A couple of months ago, I was given a Visa giftcard in the amount of 25 dollars. Never got around to using it.
So today, I used it to buy an Amazon gift certificate for my brother.
An hour or so later I got an email from Amazon saying “e’re writing to let you know that we are having difficulty processing your payment for the above order.” and going on to say the bank wouldn’t say why it was declined.
Oooookay. Maybe because my billing address bears no resemblance to the card’s issuer.
So I tried linking it to my Paypal account - which was all well and good until I tried to use it to send some money (to my Lending Tree account, for what that’s worth).
I’ve checked the online site for the card (giftcardmall.com - do NOT do what I did at first and spell that last as “mail” as it leads to cybersquatters) and yep, there’s 25 bucks on that account.
So how on earth do I use the damn thing? Anyone else ever run into this situation?