An update: StÃ©phane Lee has just offered me a Flickr Pro account!!! I’m delighted! Thanks StÃ©phane. I owe you one massive beer (ek so gajack) :-)
The reason is that Flickr uses PayPal for payment processing and PayPal unfortunately does not list Mauritius among the countries from which one can pay.
In my opinion, this is just an oversight and I’ve sent mails both to Flickr and PayPal to that effect. PayPal has not responded. But someone from Flickr has replied:
Thank you for your feedback, I will share it with the team. You can also purchase your account offline […]
But I don’t want to send them some bloody draft or international money order in 2006!!!
So I have only two solutions:
- Wait for PayPal to include Mauritius in its list of countries…
- Have someone from abroad (with a non-Mauritian credit card) buy a Flickr Pro gift for me… Naturally, I’ll reimburse the $24.95 in one way or another :-)
(Beautiful image courtesy of madgirl)