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    Does anyone know?

    If any companies DONT take a Visa Electron card? As I have just switched from RBS to Abbey.

    Thanks, rep for helpers..

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    Blockbuster don't and I think Dell don't either, there quite a few

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    Tesco don't

    Original Poster

    Thanks..

    Blockbusters online dont, they use the type of card as verification that you are over 18 and as a person under the age of 18 can aquire a visa electron card, they dont accept this. it would mean that they would need an alternative wywtem in place to verify your age.

    Quite a lot of places don't take Electron from the wiki (I know lol)

    Visa Electron card accounts cannot be overdrawn. As a comparison, Visa … Visa Electron card accounts cannot be overdrawn. As a comparison, Visa Debit cards allow tranfers of unavailable funds below a certain limit. As a result, some online stores and all offline terminals (e.g. onboard trains or planes) do not support Visa Electron because their systems cannot check for the availability of funds.



    In the United Kingdom, the card is not as widely accepted as the brother … In the United Kingdom, the card is not as widely accepted as the brother Visa Debit card, but is often issued by banks as a debit card for children's accounts. In some countries, like Australia, retailers are required to accept the card as part of VISA's Accept All Cards Policy, which also applies to the normal Visa Debit card, although the card is not available locally.[citation needed]

    barneydog;2820249

    Blockbuster don't and I think Dell don't either, there quite a fewEdit … Blockbuster don't and I think Dell don't either, there quite a fewEdit Tesco don't



    tesco do, i have used mine on there.

    Blockbusters online definatly don't
    EDIT: Sorry never noticed the other post.

    tesco stores do but tesco filling stations dont accept them,or my local doesnt!

    Original Poster

    Have you tried BL?

    Tesco entertainment definitly don't online.

    Dell do though as i bought my laptop using it.

    dontdothatagain;2820267

    Have you tried BL?



    I haven't but I know people who have :thumbsup:

    homerian;2820258

    tesco do, i have used mine on there.



    Tesco Groceries don't unless your bank upgrades your card

    We accept the following method of payments: Visa, Mastercard, … We accept the following method of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Solo, Delta, Clubcard Plus.We don't accept Electron cards, cash, cheques or paper vouchers/coupons.If you do have an Electron card please check with your issuing bank as they can upgrade your card to allow you to shop online with us.



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    My mistake I should have made it clearer, I meant Tesco online

    Original Poster

    borolad94;2820276

    I haven't but I know people who have :thumbsup:



    :thumbsup:

    Tesco filling stations do, I've used mine there
    and online if there is no visa electron section of what your buying, use the visa section 9.5 times out of ten it will work

    a lot of shops won't take them instore either as you can't make an imprint of the card so their backup swipe machines won't take them

    Original Poster

    Thanks

    [COLOR="Purple"]Errr - I thought you were 13 - how can you have a visa card?[/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    Its a Visa electron. Its with Abbey, 11 - 16 yr old..:)

    matt3454;2820270

    Tesco entertainment definitly don't online.Dell do though as i bought my … Tesco entertainment definitly don't online.Dell do though as i bought my laptop using it.



    Thats funny it says on there website they don'tDell accepts VISA, … Thats funny it says on there website they don'tDell accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Maestro. Dell UK can only accept UK issued and billed credit cards. We do not accept Electron or Solo cards.



    www1.euro.dell.com/con…dhs

    Tesco Direct take Visa Electron cards ive brought stuff from them in the past when i had one!

    Original Poster

    Thanks

    Banned

    asda do

    chrysha;2820310

    [COLOR="Purple"]Errr - I thought you were 13 - how can you have a visa … [COLOR="Purple"]Errr - I thought you were 13 - how can you have a visa card?[/COLOR]



    my son is 11 and he has just received his card from barclays - a visa CONNECT same as me!
    (not electron)

    Original Poster

    Is that any good?

    barneydog;2820321

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/topics/payment/plastic?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs



    Thats weird lol. I brought the laptop around April time I think, so either its a recent implementation or its because i bought it off the business side of the site.

    Or maybe my dad paid for it on his card lol. I don't actually remember.

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    barneydog;2820249

    Tesco don't



    They take mine :?

    dontdothatagain;2820379

    Is that any good?



    well ive not had it refused anywhere as its a standard debit not 'electron'

    Original Poster

    Foosball Chum;2820382

    They take mine :?



    How old are you? :?

    Original Poster

    loupomm;2820399

    well ive not had it refused anywhere as its a standard debit not … well ive not had it refused anywhere as its a standard debit not 'electron'



    ok, thanks

    Banned

    What you buying me DDTA?

    barneydog;2820280

    Tesco Groceries don't unless your bank upgrades your cardEditMy mistake I … Tesco Groceries don't unless your bank upgrades your cardEditMy mistake I should have made it clearer, I meant Tesco online



    This is weird as i have used mine online too

    mummyspam1985;2820414

    This is weird as i have used mine online too



    Perhaps some banks upgrade Electron cards when the holder reaches 18 years of age.

    I don't have one but my OH does and it annoys the hell out of her when she can't use it as she doesn't like using credit cards.

    Original Poster

    So, I'll try it and see

    Hi , Odeon cinema doesn't take them.

    Original Poster

    I dont go there anyway

    loupomm;2820371

    my son is 11 and he has just received his card from barclays - a visa … my son is 11 and he has just received his card from barclays - a visa CONNECT same as me! (not electron)



    are u sure its just the same as yours, but without the cheque guarantee bit? Which practically makes it an electron.

    Not that it makes any difference tho lol, an electron will always go through the terminals, just the shops say no!

    Off subject tho, it is quite shocking that someone so young needs such a debit card, it was cash cards when I was that age, and that was lucky lol!

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    aircanman;2821142

    are u sure its just the same as yours, but without the cheque guarantee … are u sure its just the same as yours, but without the cheque guarantee bit? Which practically makes it an electron. Not that it makes any difference tho lol, an electron will always go through the terminals, just the shops say no! Off subject tho, it is quite shocking that someone so young needs such a debit card, it was cash cards when I was that age, and that was lucky lol!



    I wont be using it that much tho! :thumbsup:

    dontdothatagain;2821148

    I wont be using it that much tho! :thumbsup:



    oh ok lol.

    As said a few posts above, try to get a card with barclays. You will end up with an overall better credit rating if you use a bank, and you should get a real debit card quicker. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    aircanman;2821212

    oh ok lol. As said a few posts above, try to get a card with barclays. … oh ok lol. As said a few posts above, try to get a card with barclays. You will end up with an overall better credit rating if you use a bank, and you should get a real debit card quicker. :thumbsup:



    Too late. Already switched..:oops:

    dontdothatagain;2821359

    Too late. Already switched..:oops:



    switch again lol, dont make any difference. just walk into barclays and open an account. let the abbey one run dry lol, then close it.

    Original Poster

    Cant. Dont have a Barclays. Only RBS and Abbey...:x
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