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kamas716
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New giftcard protocol at B&N?

My wife bought a couple of eBooks this week, and in checking the balances on the gift cards, they used the two smallest cards first. 

 

Perhaps all the complaining finally got through to someone and they did something right?  Anyway, I'm happy with the way things turned out.

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eaglewomanEP
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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?

Thats good if they finally get it right. Another thing that happened to me with the GC, got several for my b/d, took them to B&N to have them combined into one and they only did part of them, said they can only do 3 transactions in one day????????????

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5ivedom
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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?

That would be cool if they changed that.

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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?


eaglewomanEP wrote:

Thats good if they finally get it right. Another thing that happened to me with the GC, got several for my b/d, took them to B&N to have them combined into one and they only did part of them, said they can only do 3 transactions in one day????????????


There are very strict laws involving the use of gift cards (to combat money laundering), and one of the restrictions is a limit on how many times a card can be loaded and the maximum dollar amount allowed to be loaded on a given card.

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5ivedom
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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?

FlyingToastr, thanks for the explanation.

 

I'm having fun imagining a couple of Colombian drug lords using B&N gift cards to money launder their ill-gotten gains.

 

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Mercury_Glitch
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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?


5ivedom wrote:

FlyingToastr, thanks for the explanation.

 

I'm having fun imagining a couple of Colombian drug lords using B&N gift cards to money launder their ill-gotten gains.

 


It's more so the people who steal credit cards (pre-paid or not) use them to buy gift cards, use the gift cards to buy merchandise and then return or sell the merchandise.  If they return it they've got a new gift card and it adds another layer to tracking down and terminating the fraudulent gift card, if they sell what they've bought they make 100% profit. 

 

 

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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?

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Mercury_Glitch wrote:

5ivedom wrote:

FlyingToastr, thanks for the explanation.

 

I'm having fun imagining a couple of Colombian drug lords using B&N gift cards to money launder their ill-gotten gains.

 


It's more so the people who steal credit cards (pre-paid or not) use them to buy gift cards, use the gift cards to buy merchandise and then return or sell the merchandise.  If they return it they've got a new gift card and it adds another layer to tracking down and terminating the fraudulent gift card, if they sell what they've bought they make 100% profit. 

 

 



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Re: New giftcard protocol at B&N?

thanks for the explanation Mercury Glitch.

 

I'd read about that - rings of thieves that steal stuff from stores like BestBuy.