Problem with Buying

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by Ethevion, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Ethevion
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    When I bought my first Acekard 2i I used PayPal and the transaction went smoothly. Now that I want to buy another, it says that I need to add a credit card to my account. Why is that? I don't own a credit card so this will definitely be a problem.
     
  2. Costello

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    if you had some paypal cash (paypal balance, e-money, e-cash, whatever you call it) on your account, then you probably paid with that.
    now you don't have enough so it isn't letting you buy anymore.
     
  3. Ethevion
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    I have $24.48 on my PayPal and what I'm buying costs $23.99, I do have enough cash. Unless I'm losing money on conversions... [​IMG]

    I just changed the currency in the shop to Canadian and the total was 24.47. I have enough but it still asks for a card.
     
  4. craplame

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    Is your account verified? You need to have an account that is connected to a credit card or bank account to actually use the cash inside of Paypal.
     
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    It isn't verified, but the first time I bought from ShopTemp, it wasn't verified and it worked.
     
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    craplame GBAtemp Regular

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    Were you using a prepaid card before?
     
  7. Ethevion
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    No, I used cash I earned online, just like I'm doing now.
     
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    Odd, I have $10 in paypal. And I tried buying something as well. But my account is not verified, so Paypal rejected it. My guess is that Paypal did some changing or something. So, I don't think there's much of anything you can do, until you verify the account with a bank account or credit card. Hopefully, someone can help you. :-/
     
  9. Ethevion
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    Damn, that's not good. [​IMG] I gave my other Acekard to my little cousin and now I need one. Do you know if prepaid cards can verify your PayPal account?
     
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    Yes, prepaid debit cards do make your paypal account as verified. But, it will take a dollar from your prepaid card. Here's a link that might help you.
     
  11. Costello

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    i don't know why, but even when your balance is SLIGHTLY over the amount you have to pay, Paypal forces you to add a credit card -_- very annoying.
    if you had, say, $5 or $10 over the limit, it wouldnt be doing that.
     
  12. Ethevion
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    @craplame: Thanks the link was definitely helpful.

    @Costello: Hmm, I'll see what I can do to get more money. If I can't, it'll have to be a prepaid card.