Can't use Maestro card on PayPal?

Discussion in 'Banking, credit cards, etc' started by mike14991499, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. mike14991499

    mike14991499 Guest

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. ClubMan

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    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?
     
  3. mike14991499

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    yes, maestro is owned by mastercard
     
  4. ClubMan

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    But it not a MasterCard credit card!

     
  5. mike14991499

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    so that mean, I can't use my maestro card on Paypal?
     
  6. mathepac

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    No because Maestro is a debit card.
     
  7. mike14991499

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    oh, ok.

    thanks for answers
     
  8. onlineprint

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    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
     
  9. europhile

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    By the way, I've had problems using Paypal with Firefox; have had to use Explorer instead.
     
  10. ClubMan

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    I've never had any problems with PayPal in Firefox.
     
  11. europhile

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    Well, I do. It could have something to do with Vista.
     
  12. ClubMan

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    I'd put money on it being some localised problem rather than something fundamentally broken in terms of Firefox/Vista/PayPal interactions though.
     
  13. Jondlar

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    PayPal allows using CreditCards AND Debit Cards.
     
  14. ClubMan

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    Re: Maestro card problem

    As I said above....
    No explicit mention of Maestro.
     
  15. macplaxton

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    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).