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To think that Tesco should bloody well accept Visa Electron.

(10 Posts)
lissielovessparklers Fri 06-Nov-09 18:43:57

Just tried to buy some Christmas pressies. all set up, ready to go... and they accept every other bloody card. they accept it instore, they accept it in the tesco grocery bit, so why not on the direct site?

am not happy.

MrsSaxon Fri 06-Nov-09 20:19:26

yanbu, I feel your pain, try asda.

Cerened Fri 06-Nov-09 20:22:42

Oh that's no good to hear. I have to do the next two weeks shop online. Normally use VE in store with no probs.

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 06-Nov-09 20:24:49

they don't accept it in the online grocery either, nor do Ocado [hmmph]

tummytickler Fri 06-Nov-09 21:00:06

I know, I spent an hour doing an online shop, just to find out at checkout that they did not take it. i was angry.
Sainsburys do, though. And now I do all my shopping with them! Maybe Sainsburys will have the pressies you are after!

nancy75 Fri 06-Nov-09 21:03:35

i didnt think anywhere took visa electron other than instore - i know when i worked in a shop it was the one card you could never type the number in - it has to be swiped. iirc all other cards store all the info in the long number across the front of the card but visa electron does not - all info is in the strip/chip.

dawntigga Fri 06-Nov-09 21:04:29

Visa Electron cards are supposed to be used in the first person i.e. you have to actually be in the store. If you are ordering online they should be declined. Some merchants will allow them to go through but they take the transaction as unsecured at their own risk - they run the risk of having their merchant account closed etc. going agains TOS.

This is a Scheme rule not a merchant rule so YABU.


halfcut Fri 06-Nov-09 21:05:48

I have used my Visa electron online loads of times [confused]

tummytickler Fri 06-Nov-09 21:10:11

I have used mine online loads too - in fact I think Tesco is one of only a very few who haven't taken it - and i shop online a lot blush

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 06-Nov-09 21:22:18

Tesco and Ocado only ones that haven't accepted it for me.

I make payments with

Very (used to be Littlewoods direct)
The Trainline
Perfect Pizza
and a whole host of others that I can't currently remember - but some of them regular monthly payments.

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