1. WuhJett's Avatar
    CAN I use debit card to buy apps?
    05-01-2013 06:05 AM
  2. Rhoyz's Avatar
    I think you will have to use your debit card as a credit card uf you have the mastercard/visa logo on it.
    05-01-2013 06:16 AM
  3. jhdutch95's Avatar
    I think you will have to use your debit card as a credit card uf you have the mastercard/visa logo on it.
    it wont work as credit card.debit only use your money in the account.credit is not.and of course you can use debit to pay for apps as long as its has visa logo.
    05-01-2013 06:30 AM
  4. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    You can yeah, as far as the Store is concerned there's no difference between credit and debit cards. If you see credit card it's probably just terminology.

    All that matters is the card provider (e.g. Visa, Mastercard, etc.). If they accept your type of card, you're good to go.
    05-01-2013 06:52 AM
  5. steeleblue's Avatar
    My debit card is a Visa card and I have had no issues using it. Just add it to your wallet and you're good to go.
    05-01-2013 09:52 AM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    You can, just add it in the wallet section, there's a option to enter "Debit Card" info.
    05-01-2013 10:24 AM
  7. WuhJett's Avatar
    must have visa or master logo ?
    05-01-2013 11:01 AM
  8. Huime's Avatar
    must have visa or master logo ?
    or recognized payment method by MS store.
    05-01-2013 11:08 AM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    it wont work as credit card.debit only use your money in the account.credit is not.and of course you can use debit to pay for apps as long as its has visa logo.
    Of course it would. I use my debit card as a credit card all the time. The only difference is that I have no additioinal fee deducted from my checking account when I say "credit" when I shop with it.
    05-01-2013 04:59 PM
  10. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    it wont work as credit card.debit only use your money in the account.credit is not.and of course you can use debit to pay for apps as long as its has visa logo.
    Grammar aside, you are correct in that credit and debit cards are different products.

    However, that is irrelevant to merchants (of which Windows Store is one). The cards are handled in exactly the same way, the only difference being the fee involved. In the case of Microsoft, they don't pass on the fee so therefore there is absolutely no difference as far as the Windows Store is concerned.
    05-01-2013 05:02 PM
  11. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    Of course it would. I use my debit card as a credit card all the time. The only difference is that I have no additioinal fee deducted from my checking account when I say "credit" when I shop with it.

    Wow, you have to pay your bank for card transactions!? Maybe that's why cashless payment has taken off so much quicker in the UK than anywhere else...
    05-01-2013 05:03 PM
  12. m4tthall's Avatar
    Wow, you have to pay your bank for card transactions!? Maybe that's why cashless payment has taken off so much quicker in the UK than anywhere else...
    This isn't by default. Some retailers absorb the Visa or MasterCard costs. Others explicitly state there will be an additional fee.
    05-01-2013 05:10 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Grammar aside, you are correct in that credit and debit cards are different products.

    However, that is irrelevant to merchants (of which Windows Store is one). The cards are handled in exactly the same way, the only difference being the fee involved. In the case of Microsoft, they don't pass on the fee so therefore there is absolutely no difference as far as the Windows Store is concerned.
    Yeah, my bank is weird. I get charged $1 every time I use my debit card for debit transactions. Because of that, I was told by a friend at my bank to say "credit" whenever I use my card to make store purchases. Not all banks here in the States do that, though.

    On another note, I don't know why the above comment was quoted instead of the one you directed to me. I tried to quote that one. Glitch, I guess.
    05-01-2013 05:40 PM
  14. Rhoyz's Avatar
    Yeah, my bank is weird. I get charged $1 every time I use my debit card for debit transactions. Because of that, I was told by a friend at my bank to say "credit" whenever I use my card to make store purchases. Not all banks here in the States do that, though.

    On another note, I don't know why the above comment was quoted instead of the one you directed to me. I tried to quote that one. Glitch, I guess.
    My bank is the same thing. I was told that using debit instead of credit is about the same as taking money out of an atm from a different bank.
    05-02-2013 06:43 PM
  15. jaethos's Avatar
    Both of your banks are lame. I don't get charged anything for using my debit card.
    Jazmac likes this.
    05-02-2013 07:24 PM
  16. metalchick719's Avatar
    That's your opinion. I'd rather rely on Astoria Federal than ripoff artists like Chase or CitiBank. My boyfriend uses Chase and got a "surprise" a couple of months back when he discovered his checking account was overdrawn because of some B.S. fees they were withdrawing without even informing him first.
    05-02-2013 09:18 PM
  17. anon(5334066)'s Avatar
    If you can't configure it directly on the store, set it up with PayPal and then pay with PayPal.
    05-02-2013 09:22 PM
  18. Dazzi's Avatar
    Yeah, my bank is weird. I get charged $1 every time I use my debit card for debit transactions. Because of that, I was told by a friend at my bank to say "credit" whenever I use my card to make store purchases. Not all banks here in the States do that, though.

    On another note, I don't know why the above comment was quoted instead of the one you directed to me. I tried to quote that one. Glitch, I guess.
    Wow that's crazy we don't get charged for using debit cards in the UK, unless you use small retailers like corner shops.

    However, we do get charged for using credit cards -- it doesn't make sense, I understand a charge for credit, but how can they charge you for using your own money?
    05-02-2013 09:53 PM
  19. Jazmac's Avatar
    My bank is the same thing. I was told that using debit instead of credit is about the same as taking money out of an atm from a different bank.
    Your bank is charging you to use your own money? Time to get another bank.Even better, a credit union.
    05-02-2013 10:23 PM
  20. ashwath_da's Avatar
    i too have visa debit card but I cant purchase apps or games ... it says tht my credit card may have expired ... please help
    11-06-2013 08:42 AM

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