Originally Posted by PANIKZ
Sorry to hear about the card problems guys, iv spoke to our merchant gateway today and they have had a look at it so if anyone wants to try again id appreciate it so we can see if its working ok,..
Most transaction are fine its the odd one here an there , annoying really when you don't know what's causing it, but maybe some banks secure systems are seeing it as dodgy to uk,..
Hope you didn't take my post as negative...
Well worth dealing with that minor inconvenience for the greater convenience of being able to pay with a card. I don't believe, in my case, the problem was with your merchant gateway. More likely along the lines of what Smug Pepe suggested. Especially since using a different card allowed my order to go through without a hitch.
I suspect I will place another order when BR's gear lists, so will try the card again then, for the hell of it. And if it doesn't work, no sweat, 'cause I have one I know will.
Originally Posted by Smug_Pepe
I've ordered from many seedbank over the years, only a few I have had this issue with. For example purposes only, I've ordered from banks in Spain then might have had this issue when ordering from the UK. It usually only happens with newer credit cards but once u call and remove the foreign purchases block you'll never have that issue again.
It's not just seedbanks, I've tried to order a laptop from best buy and my credit card company denied the purchase and contacted me to verify it was me making the purchase.
Fraud protection monitors for certain types of purchases that are out of your normal purchasing behavior. Like making multiple purchases quickly, buying high value electronics, or the odd purchase from a foreign country.
Not a new card account. "Cardmember since 1995" stamped on the card. But here's the real kicker: same card account that was used more than a few times back in the day for orders with seedsdirect.to.
It's also been used at other UK based banks, but not within the past four years. So maybe had I read those pamphlets that occasionally appear in the mail saying "Changes to your agreement", or some such thing, I might have an answer.
Thanks again for the info!