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Ebay & Prepaid Visa

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

joshwaynebrison -

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

My response to Kevlar, above, has the information you're looking for.

 

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Adrian

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

I have a "Secured Mastercard". Do the same rules apply to a secured  card as a pre-paid card?

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

BenMoss -

 

Excellent question!  Most credit cards that require prepayment fail the security measures PayPal has in place.  This is because we verify the billing address, among other items, with the card issuer.  Since most pre-paid cards don't have this information attached to them, they understandably can't be verified and (even if added to the account) tend to fail when making a payment.  I would recommend checking with your card issuer to see if they maintain a billing address on file and if they allow merchants to verify that information automatically.

 

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Adrian

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

TylerDC -

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

At this time, if a card is used to fund a transaction, it can't be split between cards - although it will wipe out any existing PayPal balances you have in the same currency as the payment, first. You may consider attempting to consolidate the cards outside of PayPal if you have that option.

 

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Adrian

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

Hey,

 

   Thanks for the quick reply but I wouldn't know where to do that.

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

Alright so let me get this straight. My visa prepaid wont work for buying items on ebay? because i just won an item that i want, but it wont let me buy it, but the prepaid cards on my paypal, and its taking $1 off each time, and im wondering how i get that money back? please respond and tell me if theres any other options in this situation!!

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

Vro0m -

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

Your prepaid card may work for purchases on eBay, if it can pass the security process to add the card to your account.  If your card issuer can associate a billing address with the card, you're more likely to succeed.  If they don't, it will likely fail.  In regards to the $1 authorizations (they aren't permanent charges), my response to Kevlar, above, has the information you're looking for.

 

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Adrian

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

When I ad my prepaid credit card do I have to give all my bank information?

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Re: Ebay & Prepaid Visa

Eshan -

 

No; when adding a card, you would need to provide the information for your card, not your bank.

 

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Adrian

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