Bad experience with Google Play Store while traveling to India, Amazon rules
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’.
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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.