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Old 07-07-2008, 10:31 PM
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Default Can't use Maestro card on PayPal?

Hi!

When I want to add my maestro card to my Paypal account, I get the error message, that the card number I typed is not correct. I am sure, I typed in correct number. Does anybody know, what is wrong?

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:37 PM
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Just logged into my account and it looks like the only cards that they deal with are VISA, MasterCard, 3V and American Express! Are you sure that they take Maestro?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
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yes, maestro is owned by mastercard
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:46 PM
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yes, maestro is owned by mastercard
But it not a MasterCard credit card!

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What credit cards can I use with PayPal?

You can use Visa, MasterCard, and American Express to fund your PayPal payments.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: Maestro card problem

so that mean, I can't use my maestro card on Paypal?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:59 PM
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No because Maestro is a debit card.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:02 PM
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oh, ok.

thanks for answers
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: Maestro card problem

Try Wirecard www.wirecard.com.
Is a Internet based Mastercard via Wirecard Bank in Germany. No plastic card thou for Irish residents, just for Internet use. It will work with Paypal and Ebay etc
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: Can't use Maestro card on PayPal?

By the way, I've had problems using Paypal with Firefox; have had to use Explorer instead.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:39 AM
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I've never had any problems with PayPal in Firefox.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:21 AM
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Well, I do. It could have something to do with Vista.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:24 AM
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Well, I do.
I'd put money on it being some localised problem rather than something fundamentally broken in terms of Firefox/Vista/PayPal interactions though.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:06 PM
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No because Maestro is a debit card.
PayPal allows using CreditCards AND Debit Cards.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:11 PM
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PayPal allows using CreditCards AND Debit Cards.
As I said above....
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Just logged into my account and it looks like the only cards that they deal with are VISA, MasterCard, 3V and American Express! Are you sure that they take Maestro?
No explicit mention of Maestro.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: Can't use Maestro card on PayPal?

PayPal in Ireland is useless with limited funding options. At least PayPal in the UK accepts various debit cards making it slightly more useful.

In short PP IE don't take Maestro.

I wonder why? Technical reasons or just PP nonsense reasons to do with ability to chargeback?

I'm just as baffled as to why Ryanair doesn't take Laser.....(Aer Lingus does).
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