Any ones in particular ?Hi,
I recall that you can get one of these Visa/Mastercard prepaid cards that are able to be topped up online.
They are issued by U.S. Company - so are then accepted by U.S. based vendors.
The reason they don't like your UAE card is simply fraud prevention.
If Amazon ships the item directly then I definitely go for it. I only use shop & ship with the items that doesn't ship internationally.The thing that irks me about Shop & Ship is the fact that you already pay them for an account + a pro-rated shipping cost. I'm not expecting anything to be free, but I have found that having items shipped directly by Amazon is not only quicker than using 3rd parties, but sometimes cheaper (even if I save a few AED here and there).
Also while I do find it difficult to buy some items here, knowing how much of a fraction of the price they would be in the states, I have to say buying clothes is just a bit risky, not to mention if you need to do a return.
you missed my point, I do have both visa and mastercard credit cards from HSBC, and they are not accepted in all US online stores.At first glance, I thought you were into the amazon arbitrage thing, but realized you might be talking about personal purchases.
Anyway, you need a credit card from your local bank here to shop online. Debit cards, prepaid cards and other types of cards don't usually work online, unless on very rare occasions. (don't waste your time trying this type of card or that type of card.. I wasted time trying many a few years back, to no avail).
Get a regular Masters or Visa C.C. from your local bank and use it to pay for stuff online. You can also link it to your Paypal account.
If someone else can chime in and provide more information, it's appreciated.
Then something is wrong with your cards (or there's an issue with the page accepting payment). I use cards from HSBC and ADCB. Work fine.you missed my point, I do have both visa and mastercard credit cards from HSBC, and they are not accepted in all US online stores.
The cards are fine, I get an email back after placing the order that they only accept USA issued credit cards, apparently we shop from different places.Then something is wrong with your cards (or there's an issue with the page accepting payment). I use cards from HSBC and ADCB. Work fine.