Getting iMac with money from PayPal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by upsguy27, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    Okay, so I have around $2000 in PayPal, and I would like to go to an Apple store and use it. I have the PayPal debit card, but it's not in my name, so I can't use it. I could transfer it to a credit card, but that takes 3-5 days and everytime I've done that in the past it's screwed up and I've lost money. So, is there any other way I can do it? Through gift cards, I don't know. Any ideas?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you have the paypal debit card, but it's not in your name? Sounds to me like it was stolen.
     
  3. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, it's in my dad's name, but he's out of town.
     
  4. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    My paypal card is in my dads name to but i still use it. No store checks I.D. for credit/debit cards anymore so it works out. And on the slight chance they do i just use it as a debit and all is fine again.
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    just transfer to bank account. you won't lose money. if you do you can get it back. or go pay somewhere and get cash back a few times
     
  6. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm... that might work. Anyone else done this?
     
  7. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    i used to work in a shop, all be it a clothes shop, and people never check the card they're using. maybe different with such a expensive purchase, but who knows.

    any chance of just waiting for your dad to come back out of town? or buying apple giftcards online with the debit card?
     
  8. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    If you think the Apple Store won't ask for an ID when you're buying an iMac then you're crazy. :cool:
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    When I went to the Apple store to buy my MBP, they checked my ID.
     
  10. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just came back from the Apple store - they wanted my ID, and they let me use the card even though my name isn't on it.
     
  11. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    maybe different in the uk, but i didn't have to show any ID. although i suppose i did show a letter proving i was going to be a student, which had my address on and stuff.
     

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