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Best Buy U.S. won't accept Canadian Payal payments

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Dec 21, 2012
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Best Buy U.S. won't accept Canadian Payal payments

Why won't Best Buy accept payments from a Canadian Paypal account? Most U.S. stores including Walmart will.
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Mar 6, 2005
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It's up to them what they want to accept, just like how Best Buy has blacklisted most US Parcel Pickup places near the border use so it's probably along those lines.
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Mar 12, 2005
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They're hell bent on not shipping to Canadians. They've also blocked Canadians from being able to ship to most Reshipper companies in the US :(
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Since Best Buy US won't ship to Canada, and PayPal typically restricts purchases to the address listed on file, it makes sense they won't accept Canadian PayPal accounts.
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Apr 26, 2012
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VERDUN
I confirm this happens and IMHO is really stupid, especially when one has US funds in the PayPal account and is forced to use a credit card with their fantasy conversion rates regardless. And Best Buy will cancel any order shipped to a drop off point like a warehouse etc.
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Devhux wrote: Since Best Buy US won't ship to Canada, and PayPal typically restricts purchases to the address listed on file, it makes sense they won't accept Canadian PayPal accounts.
I'm in the US now and have used my Paypal account to order things here and have them delivered to where I am in the US. Best Buy won't accept my paypal account even when delivering to a US address. I don't want it shipped to Canada I want it shipped to a US address or even ordered for in-store pickup but my Paypal is refused. I've used it at Walmart, Under Armour etc. with no problems down here, don't know why Best Buy hates Canadians, but I will refuse to shop in their stores now.
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Aug 20, 2009
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Grimsby
I've run into this as well and the only way I found around it was a credit card payment, they provide specific instructions for international orders that work if you follow them. Then I just pick it up at the Buffalo location.

But yeah it's dumb.
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Nov 27, 2004
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Did this change recently? I've ordered from BestBuy USA before via Paypal and shipped it to CBI for pickup.
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Nov 16, 2008
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This is all likely because they have Canadian distribution and if everyone purchased out of the U.S. their Canadian business would suffer more than it does right now..
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Mar 23, 2009
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alienzed wrote: I confirm this happens and IMHO is really stupid, especially when one has US funds in the PayPal account and is forced to use a credit card with their fantasy conversion rates regardless.
Just get a credit card with no forex fees.

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