Using a credit card on a website that doesn’t take them

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So you want to use your credit card and the website doesn’t take them?

You’ve been searching high and low and just found exactly what you wanted on the internet. The last one in stock has been snatched and put into your shopping cart with a huge sigh of relief.  Off you go to Checkout.  Then you’ve filled in your name, address, email and countless other details and just as you’re reaching for your wallet, you see they don’t take credit cards – and you desperately want to use your credit card.

Some smaller websites will take debit cards, but not credit cards. Others will accept selected credit cards, but not American Express. Some will only take PayPal, and you don’t have – and don’t want – a PayPal account. So how can you use your credit card?

Before you quit out of the site abandoning your purchase, check again to see if they do take PayPal alongside any other  – or indeed as the only – payment option. And if they do, you’re in business.

PayPal take Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.  So select the PayPal option, then make a Guest Checkout – because as a Guest you don’t need to register for a PayPal account and can use your credit card just by entering your card details.  Job done!

Link to PayPal to show which credit cards they take

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