|No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||philgibbs90||7/23/09 3:10 PM|
"As of 27th July, Maestro cards will no longer be accepted as a payment method by Google Checkout."
Why on earth? Google, at least give us a reason as to why this is the case, instead of leaving us all in the dark from the email you sent out. For many people I'm sure, Maestro is the only debit or credit card people may have.
What's even more confusing is how Solo cards are still listed as acceptable forms of payment in the UK. Solo cards are regularly given to under-18s, and as such are not accepted in many high-street retailers for example, which is an example of why Maestro is highly preferable over Solo to most people. Also, Maestro is owned by Mastercard, so why does Mastercard remain as a form of payment whilst Maestro does not?
An explanation, someone, please?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||tim124||7/23/09 4:12 PM|
Maestro and Solo are very different systems. For a solo transaction to be authorised, funds have to be available. I dont think this is always true with Maestro.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Smithxxx||7/24/09 1:05 AM|
Just wanted to say thank you for the warning google.
It seems madness to restrict the online payment option a customer has available
especially in these hard times. Your not going to get loads of people
suddenly swapping their maestro cards for Mastercards. What will happen is
people will think twice before buying something with google checkout.
And go through a secure payment that offers debit card payments.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||SteveCameron||7/24/09 1:25 AM|
Maestro cards will no longer be accepted as a payment method by Google Checkout- This seems like a very heavy handed approach by a provider that is no longer thinking about serving its customers. Clearly they have too larger share of the market and we need to find alternative providers
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||duke86||7/24/09 1:25 AM|
Out of personal choice I do not possess any credit cards and rely solely on my Maestro debit card for all transactions, online or out and about. Unless google have a plan to support a direct debit system like PayPal in the near future or reinstate the usage of Maestro cards then they can wave goodbye to my custom.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||rikg||7/24/09 1:39 AM|
I find this outrageous! I've used Google checkout many times for the past few years - it is my preferred method of payment on-line. I've loved this service since I signed up!
However, I have three debit cards, with two different banks - all maestro - and have no intention of getting a credit card!
Why, Google, are you doing this???
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||keteracel||7/24/09 2:14 AM|
I was looking at becoming a Merchant myself when Google MORE THAN DOUBLED THEIR CHARGES in May. Now that no-one will be able to buy anything using Google Checkout anyway, I'm going to have to do it!
So long Google. Thanks for the memories...
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||annm||7/24/09 2:35 AM|
I've just opened a merchant account, but I can't think anybody will use googlecheckout, paypal accept maestro cards. Personally, I don't have a credit card, only the normal Maestro. Do Google think that 90% of the population will change their banks to get a solo card just to use google ? Perhaps they just don't want UK business.
I won't use google checkout to buy in future, as I have no intention of getting a credit card just to use with them.
On this occasion Goggle has baddly judged it's UK marketplace.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||tim125||7/24/09 2:49 AM|
HSBC in the UK are slowly moving all their customers from maestro to visa. It looks like everybody is slowly falling out with maestro!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Dan Frydman||7/24/09 2:53 AM|
This is definitely a backward step and something that I think they may have to reverse.
Customers who just use Google Checkout are now asking us to implement PayPal, SagePay or even RBS WorldPay instead (or as well as) for their eCommerce sites.
It's a shame as Checkout promised to be a really elegant solution.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||MB_Crown||7/24/09 5:06 AM|
We are online sellers and have been pleased to use Google Checkout even with the reversal of policy regarding credits from Google Adwords, however we see this as a very bad move. Like most people responding to this question Maestro is the ONLY card we use for online purchases and have both business and personal cards. Limiting the options for buyers seems madness in these times of economic hardship. Thankfully we have other payment options in place.
I originally read this thread looking for an answer as to why this was happening, unfortunately all I can hear is a deafening silence from Google....
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||luis223||7/24/09 5:46 AM|
I too am in agreement with most and MB Crown.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||annm||7/24/09 5:47 AM|
I think you are right, why doesn't Google give an explanation. Like many people I'm not in love with paypal, but at the end of the day Google doesn't offer a viable alternative any longer. They are missing a trick here, and can't have done much market research before taking this action. Perhaps they will change their view when revenues fall.
I also have a problem in that my new site offers both paypal and Google, do I have warn people that Goggle doesn't accept Maestro. Otherwise, if people choose Google Checkout and go off to Google, only to find that they can't use their debit card, will they come back to my site and choose paypal, or will they be so fed up they just don't shop with me ? I don't know the process if a customer can't use a particular card so doesn't complete the sale, are they redirected back to my site or left in limbo ? I don't think they auto direct back to my site, unlike paypal.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||lollipop381||7/24/09 6:37 AM|
I am so surprised and disappointed to hear this. I have two cards one which is Maestro, I use this for all my online shopping and High Street purchases. After reading all the comments, I agree with the majority!! No way will I change my card to suite ..."what a cheek", they provide no logical explanation for the change and seem to assume everyone will just fall into place, I will go where Maestro is accepted. After all without customers the service becomes obsolete! Perhaps, when Goggle find a gaping hole in their pocket they will decide to do some mending!!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Neversoft||7/24/09 8:30 AM|
This seems like a very strange decision on Google's behalf, whilst I realise they're under no obligation to provide an explanation, it would be the right thing to do. Personally, I have ONE card and it's a Maestro. I won't be changing my card, I'll be changing how I make online purchases.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Vitani||7/24/09 9:00 AM|
This is because you need to enable 3D secure in order to continue accepting payments on this payment method. If you don't they are liable for big sum money fines.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Gordon J||7/24/09 9:09 AM|
It seems fairly obvious that Maestro is probably just an expensive card for the merchant to run with compared to Visa Debit and other credit cards; a fact almost certainly borne out by some banks stopping using them after the Switch rebrand. It could also be that there is unacceptably high levels of fraud with terms which favour the card issuers and payment processors rather than the merchant.
My suspicion therefore has to be that Google are either looking for lower transaction charges on these cards or the risk is too high in terms of fraudulent use and they're having to bear the cost and/or risk.
In effect, a few people saying "you'll lose me as a customer" makes no difference at all if they'll save a large amount by reducing fees and/or their exposure to fraud and the only way the cards will appear again will be because Mastercard want their cards back on the system and negotiate to make it happen.
I'd be fairly certain they're not simply discriminating against Maestro end-users and it comes down to fees and/or risk.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||paul.curren||7/24/09 9:17 AM|
I think Vitani has the answer. Maestro are mandating SecureCode. If Google don't use SecureCode then they get hit with a big fine.
Verified By Visa is still optional, hence you don't have to use it if you don't want to.
We take Visa, MasterCard and Maestro on both our Web and WAP sites. But because SecureCode (and Verified By Visa) doesn't work over WAP then we will have to drop Maestro. No amount of discussions with Maestro seems to have got through to them, but hey, we only turn over £100k/month so it's no big deal to them, right?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||tpuiatti||7/24/09 10:33 AM|
I too have noticed in parallel that HSBC have abandoned Maestro and my card has been replaced with a VISA debit. I sense an industry change is going on and Maestro could be by the wayside. I think Google is responding accordingly. Don't get too heated. They always know best :-)
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||mechman||7/25/09 1:51 PM|
Visa covers the purchaser as it involves the 3Dsecure payment, Maestro does not, this way BOTH the seller and purchaser are covered
3D secure (where you need to enter a pin) should be mandatory regardless of whatever card the customer has, this way it cuts down on fraud
I welcome any measure to protect the purchaser and seller alike
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||BGP||7/26/09 2:04 PM|
I imagine this has something to do with 3D secure, which is now mandatory for Maestro transactions, for anyone who sells online 3d secure is one of the most ill-conceived, poorly executed disasters ever.
We stopped accepting Maestro cards through our main payment gateway for this reason and it looks like google have done the same.
If you want to know why merchants hate 3d secure just search '3d secure conversion rate' and read click the top result.
To address the post above that suggests that 3d secure "protects the purchaser and seller alike", it doesn't.
1.) If your pc is compromised by malware then you are just as likely to have your 3d secure password stolen as you are to lose the rest of the card details. All it does is make YOU liable for any fraudulent transactions.
2.)As a merchant you are not protected against genuine card holders claiming that they have not received the goods.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||zztrax||7/27/09 6:20 AM|
whatever reason is behind this move information provided is not sufficient. in the light of so many customers using Maestro Google should provide more explanation for this move and what they plan as an alternative use for debit card payments for ones who do not want to get other card just because they want to make an odd payment with Google.
I shouldn't be reading through this forum to try to find explanation and advice if Google wants to maintain good customer relationship. Or they now so big corporate shark that they can ignore 'ordinary' people?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||craftman||7/27/09 7:19 AM|
I use Maestro exclusively - it's my ONLY card! I've never had a payment authorised without funds being available - quite the opposite. I will NOT use Google Checkout either to buy OR sell henceforth! This kind of behaviour, along with so much else in recent times on Google's part, has guaranteed that I will no longer be supporting them in any way whatsoever. It's a disgrace!!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||annm||7/27/09 11:11 AM|
I think the fact that two people have offered possible explanations, both confilicting with the other, proves what most people want, an explanation from Google, is the only solutions. It's silly if everyone puts their "tuppence worth" forward, and others disagree with them, we loose sight of the issue. Please Google, give an explanation.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||JessieB||7/29/09 4:42 PM|
We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback about our recent announcement. In light of the change to transaction processing requirements for Maestro cards, we are no longer in a position to support this card type on Google Checkout.
Please continue to share your perspective on the recent change -- we're listening, and we regularly review payment methods available on Google Checkout to ensure the best possible experience for both buyers and sellers. Users who make purchases from sellers in the U.K. will continue to have several payment options available to them including Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Solo cards.
Please feel free to update your help documentation or direct your customers to the appropriate Help Centre articles below:
- List of accepted payment methods:
- Instructions for adding or updating payment information credit/debit cards:
We apologise for any inconvenience this change may have caused. As always, thank you for using Google Checkout. We look forward to sharing more updates about new product features in the months to come.
The Google Checkout Team
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||badgaz||8/1/09 6:29 AM|
It's amazing how many obstacles are being thrown in the way of me buying things from the Android Market, do you not want my money?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Kevin-UK||8/3/09 12:33 AM|
We look forward to sharing more updates about new product features in the months to come.
does this mean we'll be getting the loyalty points programme at some point in the near future :)
It will save me from haivng to write and system uyp myself when I get the time
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||stratz||8/3/09 2:39 AM|
How come Google Checkout no longer accepts Maestro but you can still pay for Google Adwords using a Maesro???!!! This makes no sense at all. Many of my customers are now complaining about this.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||NigeC||8/7/09 2:35 AM|
Utterly reprehensible, lost my custom. Also, JesseB should be a politician with an evasive answer like that 4 posts back. . .
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||used_abused||8/7/09 6:59 AM|
i cant believe this at all... i have lost custom too... moving to pay pal!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||replicase||8/8/09 8:04 AM|
We're a small shop, and we decided to use Google for payments (primarily). I got an email from a customer asking for PayPal because Maestro is not available! Luckily I have PayPal as well, so we're going to redirect them to that.
Google: We need a complete solution when it comes to payment processing. Not bits and pieces. What change in processing requirements are you referring to? Please bring this back if at all possible.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||sssrpm||8/10/09 12:50 AM|
I find it really poor that as a merchant, I wasn't even emailed about this.
Instead I have to hear of of a customer.
Utterly useless, everyone uses maestro cards in the UK and so you are restricting the majority of transactions.
You need to find a solution for this urgently if you want to hold onto your merchants long-term.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Lanser||8/31/09 11:57 PM|
Going to add my tuppence worth just got my partner an Android based phone, we both use Maestro cards dont want credit cards and are not going to change bank so I am now not going to get myself one as well and wont be using google checkout again, rather give the crooks at paypal and Apple my money.
And curiously I went to cancel my checkout account and guess what get miraculously stuck in a loop
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||annm||9/4/09 5:38 AM|
If Google doesn't accept Maestro, perhaps the google checkout logos to be used by merchants need to be changed, out of the three buttons available, two have the maestro sign, not joined up thinking, do you need a project manager ?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Stechy||9/24/09 8:43 AM|
If Google, do not accept Maestro, Why is it that i have been charged twice for an order that was perchuaced with a maestro card, have no order number though and the company i was paying for have no record of my order??? (Which i ordered on the 23/09/2009)
Why is it that Google have no help line (as in a real person to talk to) ?
Any answers greatley accepted help me shed some light on this situation PLEASE
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||DavidPrager||10/15/09 10:06 AM|
I've just had to learn of this problem from one of our customers trying to use Google Checkout. I would have preferred to be made aware of such an important change directly from Google and shudder to think how much frustration or loss of business this might have caused.
The lack of Maestro is a real problem for us - we need a payment gateway that takes more forms of payment not fewer! We just can't have things complicated for users - Maestro is a perfectly valid from of payment in the UK and customers expect to be able to use it. This combined with the massive hike in charges means we're seriously going to have to look at alternative payment gateways.
I'm also concerned at the error message Google Checkout apparently gives Maestro users. It told our customer their card was an "invalid card" which resulted in them complaining to their bank. Clearly the card is not invalid, its just not taken by Google Checkout. The error message should clearly indicate that fact and ask them to use an alternative type - listing the supported payment types. The error message should be clear enough that our customer doesn't feel the need to run to the bank to sort out a non-existant problem! I sincerly hope you correct this as a matter of urgency. Better yet, re-instate the Maestro payment option!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||guy.burman||10/21/09 4:15 AM|
JessieB, you have thoroughly evaded the question...why, precisely, does Google Checkout no longer accept Maestro as a payment option? I regularly make purchases through 3Dsecure and have absolutely no problems so citing it's requirements is not a valid excuse.
Google checkout was a viable alternative to PayPal, but now comes a very weak second as PayPal still accept Maestro.
I am now unable to make purchases through what was a regular supplier of mine and will have to make my orders elsewhere. So it is Google's sole responsibility in not being able to adapt to the requirements of a major European debit card that my supplier has lost my custom.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||mechman||10/23/09 10:06 AM|
I am afraid that Google Checlout could not give a toss to be honest, it is too hard for them to intergrate the 3D secure into their system before the deadline in a month or so to protect the merchant and genuine card holder
If they can not do (or be bothered to do it) then what does that say about their general performance, I say "Pretty Bad" to be honest
I managed to intergrate 3D Secure into my cart to protect my goods and the genuine card holder, it looks like Google Checkout are taking the easy way out and that is not to comply with Visa & Mastercard security measures
Hell, they might as well advertise everyones card details online that places an order using Google Checkout as they will not comply with the 3D Secure security measures which is designed to protect the genuine cardholder
Best to go elsewhere to be honest, I left many months ago................... Just come back here every now and then to see how not to do it
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||mechman||10/23/09 10:09 AM|
I also noticed that a Google Checkout employee answered his/her own post to say that this topic has been answered and everyone is happy, I think not, it is to close this issue once and for all as Google Checkout do not like the comments made before and after this Google Checkout employee closed this thread
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||pcjc2||11/2/09 1:49 PM|
This kind of behaviour (lack of any proper communication or explanation) is the kind of rubbish I'd have expected from PayPal, not Google. Google must be really loosing the plot not to post a detailed explanation for their decision. Even if it is "we are bound by contract not to disclose....", that would be better than the evasiveness we've seen here.
I was really pleased to see Google checkout as an alternative to the evils of PayPal, but now I've got no choice.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||vgbear||11/5/09 12:02 PM|
I really dont like Paypal for a million and one reasons but google checkout is making it harder and harder for me. It is hard enough to try and get customers to use it instead of Paypal. Then this week I have had two people saying they could not make payment, Google never informed me about the Maestro change it is only a customer who has just told me they could not pay by debit card. So how much have I lost by people not being able to checkout.
Also they hiked there fees up to the same as Paypal without one being in the same market position or two offering the same kind of system. Checkout is still very primitive compated to Paypal, but it is beginning to look like I will have to go back.
Please google have a look at yourselves, you have the potential to really overtake Paypal but seem reluctant.I know hundreds of people who would use you if you were comparative.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||fendell||12/9/09 3:48 AM|
Message to my online retailer:
I have one card I use for shopping, and it happens to be a Maestro. Unfortunately after visiting your site via google, happy in the knowledge that I can easily pay for my goods using google checkout, I now find that my card is not good enough for google and can’t proceed with my purchase. Apparently google are no longer accepting Maestro! I suggest you take this up with google.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||holden1990||12/14/09 5:07 AM|
This is ridiculous! I don't have any credit cards as I dont use credit. I earn what I buy before I buy it. My only bank card is maestro. Now I cannot use google checkout at all. What a clever decision... NOT!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||mechman||12/15/09 9:58 AM|
Unfotunately there are some implimentations to do by mid January 2010 as Maestro payments have to go throught he 3D authentication process
It does look like Google Checkout can not be bothered to impliment this security upgrade
PayPal does offer this service (for free)
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||WillyGee||1/7/10 8:51 AM|
This is unbelievable. I've development and implimented my own 3D authenitcation with SagePay and HSBC on several site over the past two years.
How can an organisation with the resources to buy you tub not be able to sort this out.
i've just found myself recommending that a customer switches to PayPal for their entry level shop.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||scotia122||1/10/10 12:28 PM|
how do think i felt when i tried about three nights ago? i still have paypal ( yuk ) they owe me money from 3 years ago, it is about £28......I also was told by HSBC by letter that they are changing to visa, but when?.......paypal is attached to.....FEebay..........hurry up banks...hope all goes well for everyone..................from scotia122
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Bayden Rank||1/14/10 12:29 AM|
I ran into problems when trying to buy a large value item at Christmas. Now given up on my Google Checkout membership as I will not be dictated to as to which Bank I useor that I have to have/use a Credit Card.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||pbangle||1/17/10 12:03 PM|
Maestro (Debit) Cards account for one fifth (20%) of my sales and sellers have mailed me. As an adwords spender; I wondered why my conversions had dropped. In conclusion my site is loosing money and my Adwords campaign losing effectiveness.
I think the real reason behind this is that Maestro cards need, for compliance reasons, to utilize 3D secure - and to introduce this means the big two (VISA, MC) also have to the 'verified by Visa' and 'secured by Mastercard'.
In conclusion Google checkout has not added this security feature and it is harming sales. 6 months has passed.
If there is no resolution to this I for one will vote with my 'feet' and move to another supplier.
Perhaps if everyone VOTES this as helpful we might get the attention this thread deserves.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Darkflame||1/30/10 4:13 PM|
I will never, ever, ever EVER get myself a credit card.
I think its disgusting that Google, amongst many others, are slowly forcing us all to have them.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||tim125||1/31/10 5:04 AM|
Get a grip people! Google are not forcing anybody to get a credit card.
Forgetting the fact that they don't support Maestro and it will lose them business.....
Most UK banks are moving over to Visa debit cards. I've had mine for 18 months and it certainly isn't a credit card.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||StevePaine||1/31/10 12:49 PM|
I can no longer use Google Checkout - what a shame. At the very least, some effort should have been made to provide alternative means of payment. This was a very unhelpful move by Google.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||bernardstef||4/4/10 12:47 AM|
Oh great .. Thanks Google. I can't buy credit to my Google talk account with my Maestro. Nice !
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||schoie2011||4/26/11 5:23 AM|
I dont see everyones problem when you can get a PrePaid Credit Card (Mastercard) for FREE!!! best thing ever invented! ;o)
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Kimmiebobs||9/17/11 8:33 AM|
I was just about to purchase my first app from the Android Market and then my dreams were crushed because Google Checkout doesn't accept Maestro??!! Come on Google!! So now I can't use my android phone to its max now as I can't buy apps from the market only download the free ones. Google this is ridiculous!!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||ikthius||10/6/11 2:11 AM|
so bad google.......
you are turning away many people. I might now think about Apple as my next phone.
I don't have or want a Credit Card and I got my debit card from my Bank (Maestro card)... so it is easier to change a phone than it is a bank account.
Please sort it out and let people with Maestro cards pay for things they want and potnetially stay with google - remember google, you need the customers to keep you business alive. If you turn away people from one aspect of your business, they will also leave your other parts of your business
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||ikthius||12/3/11 6:22 AM|
does android market accept ukash?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Android18||12/13/11 1:06 PM|
Just went to buy apps from the android store about £5 worth and as they dont accept maestro card am unable too so just lost business. Also was planning on buying the asus prime when it hits uk stores, but seeing as I wont be able to buy apps for it as I only have a maestro card so they have potentially lost out on their cut from me buying a £550 tablet. I hope someone from google or the android market reads this and sees what a silly idea it is not to accept maestro cards. I have been buying from the internet for years and have never encountered a problem with paying for goods with a maestro card. Dare I say I may have to get the ipad 2 instead ???. Last point at least accept paypal instead would make life far easier.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||SouIAssassin||1/22/12 2:22 AM|
for now i cannot make a google merchent account as i have a mestro can looks like i need to switch bank account before i can this just makes it more work for your customers Google
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||KareBox||6/17/12 4:20 PM|
Just Bought an S3 on pay as you. I only have a maestro card and can't buy any apps. Its a joke.
Why can't you have maestro? Paypal lets me use it.
Why can't you even just let us buy apps with paypal if your not willing to support maestro cards?
Its massively stupid. Going to put my phone on eBay and get an iphone. Cause they will actually let me spend my money!
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|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||AllanJ60||1/4/13 7:00 AM|
The problem with most banks in the UK and elsewhere is that, they will not issue a different card, as in a credit card, to people just because they want one, 99% of the time a debit card like the Maestro card is the only option to people.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||AllanJ60||1/4/13 7:03 AM|
I forgot to add, looks like this action by Google, is pushing people to download PIRATED versions of full apps and games etc, way to go Google, you just helped the pirate scene, instead of helping to REDUCE it.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Hugh Begley||1/5/13 6:23 PM|
I've just discovered I can't pay for apps on Google play with my maestro card. Disappointing as it's the only card I have. Neither can I buy a nexus 10.
I've always liked the way Google do things but this has made me question that opinion. I haven't really decided which of the competing eco systems I will adopt but this apparent carelessness puts me off android, even though I have an android phone and tablet. An explanation would makes things easier.
Come on Google, what happened to 'Do no evil'?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Wh15tler||1/24/13 2:17 AM|
I absolutely agree with this statement. There are lots of good apps that deserve to be bought and in most of those cases I try to find if that app can be bought from developer's site (if there is one). But that also means I'm missing automatic updates which is really annoying.
So in most of those cases only solution is to find another source and most of the time pirate sites are more reliable in delivering that content. And then there are also prices but that is another story...for some other discussion.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Craig Magee||5/2/13 4:37 PM|
Was just about to buy a Nexus 10 there. No Maestro cards allowed? In 2013, are you serious? Well, you've lost another sale then. Thought yous were a forwarding thinking company for the future blah blah blah - Idiots.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||TG95||5/6/13 12:16 PM|
The only card I own is a maestro card, what can I do?
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Be Human CKDevelop||5/16/13 6:08 AM|
voilà donc pourquoi je vais quitter google et android !!! je ne peu pas payer, donc je ne peu pas utiliser, donc je ne peu pas profiter, donc tchao google !!!!!
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||VivekRevX||6/3/13 10:58 AM|
Well that was a very well worded, long reply, which does not answer the question at all.
Why are Maestro cards no longer accepted?
Saying "We are not in a position to support this card" doesn't tell us anything.
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Adam Moorby||6/14/13 2:11 PM|
im really mad at the moment i have a maestro card and i cant get any of the apps because it isnt being accepted because you stop it so im not very happy with google either this is why i dont even use it -_-
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Adam Moorby||6/14/13 2:12 PM|
them doing this has really really pissed me off
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Adam Moorby||6/14/13 2:19 PM|
i strongly agree i just wasted £600 on a new tablet and i went to but to apps worth 10 pound and i cant fucking buy em because i cant fucking pay with my fucking maestro card so fuck google they can give me my £600 back
|Re: No longer accepting Maestro cards - why?||Adam Moorby||6/14/13 2:20 PM|
fucking kill everyone at google -_-