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Paypal and prepaid cards

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by aznja, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. aznja

    aznja Newbie

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    Hello BHW members, First of all, I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I had no idea as to where to ask this question, but this section seemed the most suitable to me. I was wondering, what happens to the master/visacard when I verify my paypal using a prepaid mastercard/visacard. Do they take it all or what? I also apologize if this is a stupid question but I just want to make sure I'm not blowing my money away. Thank you all.
     
  2. synfig

    synfig Regular Member

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    Most of the time giftcards and virtual cards are not accepted by paypal. They have number detection system which checks the card validity date, some virtual cards have 1 year validity which are passe. Some have 24-48 hour validity so they fail.In rare case gift cards are accepted and same is the case with virtual cards.
     
  3. manakill

    manakill Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have had prepaid cards work just fine. If I remember correctly they charge a small fee on it to see if it goes through, after that its "verified"

    The ones I have had good luck with is prepaid gift cards that come with the physical card. The Card usually won't expire for 1-2 years out.
     
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  4. ccshack

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    I use Paypal with Entropay VCC, and no problem
     
  5. boone

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    Manakill and CCshack thanks for your posts. That's good info to know.