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) :-)
I’ve just (re)discovered Flickr and I would like to upgrade my Flickr account to a Pro account but I can’t!!!
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)
Khalil A. says
This must be the third time in a row that I’m saying that the pic is great.
Eddy Young says
PayPal has been black-listing credit cards issued in Mauritius for a few years now, apparently because of fraud risks.
Avinash, if you have not found anyone yet, send me an e-mail and we will work out an arrangement.
I am delighted to tell you that StÃ©phane Lee has bought a Flickr Pro gift for me!
Khalil A. says
Next time I want something from the net, I’ll just post it on my blog and cross fingers, praying that Stephane makes a move.
I think you can now upgrade to flickr Pro because Paypal now covers Mauritius
If you haven’t registered yet…Please register using my referral: