FAQ on buying and activating a PSN Card for the American PSN Store

Published on April 13, 2009

FAQ on buying and activating a PSN Card for the American PSN Store

    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    In this article, I will talk in detail about how to purchase and activate a PSN Card.

    PSN Card allows you to pay for purchases in the American Store regardless of your place of residence.

    To purchase a PSN Card, we need an electronic currency (any one will do, but wmz is better) or a plastic card (a credit and debit one will do the same) with the option to pay via the Internet.

    Further on the items:

    If you have wmz or any other electronic currency
    If you have wmz, go to Google, type in the search PSN Card (or an adjacent request) and choose an online store to your liking.
    Monual for buying a PSN Card through an online store.

    If you have a credit card or debit card.
    If it is preferable to pay by credit or debit card, then, for starters, you need to register it at paypal.com. The card for registering a plastic card with Paypal.

    After registering a credit card in paypal, go to ebay.com and buy a Psn Card.
    Monual for buying a PSN Card through Ebay.

    Regardless of the method of buying a PSN Card (a plastic card through ebay or wmz through an online store), cards are always sold at a premium, so before buying, carefully look at all the offers and choose the most profitable one.

    For comparison,
    Buying a $ 20 PSN card in an online store for wmz, I gave 27.45 wmz (wmz equivalent $) I

    paid $ 23 for a PSN card with an ebay credit card for $ 20;

    PSN cards come in many different values. The greater the value of the card, the less we lose on the purchase due to margins.

    After purchasing the card, we won’t receive the card itself, but to speed up the procedure, instead of a PSN card, a PIN code will be sent to the e-mail address indicated when purchasing: VPGК-ДВBP-РОHA

    We proceed to activate the PSN Card in the PlayStation Network
    The first way to activate the PSN Card
    We start the user who is registered with the American PSN Store.

    Open the “Playstation Network” section in the XMB and select the “Account Management” category.
    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    We open the “Redeem codes” item.

    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    In the window that opens, we drive in a PIN code (for example, VPGK-DVBP-POHA) 4 characters in each field, the fields are case-sensitive!

    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    We entered 16 characters of the PIN code from the PSN Card and click “continue”.

    In the window that opens, click “yes”.
    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    If everything is ok, you will leave the window with the current balance on your American PSN Store account.
    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    Second way to activate the PSN Card
    We go to the American PSN Store.

    In the upper right corner, open the "Redeem codes" item.
    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    Further, as well as with activation through the menu.

    And now the main thing.

    In the American PSN Store, the tax on purchased content is about 8.5%.

    Instructions for buying in the American store without 8.5% premium using tax free zones

    Instructions for buying and activating Sony PlayStation Network PSN Card

    Example:
    If you buy a PSN Card for wmz, and pay in STORE with a tax of 8.5%, then
    to buy the game in We spend $ 27.45 for the American PSN Store, which costs $ 18.5 including tax in the Store and margins for buying a PSN Card. At the same time, an overpayment for a PSN Card with a face value of $ 20 will be $ 7.45

    If you buy a PSN Card through Ebay and spend this money in STORE without tax, then a game worth $ 18.5 will cost the same $ 18.5. At the same time, the overpayment for a PSN Card with a face value of $ 20 will be only $ 3.

    Pleasant purchases!
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