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Old Jan 9, 03, 2:21 pm   #1
 
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Using Discover Card in Europe

Does Deutsche Bahn accept Discover Card? Also, how widely accepted in Austria is Discover Card? I'm going on a trip next week, and it completely escaped my mind that I should be thinking about something so basic. I have no Visa or MC. Thanks all!
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Old Jan 9, 03, 3:08 pm   #2
 
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I can't answer your specific question but I would suggest you pursue it soon. I had a Discover card in France a few years ago and no one took it during our whole month there. I've been back several times and while I no longer carry that card, I don't recall seeing any Discover signs.
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Old Jan 9, 03, 5:00 pm   #3
 
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Sorry but I have never seen a Desinations sign here in Germany...

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DISCOVER card is accepted only in the USA -- no other country, as far as I know.
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Old Jan 9, 03, 5:26 pm   #5
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Discover is a very limited card. I don't bother to carry it anymore. Basically useless--especially in Europe.
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Old Jan 9, 03, 5:39 pm   #6
 
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Agree that the card is useless. In my defense, the only reason I got it was for the 0% APR on balance transfers. I made the mistake of ditching my MP Visa, but I did sign up for a new one... of course, that was mostly for the 15k bonus.
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Old Jan 9, 03, 8:38 pm   #7
 
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I've never seen it accepted in any other country, and leave it at home when I travel overseas.

I generally use it for Sam's Club purchases, and the occasional third idine in a month at the same restaurant...

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Old Jan 10, 03, 8:37 am   #8
 
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Just to confirm the above, it is of no use in Europe.
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Old Jan 10, 03, 9:21 am   #9
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by j379pa:
I generally use it for Sam's Club purchases...</font>
Same here, but you should look into purchasing WalMart gift cards (at WalMart) using your favorite FF (Visa/MC/Amex) card, and using the gift card for your Sam's purchases. Since there's usually a WalMart adjacent to the Sam's it's not too much of a hassle, and it will get you miles rather then the meager cashback points from Discover.

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Old Jan 12, 03, 11:20 am   #10
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I believe the Discover card is issued by Morgan Stanley.

Morgan Stanley issue Visa/MC cards in the UK, but not Discover. I believe the UK is the second biggest credit card market. No Discover in the UK? Then I guess you're not going to find it outside North America.
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