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  1. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Trying to buy any thing from store using paypal gives an error, but combine MS gift card with paypal works :\
    My account is set to USA
    My paypal is set to USA
    My device is set to USA
    Uses PROXY to be virtually located in USA.

    Any ideas?
    Note that I live in the Middle East, paypal isn't allowed to be used in Win store.
    Last edited by FAHMI BASSEM; 09-06-2016 at 06:24 PM.
    09-06-2016 11:46 AM
  2. melhiore's Avatar
    Note that I live in the Middle East, paypal isn't allowed to be used in Win store.
    Isn't that the answer to your problem?? PayPAL is not allowed because Microsoft does not want it or any other reason??
    09-06-2016 01:32 PM
  3. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    But IT WORKS when COMBINED with MS gift card ++ it was successfully added to my account!!!
    I bought a movie using this trick (.2$ from MS and the rest from PayPal).
    09-06-2016 02:32 PM
  4. melhiore's Avatar
    Well I think the best option would be to talk to PayPAL directly. They are responding fairly fast to the Customers so worth checking out... Microsoft takes more time in my experience but you may get some answers...
    09-06-2016 02:48 PM
  5. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    My account is set to USA
    My paypal is set to USA
    My device is set to USA
    Uses PROXY to be virtually located in USA.

    What else have I forgotten about?!
    09-06-2016 06:24 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    My account is set to USA
    My paypal is set to USA
    My device is set to USA
    Uses PROXY to be virtually located in USA.

    What else have I forgotten about?!
    Is PayPal funded with a non-US credit card, debit card, or bank account? I have no idea if it makes any difference, but I thought maybe it is something you forgot about!

    I read a lot about how users in some countries have trouble paying for software when they try to. Is that at least part of the reason why pirating is so common in developing countries? It seems that in some cases there is no other option for getting software, even when trying to acquire it legitimately.
    libra89 and Chintan Gohel like this.
    09-06-2016 08:21 PM
  7. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I read on the net that PP doesn't look for the source of the card, as long your billing address is US the you're in US
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-07-2016 07:07 AM
  8. melhiore's Avatar
    I read on the net that PP doesn't look for the source of the card, as long your billing address is US the you're in US
    Is it possible that your bank is blocking the transaction as you are in your country but making the transaction in the US?? My bank require advanced warning that I will be doing card payments during f.e. holidays abroad...
    09-07-2016 02:41 PM
  9. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Is it possible that your bank is blocking the transaction as you are in your country but making the transaction in the US?? My bank require advanced warning that I will be doing card payments during f.e. holidays abroad...
    Are you suggesting removing the card from account and then make the payment?
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-07-2016 02:53 PM
  10. melhiore's Avatar
    Are you suggesting removing the card from account and then make the payment?
    I don't think you have to remove card, you can try just to change the payment method when checking out. You would need to have bank account linked to your PayPAL...
    09-07-2016 03:39 PM
  11. mtf1380's Avatar
    There is a good chance that because all but one indicator points to the US, an d the one that does not - the ship to, or billing address - it sends a RED Flag? maybe because your Gift card is tethered to your MS account, if removes the flag? just a thought.
    melhiore likes this.
    09-07-2016 03:55 PM
  12. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    well, my billing address is set to US for both MS and PP accounts!
    09-08-2016 07:42 AM
  13. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    well, my billing address is set to US for both MS and PP accounts!
    just a thought - try with location off
    09-08-2016 07:53 AM
  14. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    09-08-2016 09:00 AM
  15. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I just remembered this, the first purchase went through with ZERO issues, after that I started getting errors!!
    09-08-2016 09:02 AM
  16. melhiore's Avatar
    I just remembered this, the first purchase went through with ZERO issues, after that I started getting errors!!
    So what's changed??
    09-08-2016 12:47 PM
  17. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    It means everything is fine, something on their end changed
    09-08-2016 01:04 PM
  18. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Turns out I got blocked, signed in to my PP in three different regions.....VPN :\
    digitaldd and Chintan Gohel like this.
    09-08-2016 01:05 PM
  19. mtf1380's Avatar
    Turns out I got blocked, signed in to my PP in three different regions.....VPN :\
    Yeah! that'll do it...good thing it locked you out in this case:)
    09-08-2016 03:32 PM

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