07-23-2011 05:14 PM
07-23-2011 09:14 PM
To purchase anything on your NOOK Color, be it books, apps, newspapers, or your favorite magazines, you need to have a default credit or debit card on your Barnes & Noble account. You can add Barnes & Noble giftcards to your account settings, but you will still need a default credit or debit card. All your purchases (such as apps), with the exception of magazines or newspaper "subscriptions," will be taken off the giftcard. Single issue periodicals will come off the giftcard. If the balance on your giftcard is not enough to cover the purchase, your credit or debit card will be charged the remaining balance. Click "My Account" on top of each page to access your account settings. The options to change your payment method and add giftcards will be on the right.
07-25-2011 05:42 AM
Just use a pre-paid credit card then you can put as much as you want on it and not worry about the charges.
07-25-2011 08:29 AM
If you are too young yet to get your own pre-paid card or a debit/check card to use, you pretty much have to get your parents in on this. As mentioned, you can use gift cards to actually pay for items, but you must have a valid card number listed for the account in order to buy anything on the device through the B&N shop. There is no way around that.
07-25-2011 08:47 AM
07-25-2011 12:25 PM
I do not recommend using a Debit Card, ATM Card, or Check Card. Unlike a credit card these cards not allow for the challenging of fraudulent charges and provide far less protection with regards to fraudulent charges. Carefully read the terms and conditions of your card and decide if you want to assume the risks.
Credit cards allow for the challenging of charges and have a set limit as to how much in fraudulent charges you will be responsible for.
Get a prepaid credit card, prepaid debit card, or gift card. Once the money is use up it will not drain your bank account.
07-25-2011 04:24 PM
my parents wont let me use their cards
And there is your answer. Without a credit card on file, no matter what, you can NOT buy anything from B&N for the Nook.
If you want an app (and I presume your Nook is attached to their account)...you're going to have to ask your parents to buy it for you.