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i got a prepaid debit card to use to buy a game off of steam and when i tried to buy it it said that i was declined so i tried adding it to my paypal and i had to try it over and over again

anyways when i got it to work paypal had charged me $4 and i didnt even buy anything now i cant get GTa 4 because it was a $50 gift card and now it has only $46 on it

and body know how i can get my money back from paypal
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I'm not sure but I don't think you can get that money back. Do you think it was a special charge for using a prepaid, or did you get ask to become a verified member?

I usually don't mind paying small amounts for small things but what happened to you is real bad luck.

I was charged before to link my credit card to my account for the first time, it was to become a verified member, it's some thing called expanded use verification or something. But I didn't know they did a similar thing for prepaids.
Edited by waynex - 12/13/08 at 11:24am
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im just going to have to get it off of newegg and hope my mom doesn't open the box
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Call paypal and ask what the charge was for

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yea but when its not showing the charge on paypal its showing it on the pre paid debit card website
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the charge is for the activation fee. i used to use the prepaid cards till i got my debit card. they take off 4 bucks for activation and then i think if im correct, they take off money every month...im not really sure bout the last part.

*paypal didnt charge you...the company of the creator of the card did when the owner of the store you bought it from scanned it...
    
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It is probably a temporary charge to test if your credit card was real or not and it will be refunded within a few business days. They did the same thing with 0.25 on my bank accounts (both of them)

If the charge is not from paypal and its from Visa or whoevers card it is, yes it is activation fee

If it is paypal, its only a test. Paypal does not cost you anything to buy stuff - only for sellers, they pay fees on incoming payments.

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the charge is for the activation fee. i used to use the prepaid cards till i got my debit card. they take off 4 bucks for activation and then i think if im correct, they take off money every month...im not really sure bout the last part.
Are you talking out of your ass? Paypal doesnt charge you for having a debit card!!!
    
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i honestly dont think its temporary...they can only take money off the card, never put some back in...
    
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post #9 of 15
For prepaid cards, I have never encountered an Activation Charge. I know there is a Activation wait period, which is supposed to be 24 hours, but usually you can use it before then.

I don't use Paypal, so I can't help you there.
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anybody know a place were i can buy the game key
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