I got one of those Bluebird Prepaid cards by american express from walmart because it sounded really good. No fees to load, etc.
But it is not. It is terrible. On two occassions i have been put in a bind with this card and waited on hold for 30 plus minutes to be told they cannot help me.
The first time i used it for gas and got $21.35 worth of gas and they had a hold on $100.oo until they said the merchant would process the transaction which could take 3-7 business days. I think it ended up taking about 4 days before i got my $100 released.
Then yesterday i took back a purchase to GNC that i made because i did not like the product. They credited back my card and gave me the receipt. I checked by balance and the money is not there. Customer serice said it can take 2-8 days for me to get the credit back to my card.
This never happened with my walmart prepaid card or my bank debit card. I always say credit back immediately and when getting gas , once i was done pumping, it took the correct amount and immediately released and hold it had.
Now i am stuck without another $80.oo until they give me my credit back.
I will so be closing this card when i get the credit. It is not a good card at all.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2012 in Money & Work
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