Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 1 month ago

If a site accepts visa credit cards, will it accept prepaid visa cards?

I’m not old enough to open a bank account but I don’t like bothering my parents to use their cards. Please don’t tell me to use their cards, I have a job and I’d rather buy stuff on my own with a prepaid card. So, if I wanna order from a site that accepts visa credit cards, will it accept prepaid visa cards? Thanks!

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  • 1 month ago
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    Not always. First, many prepaid cards can only be used in person, in a real brick-and-mortar store, and cannot be used online on any site. Second, many websites only accept real credit cards and do not allow any prepaid cards or any debit cards.

    • ron h
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      1 month agoReport

      Few legit sites will refuse a visa / mc debit card.  And i'm not confident that you're right about prepaid's. 

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  • 1 month ago

    it really depends. prepaids can be hard to use

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  • ron h
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    1 month ago

    For that to work, you'll need to register the card in your name with the bank that's behind the card.  I dunno if the bank can / will allow a minor to register the card. It's POSSIBLE that a bank closeby offers student banking that MIGHT open a chekcing account for you with a debit card.   I'd also phone the co you want to buy from and ask them.  Call the line you'd use to order.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it might, but not always. years ago I was using a lot of them because i found a way to buy them at a discount. That way has since dried up so I no longer do it.

    I recall one year buying something from BJs online, it was near x-mas and they either did not have a surcharge or it was small... like 5%.  Anyway,  I could not get any gift card to work so I called and they said they flat out do not accept them online. In stores, yes.  Apparently there is a ton more fraud associated with them online.

    By the way, no legit company will willingly sell to you as a minor. Not ebay, not amazon.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yeah, a prepaid card is called a debit card, and for all intents and purposes online it functions like a standard credit card.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They should. Try it, you have nothing to lose.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     Yes they will.

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