What is the Postal Code used for?

#1saya93Posted 1/20/2013 7:05:22 AM
I live in Germany, but my 3DS is from the NTSC region. I tried adding funds via MasterCard just now, the problem is that I have to enter a postal code, so I was wondering what they need it for. Does Nintendo send a bill or something? The postal codes in Germany have one number less as well ... :(
#2DonomegaPosted 1/20/2013 7:06:29 AM
I believe its to calculate taxes -but I could be wrong.
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#3briankaPosted 1/20/2013 7:09:40 AM
The postal code is used to verify the billing address for a credit card used to add funds to the e-shop.

If the code you enter matches that of the recorded billing address, they let the purchase go through.

Hope this helps.

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#4ares9090Posted 1/20/2013 7:14:20 AM
Saya93, I buy in the Mexico eShop, USA eShop doesn't allow foreing credit cards.
Some people tend to use the Brazilian eShop too, both are tax free as far as I know
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#5saya93(Topic Creator)Posted 1/20/2013 7:23:29 AM
So you don't have to put the postal code in if you use the Mexican e shop? Sorry if I don't get it :(
#6SquirrelettePosted 1/20/2013 7:31:56 AM
I'm sure I had to enter a postal code and I've never used a credit card on it. It's to determine sales tax even if you use the 3DS prepaid cards.
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#7jovewolfPosted 1/20/2013 9:17:45 AM
Generally you'll need a credit card from a region served by the eShop in question in order to buy points with a credit card - a North American 3DS would need a US, Canadian, or Mexican credit card for it to work for example.

Otherwise you're going to need to buy point cards for that region (from an import store or something similar) to put on eShop points.
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