A Question about using Visa Gift Cards

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  1. Crazymadman

    Crazymadman Dewbot leader

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    My brother just bought me a $100 Visa Gift Card, but do those work if I'm buying a TF from someone on here?
     
  2. Gears

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    Use the gift card to buy a money order and then use that to pay for the TF.
     
  3. JBSideways

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    Hmm.. not sure, considering it's a GIFT card you probly can't, but i don' t know.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

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    It's just like a credit card... I don't see why you couldn't do that.

    Hell, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to make a Paypal account with it. You'd just need to be conscious of the $100 limit.
     
  5. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    not sure for here. but for places like BBTS it should work fine.
     
  6. Red Alert

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    The only problem with them is unless the total is 100 or less it will get declined(you can't use 100 from the card them pay the balance with another payment)

    As said previously,

    create or link a paypal to it to make it easier to use.
     
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    Make sure you use it soon. They deduct from the balance every month. I found this out the hard way and lost 50 bucks
     
  8. Crazymadman

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    I made a Paypal account, I then registered my gift card, but for some reason it wouldn't work when I tried to buy something on eBay or BBTS. So I then looked at my Paypal account and it said my Visa Card has $0 on it. So I then checked the Visa Gift Card website, and it said that my card has $100, which is awesome, but I don't get why it didn't work on Paypal.
     
  9. CripNite

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    Visa Gift Cards, despite what most people think, DO NOT work exactly like Visas.

    I tried using one at Wal-Mart in the fall and was told that they didn't take them. I ended up trying it everywhere until I found somewhere that did take them. Huge pain in the behind. Cash is so much better than gift cards - it can actually be used anywhere.
     
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    I had a Mastercard gift card once. I registered it to my Paypal account and I added funds to my account from it to clear the whole thing out and just used it from there.
     
  11. Crazymadman

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    Okay, I made a Paypal account, I added my Visa gift card to it, but it says "PayPal balance: $0.00 CAD". Is it suppose to say that?
     
  12. Tirade

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    Well, you haven't actually added anything to your PayPal balance. You have simply linked the card. In theory, you should be able to just use the card now.
     
  13. Crazymadman

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    Okay, awesome. Thanks everybody for all the help.
     

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