I use prepaid american express cards and on the whole they work great. You just have to be aware that if you also combine it with a B&N giftcard it will still charge $1 to the prepaid amex card even if there is a balance on the giftcard, you'll get it back as it's a pending/hold transaction but can take upto 10 business days for that to happen and at least 7 days.
Also you can't use prepaid amex/visa/mastercards for magazine or newspaper subscriptions
I'm giving a Nook Color to both of my sons for Christmas. I want to set up an account for each of them without using my credit card. Has anyone had any luck using a pre-paid Visa or Mastercard debit card to register a Nook account? If so, what type did you use?
I realize that you can password protect the Nook from purchases, but I don't want to do that. They get B&N gift cards and can register them with their own account, and I want them to be able to buy something using their gift cards without having to go "Daaaaaad--come enter the password for me, please!" or be able to buy something with their gift cards if they are away from home.
If the card can have an actual physical address "associated" to the card then this can work. If it is one of those cards that you buy off a rack (ie Visa/MC/AE giftcards) then it won't work. There have been a few threads running around concerning this. I know that at that time, people were able to get "pre-loaded" Debit cards from their banks that had a physical address associated with the cards and those worked for them.
I hope this helps. Happy Friday.