Hello, people who want to back our Adventure but don’t have a credit card!
Kickstarter uses Amazon Payments, and they require a credit card—they can’t work with Paypal or anything else besides a credit card.
BUT you can use a pre-paid credit card and that will work great.
The thing is, I don’t know much about pre-paid credit cards. Like, where do you get them? Shady back alleys? And what about other countries? I need info so I’m asking you guys to share your experiences here to help out those credit-card-less people who want to get involved but can’t.
One backer from the Netherlands (Hi Norbert!) shared his method with us via email. Here are the steps he gave:
1. Bought a Ukash voucher.
2. Converted it to a Ukash NEO prepaid MasterCard.
3. Used that prepaid (debit) card to back the project
Such a card is a (temporary/virtual) prepaid MasterCard. It works just
fine with Amazon Payments.
The Ukash NEO prepaid MasterCard I used was completely virtual: all I had to do is go out and buy a Ukash voucher; all other steps I could perform from behind my computer.
First comment: What the heck is Ukash?
Anyway, he also said that if you buy a pre-paid credit card in a store you have to fill out a bunch of personal information about yourself, but if you go the virtual route as he describes it’s much faster and less of a hassle.
I feel a little weird sharing this information without first-hand knowledge, but I can’t think of an easy way to test it out. If anybody else wants to verify, or share their own methods here, I’d really appreciate it!
Have you backed the DFA without a regular credit card? Tell us how!