Amazon no longer accepting VISA

Amazon no longer accepting VISA

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@ghost-of-a-duke said
Was on BBC news, so a real thing.

(Will only kick in from January, unless the dispute is resolved.)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200

Here’s the story. Change to MasterCard.

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@ghost-of-a-duke said
Was on BBC news, so a real thing.

(Will only kick in from January, unless the dispute is resolved.)
Oh wow, really.
lol I was convinced it was a scam now 😂

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@moonbus said
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200

Here’s the story. Change to MasterCard.
Okay, apparently this is in the UK.

I haven't heard anything about this in the US.

It's probably coming, unless Visa can negotiate a workaround.

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@suzianne said
Okay, apparently this is in the UK.

I haven't heard anything about this in the US.

It's probably coming, unless Visa can negotiate a workaround.
It’ll be interesting to see who gives ground, VISA or amazon. Battle of the Titans.

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@moonbus said
It’ll be interesting to see who gives ground, VISA or amazon. Battle of the Titans.
I reckon it’s a tactic to get VISA customers to switch to Amazon Mastercard.

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@divegeester said
Oh wow, really.
lol I was convinced it was a scam now 😂
The scammers are adept at duplicating genuine messages. Caution is the better route, until verified. Once scammers know there are genuine messages being sent, they get active. Your message might still be a scam duplicate, you know.

Don’t click on any links ostensibly to confirm your account details.

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LOL....So now Amazon is dictating what Credit Card you use for transactions?

-VR

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@moonbus said
The scammers are adept at duplicating genuine messages. Caution is the better route, until verified. Once scammers know there are genuine messages being sent, they get active. Your message might still be a scam duplicate, you know.

Don’t click on any links ostensibly to confirm your account details.
I haven’t, thanks for the advice.

I’ve not got VISA anyway, I’m already Mastercard which makes my email even more suspect.

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@very-rusty said
So now Amazon is dictating what Credit Card you use for transactions?
They are dictating some of the ones which cannot be used.

As Russ pointed out they are still accepting Amex with their notoriously high fees, which makes me wonder what the real motivation is with them blocking VISA. As I said, I think they are going to be pushing offers to take up their own, already heavily advertised, Mastercard.

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@very-rusty said
LOL....So now Amazon is dictating what Credit Card you use for transactions?

-VR
They are trying to reduce transaction fees. Most companies would, so long as it doesn’t drive customers away.

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition nr 2: make it easy for the customer to lose his money.

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

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@moonbus said
They are trying to reduce transaction fees. Most companies would, so long as it doesn’t drive customers away.

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition nr 1: make it easy for the customer to spend money.
I don't order from Amazon myself but know many who do and they all use Visa, and spend far too much money in my opinion but that is their business.

They could find themselves without those customers if they try and strong arm the issue.

-VR

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@divegeester said
They are dictating some of the ones which cannot be used.

As Russ pointed out they are still accepting Amex with their notoriously high fees, which makes me wonder what the real motivation is with them blocking VISA. As I said, I think they are going to be pushing offers to take up their own, already heavily advertised, Mastercard.
how many people actually use AmEx compared to VISA? And do AmEx customers spend more per transaction? It’s all in the bookkeeping. I’m sure this is being driven by sheer number calculations.

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@moonbus said
how many people actually use AmEx compared to VISA? And do AmEx customers spend more per transaction? It’s all in the bookkeeping. I’m sure this is being driven by sheer number calculations.
Good point.

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@russ said
Yet they continue to take Amex.

At RHP we will continue to accept bottle tops if you ask nicely.
And here’s me throwing away my bottle tops 😳

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@trev33 said
And here’s me throwing away my bottle tops 😳
Milk doesn’t count.

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