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PayPal overseas

Postby Brah » Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:54 pm

I just tried making a payment from my SG PayPal account to a US Netflix account, it got rejected, they don't accept payment from an overseas PayPal account.

I tried setting up a US PayPal account, using the same browser I use for my SG PayPal account (which may have been the problem, some cookies from the SG account were recognized), it got rejected.

In both cases, my VPN was set to fluke me as a US connection.

I have an option to pay by credit card, but am holding off as I am not sure Netflix will accept an overseas credit card.

Any suggestions?
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Re: PayPal overseas

Postby Brah » Sat, 07 Feb 2015 1:58 am

These are the options I can think of:

SG PayPay > Netflix - doesn't work

SG Bank > US PayPal > Netflix - not sure if this works

SG Bank > SG PayPal > US PayPal > Netflix

SG credit card > Netflix - not sure if this works, don't want to try if it doesn't and flag my email account

US credit card > Netflix - would work but don't want to do this,have to pay that off with SGD all the time
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Re: PayPal overseas

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 07 Feb 2015 3:41 pm

Use a different browser, or your current one in private/incognito/porn mode while on the VPN to register a new account. They'll probably not let you tie it to an SG CC, and definitely not to an SG bank account.

The best thing I can think of to do is to pay for it with your AppleID (via an Apple subscription), and use your SG CC on the Apple account. Of course, the only way to set that up is through an iphone, ipad, or AppleTV. So if you don't own one of those you're SOL.

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Re: PayPal overseas

Postby Brah » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:28 am

Thanks for the advice on that, but I don't want to go through Apple or buy redundant products to get this, and don't think I actually need to.

Was hoping others can share how they pay their US/US Netflix accounts from here. A friend pays his UK Netflix using his SG PP, which didn't work for me, go figure....

I was able to, in a different browser, link my SG credit Card to US PP, but then it requested a link to a bank.

I have a US bank but don't want to pay from it. That may be a formality (I'm new to PP) and for them as a backup, if I can make the credit card the default payment method, then all good.

I didn't bother trying to link my SG bank as that might blacklist me.
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Re: PayPal overseas

Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:50 am

Brah wrote:I have a US bank but don't want to pay from it. That may be a formality (I'm new to PP) and for them as a backup, if I can make the credit card the default payment method, then all good.


You should be able to. You should test a small purchase first to see what they give you for the conversion rate. Paypal may try to convert the currency for you.

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Re: PayPal overseas

Postby QueensG » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:45 am

Do you know exactly what the problem is? I've gotten a ton of problems using PayPal/Neteller/Skrill online and VISA/Mastercard physically in Singapore after the Remote Gambling Act was set in place this week. It's just ridiculous.


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