Is this because of the new “chip & pin” on credit cards that became law in the UK on 1st Jan?
Do you get some kind of message when it refuses your card?
Have you a card without a security code on the back? Paypal won’t accept them: this is the case with Solo and Electron cards, but Paypal still shows their logos :dubious:
I am using the same visa card that I was using all last year. Today was the first time I’ve used it on Ebay this year, which is what made me wonder if it had something to do with this “chip & pin” thingy.
This is the message I got when my card was refused:
As there is no outcry on the net about UK buyers not being able to use their cards on Ebay purchases, I guess the problem is elsewhere. I’m going to have to have a word with my bank.
Probably something as simple as the bank flagging all new eBay CC users. If they’ve had a few bad experiences with fraud, they might require a phone call for authorization.