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Windows 7: Sometimes you just have to hate your life.

15 Feb 2010   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Probably a good time for a new build.
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15 Feb 2010   #12
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
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WHY does everything have to revolve around credit/debit cards?
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Steven, check https://www.moneybookers.com/app/login.pl

You get a free Master Card debit card, but it works as a normal Master Card as long as you remember to upload funds to your account. I have one only for net use; whatever, whenever I order online I upload the amount I need to my Moneybookers account and pay with it choosing credit card / Master Card option. Otherwise I keep my account always empty, I use this card only for online orders.

At least here in EU, uploading funds is instant; if I want to buy something now (1:30am) I just go to my Moneybookers account and using my online banking upload the amount I need and a second later I can pay my online order.

This system also helps you later in your life when you get real credit cards. It helps you to secure your cards because you don't have to use the real cards online. Instead you only use Moneybookers (or similar) card where you can upload just the amount you need and not a penny more. I'm not so worried if somebody hijacks the wireless signal and gets my card number or something because, like I said, the account has funds only a couple seconds it takes between uploading the amount I need to place an online order, and to confirm that order.

Kari
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15 Feb 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm about due for a new build, I've got a bottleneck.
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15 Feb 2010   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Steven, check https://www.moneybookers.com/app/login.pl

You get a free Master Card debit card, but it works as a normal Master Card as long as you remember to upload funds to your account. I have one only for net use; whatever, whenever I order online I upload the amount I need to my Moneybookers account and pay with it choosing credit card / Master Card option. Otherwise I keep my account always empty, I use this card only for online orders.

At least here in EU, uploading funds is instant; if I want to buy something now (1:30am) I just go to my Moneybookers account and using my online banking upload the amount I need and a second later I can pay my online order.

This system also helps you later in your life when you get real credit cards. It helps you to secure your cards because you don't have to use the real cards online. Instead you only use Moneybookers (or similar) card where you can upload just the amount you need and not a penny more. I'm not so worried if somebody hijacks the wireless signal and gets my card number or something because, like I said, the account has funds only a couple seconds it takes between uploading the amount I need to place an online order, and to confirm that order.

Kari
Hey Kari, that looks interesting but my brain hurts right now so thats a lot of reading. Is it basically a simplified paypal?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I'm about due for a new build, I've got a bottleneck.
Well that was random I'll take your current one off your hands if you like. Heck I'll even cover shipping.
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15 Feb 2010   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I'm about due for a new build, I've got a bottleneck.
CPU?
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15 Feb 2010   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Moneybookers is quite similar than PayPal. The biggest difference is you can get a Master Card debit card, which works as any other Master Card as long as there's funds on your account. Funding from your bank account is instant. You can pay online and stores, even use ATM's to get money from your Moneybookers account, or transfer it back to your bank account.

My main point is however the security. When you upload funds only when you need and only as much you need, you are quite safe giving your credit card number over the net.

I think you have to wait until you are 18 before you can get the card (less than two months, I noticed in your user profile).

Kari
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15 Feb 2010   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Moneybookers is quite similar than PayPal. The biggest difference is you can get a Master Card debit card, which works as any other Master Card as long as there's funds on your account. Funding from your bank account is instant. You can pay online and stores, even use ATM's to get money from your Moneybookers account, or transfer it back to your bank account.

My main point is however the security. When you upload funds only when you need and only as much you need, you are quite safe giving your credit card number over the net.

I think you have to wait until you are 18 before you can get the card (less than two months, I noticed in your user profile).

Kari
Ahh alright. Yes I will be 18 on April 9th Cannot wait.
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15 Feb 2010   #18
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Mass Effect 2 is now in my hands. Even though I haven't beaten ME1 yet I figured I will by tomorrow night, and since blockbuster only had one copy left I figured I'd swipe it before someone else got it.

Oh and, the Baconator was in my hands, but its in my stomach now.
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18 Feb 2010   #19
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
WHY does everything have to revolve around credit/debit cards?
Because it is what the 'powers that be' want. If every financial transaction involved no real hard cash, but a purely digital, traceable transaction they can monitor and control your actions.
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18 Feb 2010   #20
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

DNG send me a PM maybe I can come up with a solution for you. it's only 34.89 shipped on
Amazon. Aslo Paypal offers a debit master card now as well I have one myself. Fabe
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