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Today, 2:15 am
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Posted By ericdabbs

Looks like the folks at BB are still banning...

Looks like the folks at BB are still banning people from obtaining new cards even if it is not for the same product. I tried to apply for the BB Visa card and was denied. Can't believe they...
Mar 3, 21, 9:19 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Is it normal that $99 MB VGC loads sometimes...

Is it normal that $99 MB VGC loads sometimes still triggers a "Debit not available" message when trying to load? I thought $99 or below it was a guarantee. This whole MB VGC loading issue is just a...
Mar 1, 21, 4:52 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Thanks. Looks like I should give it a shot with...

Thanks. Looks like I should give it a shot with the BB Visa and see if I can get approved. Like you I was able to sneak in with a BB prepaid Amex card sometime in 2019 but have not made any loads on...
Mar 1, 21, 12:41 am
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Posted By ericdabbs

Does this new BB Visa card still SSN ban you like...

Does this new BB Visa card still SSN ban you like it does for the BB prepaid Amex card? Basically if you were on the BB shutdown list with Amex a long time ago do you have trouble applying for this...
Feb 26, 21, 7:29 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

This so ridiculously confusing. So essentially...

This so ridiculously confusing. So essentially the IRS wants to monitor how you spend the funds on the VGC and will want to monitor how every VGC transaction will be used. Also this sounds like this...
Feb 26, 21, 6:29 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

I guess it is time to freak out then. It seems...

I guess it is time to freak out then. It seems like this is a case where a super whale MSer drew the attention of the IRS. If the fact that buying MOs or VGCs is now going to be considered taxable...
Feb 26, 21, 4:08 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

The case got overturned and they ruled that that...

The case got overturned and they ruled that that receiving points on the credit card is not a taxable event.

From the lawyer in the case
Feb 21, 21, 12:39 am
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Posted By ericdabbs

Are they subject to that $99 limit since they...

Are they subject to that $99 limit since they look like MB VGCs?
Dec 17, 20, 11:15 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

That is how it works. You should know that by...

That is how it works. You should know that by now. I used to think that if I did my part and didn't hit it hard that it will somehow preserve the longevity of that MS avenue (ex: USPS MOs, Target...
Dec 16, 20, 12:01 am
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Posted By ericdabbs

Definitely agree that sending money via WM to WM...

Definitely agree that sending money via WM to WM or via Moneygram takes wayyy longer than any MO transaction or paying an utility bill or even cashing a check.
Dec 15, 20, 2:25 am
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Posted By ericdabbs

I am glad you put out a data point on your MB VGC...

I am glad you put out a data point on your MB VGC observation but until this pattern is repeatable its hard to say if that is true. What would be curious is how the BIN numbers differ between the...
Dec 14, 20, 5:46 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Honestly I doubt it is fake. But like most...

Honestly I doubt it is fake. But like most people they don't believe it until it happens to their favorite WM stores and then they capitulate and agree. I am sure this same sentiment occurred when...
Dec 14, 20, 4:13 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

I will definitely test my local WM come 12/19 on...

I will definitely test my local WM come 12/19 on this new policy but I am not hopeful it will be sustaining...maybe an extra day or 2. At this point I will try to get 1 or 2 more transactions before...
Dec 14, 20, 1:31 pm
Nov 20, 20, 2:53 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

On those times you bought USB VGCs, did the...

On those times you bought USB VGCs, did the packaging look funny or the sequence of the numbers between the barcode and the 16 digits on the card look similar?
Nov 17, 20, 1:08 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

are you trying to use the default PIN or did you...

are you trying to use the default PIN or did you try changing the PIN?
Nov 15, 20, 8:30 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Have you tried loading Gobank at the MC/CS...

Have you tried loading Gobank at the MC/CS register? Just wondering if there is any difference vs. regular checkout.
Nov 15, 20, 8:25 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Damn i haven't seen this thread for at least a...

Damn i haven't seen this thread for at least a week and things go to hell. Is the change affecting all gebits or mainly just MB VGC types? Anyone tried a USB gebit yet?
Oct 30, 20, 9:29 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

How do you know if Safeway/Vons/Albertsons is...

How do you know if Safeway/Vons/Albertsons is reporting L3 data to Amex?
Oct 25, 20, 1:53 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

When you order online are you adding your name...

When you order online are you adding your name under the Your Message Line 1 field? That is where you can personalized the VGCs with your name.
Oct 15, 20, 8:45 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

I don't care what some FT members have stated...

I don't care what some FT members have stated about their own personal experience. Its probably a YMMV but I would say that most Staples stores put the VGCs on the rotating kiosks and that it is...
Oct 15, 20, 3:05 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Why would you assume stores are purposely...

Why would you assume stores are purposely "hiding" cards. Each store has a number of gift card slots it wants to allocate to ensure all the different types of gift cards are on display for people to...
Oct 15, 20, 12:32 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

Usually they have more VGCs that are stored...

Usually they have more VGCs that are stored inside the gift card spinning racks that are still packaged. Also I think those gift card slots can hold more than 10 cards per slot.
Sep 16, 20, 3:20 pm
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Posted By ericdabbs

I can tell you that Cap One absolutely hates...

I can tell you that Cap One absolutely hates Simon purchases. I had one of my Cap One CCs shut down because of this type of activity. I have read others having the same issue with Cap One CCs.
Sep 10, 20, 11:50 pm
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Views: 12,171
Posted By ericdabbs

Ok so now we can put this issue to bed in that...

Ok so now we can put this issue to bed in that the USPS MO avenue remains dead.
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