AnnoyiNG things. I can see you're on your lunch break ...FREE FOR A CHAT?

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by Winckle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:39 pm

KK wrote:Been given one of those prepaid digital Mastercards and they’re a right royal pain in the arse. Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, tbh. Every site I’ve used the provider has declined the payment, despite being well under the amount loaded on the card. What sites do these strawberry floating things work on, exactly? Any advice appreciated, as I’m a bit tired of trying different shops attempting to find something that is just the right amount only to be declined.

I used one at Liverpool FC's official store without hassle, though I appreciate that's not much use to you.

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by KK » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:03 pm

The way things are going with this bloody thing, as of 5 minutes ago I’m now a massive Liverpool fan and want to buy all their merchandise.

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by Heskimo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:14 pm

KK wrote:Been given one of those prepaid digital Mastercards and they’re a right royal pain in the arse. Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, tbh. Every site I’ve used the provider has declined the payment, despite being well under the amount loaded on the card. What sites do these strawberry floating things work on, exactly? Any advice appreciated, as I’m a bit tired of trying different shops attempting to find something that is just the right amount only to be declined.


I feel like I've got around this issue with a Visa one by adding it as a payment option on my PayPal account then purchasing using PayPal. Can't guarantee that was what worked for me but I feel like it was. But had to make sure the spend was bang on or underneath as at the time I couldn't split the payment between different cards/payment methods. Might be possible with that newer method of splitting bills, not sure.

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by <]:^D » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 pm

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by KK » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:25 pm

Says no porno chanel in the terms and conditions.

I’ll give the PayPal thing a go tomorrow.

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by Ironhide » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 pm

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by Green Gecko » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:06 pm

Most card payment processors are probably adding fraud prevention checks - if there isn't a physical address associated with the "card" then it will fail as the match will come back empty. Maybe there's a MasterCard website where you can register it and add address information?

This is called an AVS check, as if anyone cares.

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by Heskimo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:07 am

Green Gecko wrote:Most card payment processors are probably adding fraud prevention checks - if there isn't a physical address associated with the "card" then it will fail as the match will come back empty. Maybe there's a MasterCard website where you can register it and add address information?

This is called an AVS check, as if anyone cares.


Ah yeah, I think I had to register my Visa card to use it which probably helped it go through.

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by Lotus » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:49 am

KK wrote:Been given one of those prepaid digital Mastercards and they’re a right royal pain in the arse. Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, tbh. Every site I’ve used the provider has declined the payment, despite being well under the amount loaded on the card. What sites do these strawberry floating things work on, exactly? Any advice appreciated, as I’m a bit tired of trying different shops attempting to find something that is just the right amount only to be declined.

I've been given those before, and yeah they're a right hassle. On the card that came with it was something like "use me just like a debit card!" or some bullshit, but because you don't get a PIN with it, you can't actually use it in a shop like, y'know, a debit card.

I found two places that accepted it; Debenhams, and John Lewis. I just bought a load of John Lewis gift cards, as I was getting close to the expiry and they were deducting money from it each month :x :fp:

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by Vermilion » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:16 pm

The fact that i have to mask up on public transport, yet some guy can board the train without one and spend his time swigging a full bottle of Jack Daniels and getting shouty, with no members of staff to be seen anywhere.

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by KK » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:08 am

I ended up purchasing Amazon virtual gift cards with the virtual Mastercard. More money into the bank of Bezos. :fp:

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by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:03 pm

The price gouging on Uber Eats and Deliveroo is unbelievable. Every menu item is at least 20% more expensive than in-store, £2 delivery fees from places less than half a mile away, and then a 10% service fee top of everything?

I just saw a 2 for 1 offer on Krispy Kreme glazed dozens, and with all the above bullshit, it's literally more expensive that two separate dozens.

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by Tsunade » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:07 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:The price gouging on Uber Eats and Deliveroo is unbelievable. Every menu item is at least 20% more expensive than in-store, £2 delivery fees from places less than half a mile away, and then a 10% service fee top of everything?

I just saw a 2 for 1 offer on Krispy Kreme glazed dozens, and with all the above bullshit, it's literally more expensive that two separate dozens.

My partner visited his nan the other day as shes been self isolating and wanted some company and they went to order McDonalds through Uber Eats. The nearest maccies to his nans is less than a mile away. They wanted £3.99 because it's "far away from the restaurant"

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by Lagamorph » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:02 pm

It definitely didn't used to be that kind of mark up. Suspect they've bumped it up to take advantage of the current situation.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:29 pm

I think Uber eats doesn't make money as it is, so it's only going to get more expensive.

And Uber closed something stupid like 70 offices last month. They're still hemeraging money (1 bill quarter usually, but more when they need to pay a fine or write something off) and apparently only actually make a profit in about half a dozen cities worldwide.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:29 pm

The service fee is fairly new as part of a reshuffling of delivery fees, but I think it came in just before lockdown.

The markup on individual items has always been the case, though. KFC adds about £4 to all of their buckets.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:20 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:The price gouging on Uber Eats and Deliveroo is unbelievable. Every menu item is at least 20% more expensive than in-store, £2 delivery fees from places less than half a mile away, and then a 10% service fee top of everything?

I just saw a 2 for 1 offer on Krispy Kreme glazed dozens, and with all the above bullshit, it's literally more expensive that two separate dozens.

The retailers will be doing this because previously these delivery services would take MASSIVE 30-40% cuts and drive the actual restaurants out of business. So now the businesses are saying strawberry float that and upping their delivery prices if you want to get takeaway.

Much better off just phoning them and collecting it. The fees those apps charge the businesses are insane.

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by Drumstick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:29 pm

Just order from the restaurants direct and cut out the middle man/woman.

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by KK » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:13 pm

I had a Domino’s over the weekend for the first time in around 4 months as they had 50% off. Was flawless. Arrived in 15 minutes. Driver was also wearing a mask.

On the basis of the ticket number though, orders appeared to be down by at least 40% on a normal Saturday.

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by Vermilion » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:16 pm

Some bastard stole one of my painted rocks from the local pandemic python today! :x


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