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Topic: Use of Gift Cards on eShop

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waspfire96

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I've decided to purchase a digital copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf. Since i don't own a credit card I've decided to turn to a more cheaper solution- Gift Cards. Will Visa Electron work on European eShop (UK one, since I'm from Serbia and it's not supported here)? Any help would be appreciated!

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Chris720

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1) You can either use a Debit/Credit Card to add funds to your account.

2) Use a prepaid eShop card bought from a store.

3) Or use a download code bought from a store.

Which option have you used? Best way I can think of to help you.

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waspfire96

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No, you got me wrong. I still haven't used any. I'm just asking will Gift card work on 3DS' eShop.

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Chris720

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Nope, since the three options I gave you in my previous post are the only ways you can buy software.

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the_shpydar

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I believe that the Visa Electron card works similarly to credit/debit cards so it should work fine.

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Chris720

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@the_shpydar You sure? I'm not so certain, since gift card gives a different impression while Visa Electron state credit/debit card.

Hopefully it works out for ya though wasp.

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the_shpydar

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@Chris720 I'm not positive, but since the Electron operates the same as a credit/debit card (inputting the card numbers), it should work.

@waspfire96 It might be worth contacting your country/region's Nintendo office to confirm.

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Chris720

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@the_shpydar There's nothing stating on the eShop that the use of gift cards work. It just says to add funds by using a credit/debit card or an eShop card.

@waspfire96 As shpydar said, it'll probably be best to ask Nintendo really, they'll know what will and won't work.

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Noboty

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Visa gifts cards DO work. I have been using Onevanilla visa prepaid gift cards (for example) to buy eshop games with no problems for months now. Mastercard gift cards (specifically, the American Express gift Card), on the other hand, will not work (which I learned the hard way when I first began buying gifts cards for use with the eshop).

Just treat them as you would a credit/debit card when you are ready to use the visa gift card. The funds will be deducted from the gift card.

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jibberldd5

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Yep, they should work. I've been using Visa gift cards for a while and they work perfectly, since they act just like debit cards.

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