Paying the stupid tax.
May 11, 2012 7:32 AM Subscribe
I put some money on a prepaid virtual Visa card. When I tried to use it, it was declined. I'm wondering if there's a place that'll accept it, or if I am out fifty-five American dollars.
posted by andrewcilento to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last night, in a fit of not thinking very clearly, I was talking to someone who turned out to be a Craigslist scammer online. He/she suggested that I load a virtual credit card from Entropay and use that. (I'm not proud of this.) When I went to use the card to pay for...some things...it was declined. So at the moment, I've got $55 sitting on an Entropay virtual Visa card doing nothing.
My first thought was to use it to buy an Amazon gift card, but Amazon declined the transaction. Then I thought to back a Kickstarter or two...but Kickstarter uses Amazon Payments, so that's also right out.
I also have the option to move the funds to a bank account... with a $14.99 charge for the convenience of doing so. Yuck. And I suppose I could call my credit card company and see if they'll do a chargeback, but I don't foresee it happening.
Is there some online retailer that'll accept my virtual money, or is this just one of those moderately expensive life lessons?