One Vanilla MO problems...

Old Feb 6, 14, 3:38 pm
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One Vanilla MO problems...

Hi folks. Today I tried to purchase some MOs using One Vanilla cards. The first transacation was for $2K. the first three cards went thru fine. The fourth woudn't work. I tried two more OV cards, but neither would work. Had to bust out a "real" debit card.

Went to another store and tried to purchase MOs with some other OV cards. None would take.

FWIW, I purchased 5K of OVGCs in a single transaction. These are the cards I was trying to use.

Has this happened to anyone else? Did the Vanilla company recognize these unique numbers were all just purchased moments before, on a single transaction?

This has been my typical MS pattern with no problems before today. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old Feb 6, 14, 4:00 pm
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Possibility that the barcode strips on the cards are bad, call in and verify the balance. Chances are you will need to Amazon Payment them....
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Old Feb 6, 14, 4:07 pm
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When that happens I reset the PIN online, then go to my local supermarket and buy something under a dollar and set a new pin on the pad. Then go and buy the MO.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 5:20 pm
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I couldn't get cash back for my $1 debit purchase at Wally's using a VGC today.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by g1ant View Post
When that happens I reset the PIN online, then go to my local supermarket and buy something under a dollar and set a new pin on the pad. Then go and buy the MO.
How do you set a PIN for OV online? I've always used any 4 numbers at the keypad. Never a problem.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 5:28 pm
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I couldn't get cash back for my $1 debit purchase at Wally's using a VGC today.
I've never been able to get cashback with OV.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 6:43 pm
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I just did 7500 in money orders today at Wallys with OV. No problem. I am going to cool off though. Because I don't want to piss off either my bank - or my card issuers.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 8:59 pm
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Not sure on timing, but typically OVGCs need about 2 hrs after purchase to be fully activated. I've had the same problem as carsonheim when trying to liquidate right after purchase. A couple OV cards work but a couple didn't. The non working ones worked the next morning.
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Old Feb 7, 14, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by silver4300 View Post
How do you set a PIN for OV online? I've always used any 4 numbers at the keypad. Never a problem.
I din't say that you did set a PIN online. I said that you RESET the PIN.
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Old Feb 7, 14, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by arrek View Post
Not sure on timing, but typically OVGCs need about 2 hrs after purchase to be fully activated. I've had the same problem as carsonheim when trying to liquidate right after purchase. A couple OV cards work but a couple didn't. The non working ones worked the next morning.
I seldom ever wait 2 hours...I typically leave with cards and unload all within 30 minutes tops
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Old Feb 7, 14, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by arrek View Post
Not sure on timing, but typically OVGCs need about 2 hrs after purchase to be fully activated. I've had the same problem as carsonheim when trying to liquidate right after purchase. A couple OV cards work but a couple didn't. The non working ones worked the next morning.
I seldom ever wait 2 hours...I typically leave with cards and unload all within 30 minutes tops
I've even walked across the street with a freshly purchased card and bought a MO.
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Old Feb 7, 14, 1:31 pm
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I haven't had a problem with unloading within 30 minutes of purchase either. Done 6 OVs this week so far without a problem
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Old Feb 7, 14, 4:54 pm
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I got 99 problems but a One Vanilla ain't one.
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Old Feb 7, 14, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by cuebert View Post
I couldn't get cash back for my $1 debit purchase at Wally's using a VGC today.
wrong thread?
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Old Feb 7, 14, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by carsonheim View Post
Hi folks. Today I tried to purchase some MOs using One Vanilla cards. The first transacation was for $2K. the first three cards went thru fine. The fourth woudn't work. I tried two more OV cards, but neither would work. Had to bust out a "real" debit card.

Went to another store and tried to purchase MOs with some other OV cards. None would take.

FWIW, I purchased 5K of OVGCs in a single transaction. These are the cards I was trying to use.

Has this happened to anyone else? Did the Vanilla company recognize these unique numbers were all just purchased moments before, on a single transaction?

This has been my typical MS pattern with no problems before today. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
For Wally MO transaction, the maximum swipe is three. Your fouth swipe will fail the entire transaction. Suggest you break your purchase into two!
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