A fan named Dave recently brought to my attention a method of pre-ordering for those who have no credit / debit card.
I’m not personally endorsing this as I’ve never used it and don’t know the company but Dave said that it worked well for him. I know some people were pretty disappointed at not being able to pre-order yet, so I thought I’d share this.
It seems like it might be a bit of a hassle as you have to first sign up, then transfer money from a bank account, then pay. However, if you have a burning desire to contribute with a pre-order and don’t have a credit / debit card, this might be worth checking out.
Here is how he described it working in his email:
"On wirecard.com I clicked on “mywirecard” in the bottom right which brought me to this page: http://www.mywirecard.com/ on the top right you can choose your language since the default is german.
After choosing my language I decided I wanted a virtual mastercard so I clicked on “mywirecard MasterCard” which brought me here: http://www.mywirecard.com/en/mastercard.html
After that I clicked on “register free of charge” filled in my information (Name adress phone number) got an sms to verify it was me and I was registered
Then I send my money over from my bank to their bank via some IBAN code. took 3 days for the money to be received by them and updated in the control panel (somewhat how paypal looks) and then I got a creditcard number in their control panel which I could use on authorize.net"
Thanks again Dave for taking the time to email me with this info!
If anyone else decides to try it, let us know how it works out.
Also, note that there are certain fees involved: https://secure.wirecardbank.com/mywirecard/ShowFees.html
We’re still planning to add other payment options, so you can also wait it out for that. It won’t be for a while but we will announce it on the forum when it happens.