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#1

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:17 PM

I bought a Walmart Moneycard prepaid "Debit Visa", am I able to buy Minecraft using this method? Or do I have to put it in paypal? If so how do I do it?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I've gotten the card activated, added it to paypal, and tried to buy it using Paypal and this is what happened:

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EDIT2: I tried the Visa way instead, and now it friggin locked my darn card for 24 hours? Really? WTF? How hard is this supposed to be!?!?

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#2

KingofKingsHF
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:18 PM

I believe so. If you cannot find the option on the website try contacting Mojang.
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acidxxrain
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

Yes you can, that's how I bought Minecraft.
Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!
Punch it with an aircraft carrier. It's the only way to be sure.
"nine out of ten voices in my head agree that I am sane" "I am reborn as an ocelot. You disapprove."

#4

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

By contact do you mean by phone or email? The Minecraft website is loading very slow for me :/ I bet it's probably the server or something...

#5

evilclownkilla36
  • Minecraft: sethiscool1718

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:20 PM

well you could try using the pre paid debit card but i would use pay pal. i think it would work. i wouldn't know if it would work cause i didn't buy minecraft with a pre paid card

#6

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:23 PM

View Postacidxxrain, on 24 December 2011 - 09:19 PM, said:

Yes you can, that's how I bought Minecraft.

Oh really? Please tell me how to! I'm pretty clueless right now because Paypal is telling me to give this.. Moneypak number? I don't know if my card is moneypak, it says moneycard but not moneypak :(

What button(s) do I click for Paypal?? I can only see Bank Account or Moneypak but nothing like debit

#7

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:25 PM

i used to be able to add those cards to credit cards in paypal under my profile add/edit credit cards
but i recently tried to use one and it wouldnt add, i think they changed the policy in paypal and dont accept preloaded cards
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#8

acidxxrain
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

View PostYummyTomatoesYay, on 24 December 2011 - 09:21 PM, said:

Oh really? Please tell me how to! I'm pretty clueless right now because Paypal is telling me to give this.. Moneypak number? I don't know if my card is moneypak, it says moneycard but not moneypak :(

Alright. I didn't have to even use paypal when I bought it I just entered the card number information like you would a credit card. Just selected Visa and entered the card information. (Also, you activated the card on the website right?)
Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!
Punch it with an aircraft carrier. It's the only way to be sure.
"nine out of ten voices in my head agree that I am sane" "I am reborn as an ocelot. You disapprove."

#9

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:29 PM

Oh, I didn't activate the card, I think that's the problem. But activating it requires my social security # and that sounds like something they'll bite me with if I enter it... Oh well I don't want to waste the money I spent into it :(

#10

acidxxrain
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

View PostYummyTomatoesYay, on 24 December 2011 - 09:29 PM, said:

Oh, I didn't activate the card, I think that's the problem. But activating it requires my social security # and that sounds like something they'll bite me with if I enter it... Oh well I don't want to waste the money I spent into it :(

Yeah I was worried about that too. If you read the fine print of the card it says you must be 16 years or older to use it I think? IF you are under this age have someone activate it for you like your parents or someone. (I'm 14 so my dad helped me with it, so the card is under his name but I use it sometimes)
Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!
Punch it with an aircraft carrier. It's the only way to be sure.
"nine out of ten voices in my head agree that I am sane" "I am reborn as an ocelot. You disapprove."

#11

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

View Postacidxxrain, on 24 December 2011 - 09:32 PM, said:

Yeah I was worried about that too. If you read the fine print of the card it says you must be 16 years or older to use it I think? IF you are under this age have someone activate it for you like your parents or someone. (I'm 14 so my dad helped me with it, so the card is under his name but I use it sometimes)

Thanks, I activated it and I added it into Paypal, but Minecraft won't accept it for some reason?

EDIT: I just checked, it seems like it was added to Paypal but it shows up as $0 for my balance.... what happened?

#12

acidxxrain
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:45 PM

View PostYummyTomatoesYay, on 24 December 2011 - 09:43 PM, said:

Thanks, I activated it and I added it into Paypal, but Minecraft won't accept it for some reason?

EDIT: I just checked, it seems like it was added to Paypal but it shows up as $0 for my balance.... what happened?

I'm sorry I can't help you with this, I have no experience with Paypal :(
Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!
Punch it with an aircraft carrier. It's the only way to be sure.
"nine out of ten voices in my head agree that I am sane" "I am reborn as an ocelot. You disapprove."

#13

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:47 PM

View Postacidxxrain, on 24 December 2011 - 09:45 PM, said:

I'm sorry I can't help you with this, I have no experience with Paypal :(

It's okay, atleast I was able to add a card into paypal.. If I could do that how come Minecraft still wouldn't accept my card? D:

#14

falconfetus8
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

As others have said, yes you can.
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#15

acidxxrain
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

View PostYummyTomatoesYay, on 24 December 2011 - 09:47 PM, said:

It's okay, atleast I was able to add a card into paypal.. If I could do that how come Minecraft still wouldn't accept my card? D:

As I said earlier, I never added the card to paypal just entered the card number directly under Visa. When your at the buy screen of minecraft it shows all the brands for method of purchase right? Try selecting Visa instead of paypal maybe that might work.
Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!
Punch it with an aircraft carrier. It's the only way to be sure.
"nine out of ten voices in my head agree that I am sane" "I am reborn as an ocelot. You disapprove."

#16

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

Thanks, but right now I'm wondering how I am able to use it... On Paypal I've added my card, but when I click on "overview" it says "0.00 USD" and Minecraft keeps telling me my transactions failed..

@acidxxrain

I tried that but it says the transaction failed D:

#17

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:02 PM

Ooooh great... now I can't use the card for 24 hours because it kept failing and wouldn't let me buy anything... -.-

Also I only have 2 posts left until 24 hours.. Great... -_-

#18

Mein Kraft
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

View PostYummyTomatoesYay, on 24 December 2011 - 09:53 PM, said:

Thanks, but right now I'm wondering how I am able to use it... On Paypal I've added my card, but when I click on "overview" it says "0.00 USD" and Minecraft keeps telling me my transactions failed..

@acidxxrain

I tried that but it says the transaction failed D:

I'm afraid I have no experience with prepaid cards, but try Walmart's page:

https://www.walmartm...ard.com/walmart

There's something about applying Moneypak there.

On the subject of Paypal, a prepaid credit card is supposed to behave like a regular credit card, right? In which case it wouldn't show a balance.

About Minecraft.net, there seems to be something wrong with the site right now. Lots of others are having similar problems, so this may be the reason your transaction isn't going through.

Good luck!
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#19

bay805
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

I tried to buy mine craft last year with a walmart visa gift card and it would not let me.

#20

YummyTomatoesYay

Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:09 PM

But mine isn't a gift card :( And it's still locked right now... Does anyone know how to contact Merchant/Mojang to lift my lock?