Prepaid Qustion

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  1. GamerzHell9137
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    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I was today at the bank and asked for a prepaid card and the women who worked explained almost everything for me.
    She was so nice :33

    Ehem.... well i asked what card is it and she said its Visa.
    Visa Electron? No its Visa Prepaid card.
    Its for one use so when you use all the money on it, u can throw it away.
    She asked me is it for online shooping and i asnwered her yes.

    Now i need to know, can i use it for Paypal,Amazon and Nintendo eShop??
     
  2. Joe88

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    amazon should work fine

    paypal might deny the card as they use it check identification to make sure your the proper owner
    as the card being a prepaid it wont return any information so will probably be denied
    I could never get a prepaid card to work with paypal
     
  3. GamerzHell9137
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    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well i need to bring the document where i live so i think its gonna be used on the card right?

    And what about eShop?
     
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    eShop should work with it. I used a prepaid card to add eShop credit before and it works fine.
     
  5. exangel

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    TO USE ONLINE
    All you need to do is register the prepaid card online with your name and address information to use it with PayPal and Amazon. I've received dozens of such cards, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, usually from rebates but sometimes as gifts. I have never been unable to use any of these online so long as I followed the instructions.
    I have also used such cards with Google Checkout and other bill pay services except:

    They cannot be guaranteed to work for identity verification purposes (though sometimes they will work depending on what sort of site it is). You may experience problems with international transactions.

    I was unable to use a prepaid Citibank Visa with the Payza international payment service to donate to a private torrent site, and that left me SoL as all my "genuine" debit cards are MasterCard. (Payza only accepts Visa for CC-based ID verification and their funds transfer to regular bank accounts is all borked for at least the past few weeks now).


    Edit: I have no way to clarify how this will work for you on eShop for EU though. As far as everything else I said, my experience is solely as a US customer -.- PayPal handles international things differently, so YMMV :/
     
  6. GamerzHell9137
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    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Thanks for the info but i think its different in US and EU with the prepaid cards.
    Well,,,,i hope so.