Be prepared to send a scan of your most recent credit card statement to them, to be allowed to buy (or send a fax, or do a direct deposit all of which cost more $$$). I've decided not to go ahead with my purchase from them, I think its ludicrous in these days of instant information that they cannot verify my card. Here's the salient parts of the email I received yesterday (and which mail.app sent to junk... huh?)
Whats even stranger is that the processing had already begun... there was a pending on my card from Friday night which disappeared on Monday morning... clearly they pulled it... but I dont know why... it must have been verified well enough for that. Anyway, changed my mind about buying from them. I'll make do with the J1 by itself for a while yet.Since our verification service does not work on cards issued outside of the United States, we have been unable to verify the billing address on your credit card. We can only ship to the billing address that is attached to the credit card. This is for the cardholder's, as well as our, protection against credit card fraud.
For internationally issued credit cards, we will require a fax (1-631-389-2153) or email scan (firstname.lastname@example.org) of a recent legible credit card billing statement for your credit card containing all of the following:
1-the name/logo of the issuing bank
3-your complete billing address (this is the only address that we can ship to)
4-the credit card number
Please include your auction/order number when you send the document, so it does not delay the processing of your order.
We have found that the monthly billing statement that the credit card company sends to your house is the best example of the required document. You can black out any personal information on the document that does not pertain to this verification, such as balances and payments. For security reasons, your document will be securely disposed of after the verification is complete. A new document will be required for subsequent orders.
Your payment via credit card can not be processed without an acceptable billing statement for your credit card.