Change payment methods, use a pre-paid credit cardI have one major problem with most of these sites:
When I buy an App that is supposed to cost me say £1, as I live in the UK; I find that I end up paying £ 1.25 to the bank because they treat it as "International Transaction" and they are charging a fee.
This has two major problems as such:
1. I am discouraged from buying any Apps online.
2. I am paying into the Bank more fee than I am paying to the App developer - now this is not fair at all.
I would be happy if some organisation comes forward and sets up its business so that it gets treated as an 'on-line transaction' but would not attract this "International Transaction Fee". I had high hopes with Amazon.co.uk - but they are not even selling their Apps outside US - so they are no good.
Any such service? It could even be so that I buy a bunch of them in one go, the seller treats all of them as one transaction totalling say £10 or £15 or £20 and the bank would still charge £1.25 - that is better than paying 1.25 to bank for an app that costs £ 1.
It is an absolute outrage to pay £1.25 to the bank while I buy an app that costs £ 1. The App developers are subsidising the banks - after all those tax payers Pounds being spent on propping up these banks they want more from us.