Is it possible to set up a PayPal with a pre-paid card?

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  1. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    I want to buy premium membership from Megaupload, but I don't have a PayPal account... I also don't have my own credit card, nor will I be getting one soon. So my question is... can you set up a new PayPal account using a prepaid credit card? They usually sell them at most stores (Wal-Mart, Target, whatever) and it's basically the same as a credit card but it only has the amount of cash you purchased it with. (Its just like a gift card in other words). My concern is that if I buy one of these cards, what will happen when PayPal asks me to verify the account? Because they always ask you to send them back a 4 letter confirmation code that comes with your monthly bank statement or some weird thing like that. Anyone got any insight on this?
     
  2. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

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    Yeah you need a credit card because you need to give them the account and routing number (something like that) and then to confirm it they give you 2 small amounts on your credit card that you have to put in as a confirmation.

    You can by an eBay gift card that has PayPal money it on but I think you can only use it on eBay I am not sure. I only used mine on eBay (bought a shirt and 2 cds)
     
  3. War
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    Dammit D: I want that premium membership so bad ;-; And apparently my luck sucks... I've been doing that slot machine game to win free premium for the past 3 months and never got anything [​IMG]
     
  4. Bishang

    Bishang GBAtemp Regular

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    You don't need to have a verified Paypal to buy things with it. They just set a limit on the maximum ammount you're allowed to spend. I know that you can use Visa Gift Cards online if you register them. Here's a link that'll tell you about that: http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/prepaid..._gift_card.html
     
  5. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    You can do direct transfers for Megaupload with PayPal straight from your bank account, the only reason you should have a credit card is for backup purposes in case you don't have the money in the bank to pay for something. I don't have a credit card yet have a premium membership for Megaupload, but I gotta wait a week for the money to transfer before the account becomes premium, whereas it takes 3 days if you have a verified credit card. And no, pre-paid cards don't work.
     
  6. War
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    Hm... well, that would be great... but right now, my PayPal says I have 0 funds since I never confirmed it :\ But I know for sure that there is $25 in that card.