To use them you have to register fair enough but you also have to provide your credit or debit card details for their records and keeping. Yep they keep your card details on file.
Ok, imagine a few maybe loads of companys do this. But what Play.com does not offer is an option to opt out for having your card details saved in their records.
My worry is, is this safe. I called my bank re this and didn't really feel protected apart from if they take my money at a later date they will re-imburse and I would have to claim. Something I could imajine could take months. Think Play.com should have a Tick box option to be able to OPT OUT for this saving card details.
You views please, any Bank Managers arround in the forum maybe.
Having a seperate account/card an idea but keeping a low balance in my account would possibly mean extra banking charges somewhere. would have to look into this.
Giving false card details, bit stupid and possible risk of been prosecuted for providing FALSE infomation. Imagine giving a false card number knowingly and then it happened to be pot look it was a other persons genuine card number.
Thinking about it, I think Amazon & Ebuyer hold card details. Will have to have a look in their.
You Know You've Been On-Line Too Long When.......?
when what? .................. Used play, amazon and others (well known ones like HMV) quite safely for years letting them store my card details is quite handy. Better they have it than me type it in and transmit it time after time.
Same here with Amazon, PayPal and Play.Com. Unfortunately if you forget to update your C.C. details when the old one expires you can be in the caca especially with PayPal...lol. I always use credit card not debit although I believe that a Visa debit card with Barclays has the same protection.