The Prepaid Card things were not a surprise. …

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Comment posted 10 Things… by Carol.

The Prepaid Card things were not a surprise. I learned the hard way. I was give an prepaid Visa as a gift card last May. It cost an additional $3.50 for the purchase on $35 card.
I tried to use it against a larger purchase as Walmart and it appeared not to be activited. It ended up being the clerk not using it correctly to process the charge.
I used it for a purchase of 32.49 leaving a balance of $2.51 on the card.
I forgot about the card until last mont. I went online to see what balance was left. I had been charged $2.50 in the seventh month, leaving $0.01 balance. Then I was charged $2.50 again, leaving a negative balance. Needless to say I’m not paying that back ;o)
Had there been a balance on the card it would have cost $8.50 for the $32.49 I got for a gift – over 25%.

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Carol March 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

The Prepaid Card things were not a surprise. I learned the hard way. I was give an prepaid Visa as a gift card last May. It cost an additional $3.50 for the purchase on $35 card.
I tried to use it against a larger purchase as Walmart and it appeared not to be activited. It ended up being the clerk not using it correctly to process the charge.
I used it for a purchase of 32.49 leaving a balance of $2.51 on the card.
I forgot about the card until last mont. I went online to see what balance was left. I had been charged $2.50 in the seventh month, leaving $0.01 balance. Then I was charged $2.50 again, leaving a negative balance. Needless to say I’m not paying that back ;o)
Had there been a balance on the card it would have cost $8.50 for the $32.49 I got for a gift – over 25%.

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