I am traveling to India these days and was excited to see Books, Movies and other works available for Indian users through Google Play Store. I was intrigued by a trilogy which is available only in India. The books were showing up on my Google Play app. But when I tried to buy the book from the story but Google threw this warning at me ‘This payment method has been declined’.
The reason seems to be that the Google wallet has my US credit card. So, while I am walking into stores, streets and purchasing cool India stuff Google is not allowing me to purchase the books of an Indian author just because I have a US credit card? Same happened with And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Google refused to let me buy the book. So, I am not able to buy and read books while I am in India?
This is a nightmare of frequent travelers who would like to use Google Play as the preferred platform to buy and read books.
On the contrary I was able to purchase the books from Amazon’s Kindle app.
Google, please fix these issues. I know you can.