2008-04-15, 06:40 PM
For those who would prefer to pay at a retail store instead of using a credit card online:
2008-04-16, 03:19 AM
Or those that want to get cards in the US, register for a US account, then save the $1 extra Sony adds to each of the games sold online in Canada (plus you get to skip all the taxes).
2008-04-16, 07:48 AM
My Mastercard adds 2.5% to US dollar orders. Is there any way to avoid that when ordering from the US PS Store?
2008-04-16, 04:32 PM
You won't be able to use your Canadian Mastercard on the US store - at least I've never gotten it to work. They verify the address on the card, and deny you if it's a non-US card, which is why I've been waiting for these PSN cards to come out. I can order a card to ship to a friend and have them email me the code so I can stick it into the store. Hopefully Amazon.com gets them so it would be free shipping to my friend, then I'd just use a US funds card so I'm not charged anything extra. Buy it when the CAN dollar is on the high side and I'll save $1/title, plus GST, for each title I purchase :D
Honestly, this is less about the money than it is about the principle of the matter. I cringe at the thought of the prices for items on Home, especially if those come with the added fee. Since the Canadian account is my main account I doubt I'll be able to transfer items from the US store to the Canadian account; I'm expecting items will be purchased per PSN account, and only available to that account.