastzy wrote:

Odd. My next suggestion would be to buy a prepaid card like Green Dot or Vanilla. Or sign up for the AMEX backed Serve card which you can load with your checking account. Both involve fees, not as much with Serve. These options may only be available if you're in the US, but you might have similar options to your locale.


Kind of want to test out that prepaid card option for a while now- kept on forgetting.

The way I figured it is this.

Method Outline:
- Sign up for a Google account.
- Continue to GoogleWallet.
- By phone or web, register your prepaid/gift card to your zip code to make online purchases.
- Input your prepaid/gift card to your GoogleWallet account: name of the card usually "Vanilla One" or the name on it, the 12 digit code, the verification code on the back, the expiration date, and maybe your address.
- Earn CRBucks by using GoogleCheckout here http://www.crunchyroll.com/earn_cr_bucks.
- Choose the plan you want to buy and then get the membership.

When I get around in doing this, I'll write a full tutorial for our friends who doesn't have a card to play with.
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zendude wrote:


Kind of want to test out that prepaid card option for a while now- kept on forgetting.

The way I figured it is this.

Method Outline:
- Sign up for a Google account.
- Continue to GoogleWallet.
- By phone or web, register your prepaid/gift card to your zip code to make online purchases.
- Input your prepaid/gift card to your GoogleWallet account: name of the card usually "Vanilla One" or the name on it, the 12 digit code, the verification code on the back, the expiration date, and maybe your address.
- Earn CRBucks by using GoogleCheckout here http://www.crunchyroll.com/earn_cr_bucks.
- Choose the plan you want to buy and then get the membership.

When I get around in doing this, I'll write a full tutorial for our friends who doesn't have a card to play with.


Unless they're getting a bonus or something earning CRBucks by paying with Google Wallet, I'm not sure I understand why the extra step when they could just use the prepaid card directly as a credit card on CR.
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Posted 1/28/14

kastzy wrote:

Unless they're getting a bonus or something earning CRBucks by paying with Google Wallet, I'm not sure I understand why the extra step when they could just use the prepaid card directly as a credit card on CR.


The reason why I thought of that there is because I read from a mod that there's a discrepancy with crunchyroll accepting pre-paid cards with multiple users in the past asking on the "Help!" section if it's possible to use one to get a subcription.

Though, in the past, crunchyroll accepted snail mail payments as well, but I guess that that is long scrapped.
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Posted 1/28/14

zendude wrote:


kastzy wrote:

Unless they're getting a bonus or something earning CRBucks by paying with Google Wallet, I'm not sure I understand why the extra step when they could just use the prepaid card directly as a credit card on CR.


The reason why I thought of that there is because I read from a mod that there's a discrepancy with crunchyroll accepting pre-paid cards with multiple users in the past asking on the "Help!" section if it's possible to use one to get a subcription.

Though, in the past, crunchyroll accepted snail mail payments as well, but I guess that that is long scrapped.


Oh I didn't know there was an issue with prepaid cards. Probably shouldn't be recommending it then.

When I was looking through the payment FAQs, it does mention snail mail payments a couple times. I remember when I used to pay for my LiveJournal account via mail.
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Posted 1/28/14

kastzy wrote:

When I was looking through the payment FAQs, it does mention snail mail payments a couple times. I remember when I used to pay for my LiveJournal account via mail.


Scratch what I said about snail mail being axed. Just saw that it's still there.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/payment_choices?membership=anime_12

Don't know on how current that is, but it doesn't hurt to ask about it if that's the only a person can pay since other options aren't available.
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