New GCash American Express Virtual Card allows US iTunes account access?

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  1. Ryukun

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    Ohh.. thanks for the details! I wasn't aware of this. I'm not sure if I was charged before when I was still using my mom's credit card in purchasing apps. I always remove my mom's credit card details from my iTunes account after I buy apps for security reasons. Anyway, I guess there's no other problem I see with using the amex card.
     
  2. dakilang_waiter

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    Already called Gcash hotline hoping to get a CSR who can complete my postpaid registration process. They both didn't know what this Amex was or what they were supposed to do.
     
  3. almartin

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    I've successfully registered to GCASH-AMEX. Where can I get the 3 digit security code? (CVC)
     
  4. poison_ivy

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    I was excited about this at first then I found out that there's the American express exchange fee plus the gcash transaction fee which if I remember correctly from their FAQ page ranges from 1-4%? So its going to be a bit expensive.

    I guess I would still be waiting for Best Buy's sale on their igc or as one member suggested, source it through ebay.
     
  5. andyled

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    American Express uses a 4 digit security code. I got mine via the GCASH iPhone app, which you can download for free.
     
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    For those who've already tried myshoppingbox, how long does the shipping take by air freight, assuming the merchant does a next-day shipping to your nominated US address?
     
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    are there fees for using it to buy stuffs online? i think i read it somewhere its free just sending or transferring money does apply charges, let me find the link for that...
     
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    are you talking about this:

    1. If I purchase from an international site, how will I be charged of currency conversion rates?
      American Express charges a standard 1.5% above the tagged market rate.GCASH charges a standard 0.5% to 1.5% on top of American Express’ rates.




    Or are there other fees they charge beside that?

    checking this link https://www.gcashonline.net/gcasham...Virtual Card - Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

    Was not able to find any other charges, 5% is a bit too steep in my taste, I hope that isn't the case
     
  11. coffeepad

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    i tried it to buy a song from iTunes US (first time I ever paid for one!) and it charged me Php44. I think it's okay. at least i get to buy from US iTunes - my credit cards are not working there.
     
  12. Ryukun

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    Will you recommend buying music in the US iTunes store instead in PH iTunes?
     
  13. Juice

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    ^^^ I'm able to buy songs in the PH store which is also available in the US iTunes store. The only thing missing is the TV shows and Movies.
     
  14. coffeepad

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    I actually don't like paying for songs but i can't find one of my favorites from corrine bailey rae so i tried it :) but my friends tell me there are some that are only available in US ITUNES.
     
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    ^ Err, don't we all have to buy songs?
     
  16. antski

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    there are a number of people who forgot that it's illegal not to pay for songs.
     
  17. coffeepad

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    No worries guys, i'm a recent convert and realized the advantage of buying them :) will also try gcash amex to buy movies.
     
  18. almartin

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    Has anyone tried it on spotify?
     
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    Say what? A *flat* rate that *depends* on the amount? :D
     
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    Lol. Just re read that. It sounded confusing too the second time around.

    10 pesos transaction fee per 1000 peso amount.
     

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