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Subject: Last questions I hope..on credit cards and Kindle plus
Date Posted: 2/18/2011 8:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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Hi so I am getting closer to my goal of a Kindle and when I was setting up 1 click it asks for a credit card..I do not want to use it I have money on account there from gift cards and I can't see why they can't see this....I will be adding more gift cards......So what should I do??? Put a gift card in the credit card area or ??????? Thank you ahead :)

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 9:44 PM ET
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Sandy, you do not need a credit card for this.  You just need to establish a one-click billing address.  There are instructions on how to do this posted at Amazon.  I've included a link to the page I found the info on.

But I think this might be the part you are really looking for:

Updating 1-Click Settings for Gift Card Purchases

You are not required to have a credit or debit card on your Amazon.com account to make digital purchases such as Kindle books, but you must establish a default 1-Click billing address on your Amazon.com account to use Amazon.com gift cards for digital purchases. If you don't already have a 1-Click billing address on your account, follow the instructions below to add an address without entering a credit or debit card to your account.

To add a 1-Click Billing Address for Gift Card purchases:

  1. Visit the Manage Addresses and 1-Click Settings page in Your Account.
  2. Click the Enter a new address button.
  3. Enter the address information and click the Continue button.

Set the address as your default by clicking the link on the address labeled "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address." You may be prompted to associate a credit or debit card with the address, but entering one of these payment methods is not required. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 10:25 PM ET
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Thank you ... and I did do that a couple days ago....but in the billing area ..on that page....it sez SOMETHING like..."you do not have a billing method" yet...I have about 70 plus dollars on account In there in GC'S...So I am set for 1 click and do have a default addy and all but was/am perplexed why they say that in the area .....?

Date Posted: 2/19/2011 12:25 AM ET
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Mine said that til I made my 1st purchase!  I would not worry about it.  Amazon Does Not require Cr Cards UNLESS you PreOrder eBooks!! 

Date Posted: 2/19/2011 10:31 PM ET
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OK Thank you both so much..there is always such a nice group of people on here....Hugs and mega thanks