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Gang_Starr #1 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:22 PM

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I'm probably not posting in the right forum branch but I don't know where else to post. I have an "American Express prepaid gift card" that I wanted to use to buy a premium plane, but I see no option to use it, is there any way I can do it or is that impossible? Thank you.

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CogKnispel #2 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

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when I did this in WOT. (same store) I treated it like a regular credit card since mine had all the same information ...

number, expiration date and security #

it worked.

just make sure you send it to me as a gift...how did you know it was my first Tuesday of 2015?.

your so thoughtful.

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Gang_Starr #3 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:47 PM

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Thanks, but i've already tried treating it as a normal credit card, it said "payment failed" probably since the prepaid card has 15 numbers, while a credit card has 16

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CogKnispel #4 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

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AMX normally has 15

does it have the rest of the numbers.

security pin and expiration?

 

 

 

security features of an AMX card

 

who knew? IKR


Edited by CogKnispel, 06 January 2015 - 08:52 PM.


Gang_Starr #5 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:52 PM

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yes it has the expiration and pin also, i put everything in and i got the "payment failed" message

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CogKnispel #6 Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

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View PostGang_Starr, on 06 January 2015 - 12:52 PM, said:

yes it has the expiration and pin also, i put everything in and i got the "payment failed" message

 

The only thing I would say is check the balance and make sure it is activated and has the amount. some companies charge over time and others usually charge an activation fee ($4-$7) so it might have less than the correct amount.

not trying to be difficult, but I only say this since I went through a very similar situation...and it surprised me how much they charge to activate the [edited]'s...

The last thing I would suggest and this would be a last ditch is if you wanted something from wargaming.. is go use the card at a CVS/ walgreens or something similar to get a karma card. I know they work.

good luck


 



dityboycom #7 Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:07 PM

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I don't use credit cards on this game, but if they have a billing address section you will need to try the billing address of the prepaid card and not your home. Unless the card has your name on it, and is registered to your address.

HZero #8 Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:17 PM

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View PostGang_Starr, on 06 January 2015 - 02:52 PM, said:

yes it has the expiration and pin also, i put everything in and i got the "payment failed" message

 

It has to be registered first, if you haven't done that yet.   There should have been a website on the card sleeve, or failing that, the name of the issuing company on the back of the card.  Go to that site, set up an account, register your physical address, and then you can use it on the internet.


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Bear_82 #9 Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:34 PM

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checking the payment options in the premium store, it only shows logos for Visa & MasterCard, could be why payment failed

Verishady #10 Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:31 AM

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Check the fine print on the card. Almost all of those cards are for US purchase only, but you can use those cards/card to buy a card that WG will accept.

 

*Just checked, I used the gift card to buy Karma koin cards. 


Edited by Levenbrech, 07 January 2015 - 01:40 AM.


Sojo #11 Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:42 AM

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I use Square (http://squareup.com/) and just convert them to cash.  Only like 2% fee and there's never a problem of what to do with leftover remainder balances.  

HZero #12 Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:02 AM

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View PostBear_82, on 06 January 2015 - 05:34 PM, said:

checking the payment options in the premium store, it only shows logos for Visa & MasterCard, could be why payment failed

 

Ooooh.  Yep, I would say that is the problem.

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xenofoxx #13 Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

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I don't think they take American Express. I've built a lot of e-commerce sites and often, Visa and Master Card are default, but American Express and Discover Card are often optional. I think it's because the dues that have to be paid per transaction are higher for AMX and DC.

 

As for Wargaming, I only see Visa and Master Card logos.

 

You may be able to bind your AMX to PayPal and use it that way. Log into PayPal and see if they have that option available.


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Bear_1947 #14 Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

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I bound my Amex gift card to pay pal and have had no problems.

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dityboycom #15 Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

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View PostRock18, on 06 January 2015 - 09:42 PM, said:

I use Square (http://squareup.com/) and just convert them to cash.  Only like 2% fee and there's never a problem of what to do with leftover remainder balances.  

 

Why wouldn't you just use paypal and not pay a fee at all?

Gang_Starr #16 Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

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Thanks for the help guys i linked the card to paypal and everything went smooth, watch the skies you might see me in my new J4M :D

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HZero #17 Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:38 PM

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View PostGang_Starr, on 07 January 2015 - 05:14 PM, said:

Thanks for the help guys i linked the card to paypal and everything went smooth, watch the skies you might see me in my new J4M :D

 

Right on!  Glad you were able to get it sorted out.

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