donzie

San Antonio, TX

#315 Nov 10, 2012
Visa Vanilla wrote:
ok so i called them andwe were having a convo. about why my card is being declined and they just hung up on me how direspectful
Disrespectful
Incompetent
No service
Deceitful
Inferior product
Frustrating
Infuriating
Non-useable
Parasitic
Wasteful
Garbage

Have I left anything out, folks?
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#316 Nov 11, 2012
I have been using this card for over a year and it always works. The people posting just don't want to read their cardholder agreement, and want to cry about a small activation fee and about having to do a little of bit of artihmetic. Come on wake up, Vanilla Visa needs to make money somehow. People just need to read, do some artimetic, and register their card, and it should work. It wouldn't suprise me if many of the people posing on this site voted for Obama. He has destroyed the economy, lied to the American people, and supports giving handouts to lazy people and illegals. It is amazing how many idiots there are in America.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#317 Nov 12, 2012
"VGC," I suppose we need to see postings like yours for comic relief. And you are WRONG (not to mention completely off topic) on MOST of your points. It IS amazing how many idiots there are in America.(Especially the ones who think Vanilla Visa is a good purchase.)
Livid customer

Salt Lake City, UT

#318 Nov 13, 2012
It has been over 5 months and I finally got my replacement card in the mail for the unissued card. I requested compensation for all the faxes I sent in and the activation fee plus an extra $100 for my trouble. All I got was a replacement card and no compensation. They didn't even refund my activation fee. I hope this company get sued and losses big.
Can you believe that idiot, baporove! The guy is totally clueless. This site is to report problems with the card. When people come to this site to complain, they have already decided that they hate this card. Yet baporove thinks that he can change peoples' minds if he keeps posting. No amount of explaining, justifying, and excuses is going to persuade people to like the card, but baporove is just too delusional to accept it. Donzie, stolvey, and I coveyed this message to him several times, but baporove just won't listen. I wonder if he is still going to continue to post comments.
I will let baporove in on a little secret. Stolvey and I are friends and we both hate this card. In one of my posts, I questioned his integrity, figuring that he would defend himself, and wanted to see how he would explain the problem with unissued cards. He chose to ignore the unissued problem but defended his integrity and stated that I have no tact. Stolvey posted and brought most of the problems with Vanilla out in the open and implied that baporove was arrogant. Stolvey's approach is more subtle while my approach is more bold and in your face. Baporove came up with weak justifications for the extra 20% holds on hotels and car rentals and referred to stolvey as a hypocrite. He ignored the issue of authorization holds that occur on declined transactions. Instead he just stated that the cards work online most of the time when registered and that merchant declines are not the company's responsiblity. He completely missed the point. The issue was not that merchants can decline the cards, but the authorization holds that accompany the declines. That is typical Baporove. When he cannot explain a problem, he just ignores it or tries to sidestep it.
Then stolvey and I decided we would mess with baporove. We figured he deserved it because he acts like a spoiled brat. I posted as 15 year old card works great and stolvey posted as 14 year old X-men because we wanted to see how baporove would react. The bad grammar and spelling was a set up. Believe me, we were laughing our heads off. The ironic thing is that baprove really does hang out with teenagers. I guess that shouldn't surprise me because he conducts himself as being very immature. Then after no response from baporove, Stolvey pointed out the flaws in baporove's arguments and that cards often don't work even when registered. He implied that the comments from two teenagers gave the impression that he associates with teens, even though we knew the comments came from us. Oddly enough, one of his real teenage friends came out and defended him. Then stolvey came out and posted under don't buy this card and pretended to come up with a ludicrious theory about baporove's motives, accusing him of hiring teenagers with poor writing skills to post for him to try to convince people his product was easy to use; yet we knew that we were the ones that posted as CWG and X-men. We just wanted to see how baporove would respond. He came out and stated that he did not ask anyone to post comments for him and actually admitted to having teenage friends. He then gave the same old lame explanations for the extra 20% holds on car rentals, restuarants, and hotels, but still did not address the problem with unissued cards or explain why the authorization holds occur when the merchant declines the cards.
I recommend that people steer clear of these cards and this shameful company. It will only lead to agony.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#319 Nov 14, 2012
Poor, Baporove. We all ganged up on him. Actually "livid customer's" explanation does give me great relief. I would hate to believe that our schools really have dumbed down kids to the extent that they think Vanilla Visa is a good value. If that were the case, this country really would be in "ceerius" trouble.
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#320 Nov 14, 2012
Livid customer and stolvey, both of you should be ashamed of yourselves! I hope you realize how much you humiliated Baporove. I had to endure endless badgaring from him because he thought I had played a prank on him. He cried uncontrollably because he could not understand why someone would play such a cruel joke. Baporove put a lot of time and thought into his articles and gave some useful information, but you decided you didn't like them because they weren't the usual "I hate Vanilla Visa" articles. What has Baporove ever done to you? You know what livid customer, receiving an unissued card was bad karma because you get joy out of embarrassing people.

You guys want to consider Baporove as immature because he hangs out with teenagers, but what you did was very childish! Baporove enjoys roller staking and snowboarding but often cannot find people his age to participate in these activities with him, so he invites me to participate with him. I enjoy his company and he enjoys mine. It is people like you that want to impose your standards on others that take away someone's individuality. If you don't like teens, then don't be friends with them, but don't tell other adults that shouldn't be friends with teens!

Your two comments as card works great and X-men are very offensive as they protray teenagers as stupid and illerate with poor writing skills. I do not believe that these posts accurately reflect most teenagers. Everyone I know at my high school is smart and does know how to read and write well.

I think Vanilla Visa cards are a good value because I only have to pay a nominal activation fee and I don't have to pay any transaction fees or monthly fees. I don't have a credit card or debit card, so I use the Vanilla cards for convenience to order various things such as food delivery and video games. People just need to read their cardholder agreements, make sure they have sufficient funds to make the purchases, and register their cards if they are planning on making online purchases and the cards should work. I am only in high school, and I have never had any problems with this card. The problem with adults is they are more set in their ways than young people, so that is why they have so many problems with the card. If they would just learn to be more logical and improve their critical thinking skills, then they would have very minimal or no problems with the card.
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#321 Nov 14, 2012
Sorry, my last article had a couple of typos.

Livid customer and stolvey, both of you should be ashamed of yourselves! I hope you realize how much you humiliated Baporove. I had to endure endless badgaring from him because he thought I had played a prank on him. He cried uncontrollably because he could not understand why someone would play such a cruel joke. Baporove put a lot of time and thought into his articles and gave some useful information, but you decided you didn't like them because they weren't the usual "I hate Vanilla Visa" articles. What has Baporove ever done to you? You know what livid customer, receiving an unissued card was bad karma because you get joy out of embarrassing people.

You guys want to consider Baporove as immature because he hangs out with teenagers, but what you did was very childish! Baporove enjoys roller staking and snowboarding but often cannot find people his age to participate in these activities with him, so he invites me to participate with him. I enjoy his company and he enjoys mine. It is people like you that want to impose your standards on others that take away someone's individuality. If you don't like teens, then don't be friends with them, but don't tell other adults that they shouldn't be friends with teens!

Your two comments as card works great and X-men are very offensive as they portray teenagers as stupid and illiterate with poor writing skills. I do not believe that these posts accurately reflect most teenagers. Everyone I know at my high school is smart and does know how to read and write well.

I think Vanilla Visa cards are a good value because I only have to pay a nominal activation fee and I don't have to pay any transaction fees or monthly fees. I don't have a credit card or debit card, so I use the Vanilla cards for convenience to order various things such as food delivery and video games. People just need to read their cardholder agreements, make sure they have sufficient funds to make the purchases, and register their cards if they are planning on making online purchases, and the cards should work. I am only in high school, and I have never had any problems with this card. The problem with adults is they are more set in their ways than young people, so that is why they have so many problems with the card. If they would just learn to be more logical and improve their critical thinking skills, then they would have very minimal or no problems with the card.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#322 Nov 15, 2012
LMAO! That last one made my day!
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#323 Nov 15, 2012
Donzie, so you think embarrassing people with stupid pranks is funny! Then, you are just as bad as Livid customer and stolvey! Baporove posted because he wanted customers to have a better understanding of Vanilla Visa, but what he got was a slap in the face from Livid customer, stolvey, and you. I do not appreciate Livid customer and stolvey mocking teenagers and portraying them as stupid. Since Donzie is laughing about it, he is basically supporting this behavior. All my high school friends and I are very knowledgable and can read and write well, and I believe that most teenagers are smart and know how to read and write. Nice try, but only retards would write the way the comments from card works great and X-men are written. Most real teenagers do not write like that. I think donzie, Livid customer, and stolvey are all jealous because they wish they were teenagers.

Donzie, Livid customer, and stolvey think that companies should work for free so they can get something for nothing. The three of them are probably collecting their welfare checks, so that is why they have that mentality. We should get rid of social programs so that lazy people like donzie, Livid customer, and stolvey do not expect free stuff.

Vanilla cards work great as long as they are used for the remaining balance or less with the expection of hotels, car rental companies, and places where people normally tip. For these type of establishments, there is a temporary hold of 20%, but that is not a big deal since it goes back to the card normally withing a few days. The card works great online if it is registered, and there are no transaction fees or monthly fees. The only fee is a nominal one time activation fee. Vanilla visa is an excellent card and the majority of consumers are satisfied with it. Most of the posts you see on this board are from knuckleheads with low IQ's.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#324 Nov 16, 2012
Well then, VGC, you and Baporove can "cry uncontrollably" together about all of us "knuckleheads" who know Vanilla Visa is a load of #!?@.

P.S. I'm still laughing, not a "he," and didn't just fall of the turnip truck yesterday. Gotta get off the computer so I can go to WORK, so bye for now!
Livid customer

Salt Lake City, UT

#325 Nov 17, 2012
I am appalled about the blatant disrespect VGC displayes toward adults. If this represents America's youth, then I am very worried about the future of this country. What's worse is so called educated people like baporove that encourage our youth to disrepect adults. There are hundreds of people that have complained about this card, yet Baporove and VGC think that all these people are wrong, and that they are the only correct ones. Both of them think alike and are very arrogant. At least we can cut VGC a little slack because he is still an adolescent but Baporove is college educated, so he should have more logic than that. It is shameful that some of our college graduates like Baporove think and act like teenagers.

This card is total and complete garbage and I hope this company goes bankrupt. BTW, noboday cares about Baporove's activities or who he hangs out with. We do not care whether or not you agree with us. We do not like Vanilla Visa. The two of you need to stop badgaring us and accept it.
Robin

Gouverneur, NY

#326 Nov 17, 2012
I have read some of the comments on the Vanilla Gift Card. I bought one for $25. I activated it, and used it. I never had a problem with mine.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#327 Nov 18, 2012
Robin wrote:
I have read some of the comments on the Vanilla Gift Card. I bought one for $25. I activated it, and used it. I never had a problem with mine.
Statistically speaking, Robin, you are in the minority. Being that you say you bought this for yourself, hope it was worth paying $30 for the ability to spend $25. Wish I had that much money to blow.
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#328 Nov 18, 2012
Livid customer, you should be the one to talk about being disrespectful. You mock teenagers and portray them as ignorant, yet you are the one that is ignorant. Respect is a two way street. I don't care whether the person is a youth or an adult; if they are a jerk to me, then I am a jerk back. I am repectful to the people that treat me with respect. Baprove is nice to me and does not talk down to me like so many other adults. Adults think that somehow they can talk down to us and treat us like dirk just because we are teenagers. I do not put up with this. If they try that with me, I rip them a new one, and I make them look stupid.

Baporove and I think that Vanilla Visa is a very good card and well worth the nominal activation fee. I am glad that at least Robin agrees with us. Robin is probably one of the few intelligent people on this site that can actually read and do simple math, and use a computer. Livid customer is probably one of those uneducated people that gets joy out of mocking our youth.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#329 Nov 19, 2012
Yes, ALL of the numerous and varied issues consumers have with Vanilla Visa must come down to their lack of "reading and math skills." Funny that Vanilla Visa, particularly, has been the overwhelming focus of all these complaints, ripoff reports, class action law suits, and scrutiny by State Attorney Generals throughout the country (I guess their reading and math skills must be to blame as well). And of course the generation gap between consumers and Baporove (and his friends) obviously must be factored into all of this because it causes defense mechanisms to be triggered, along with uncontrollable crying.
P.S. You’re having too much fun with this, VGC.
mark

United States

#330 Nov 23, 2012
If you buy a Vanilla Prepaid VISA card. You will never see your money again and if you go to the police. It will cost you even more plus a beating from the police because there is no law against this type of crime police are scamers also .As you know police are scum.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#331 Nov 23, 2012
mark wrote:
If you buy a Vanilla Prepaid VISA card. You will never see your money again and if you go to the police. It will cost you even more plus a beating from the police because there is no law against this type of crime police are scamers also .As you know police are scum.
Police have NOTHING to do with Vanilla Visa. It would make you look less ridiculous if you would sober up before posting.
Noobs

Wimberley, TX

#332 Nov 23, 2012
This is all I hear: "when i run out of money my card mysteriously gets declined! I just don't get it! If I don't have money I should still be able to buy things! Damn it why do I have to be so damn retarded!"
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#333 Nov 23, 2012
Being a teenager, I hate police, because teens tend to get harassed by police the most. The police automatically assume that teens are up no good, when that is not accurate of most teens. That are some bad teens out there that give the rest of us a bad name and that is unfortunate. I do not drive drunk, steal, vandalize property, or any of the other mischievous things teens are known for. I just participate in good clean fun activities like roller blading, studying new knowledge, weigh lifting, and volleyball, yet I am constantly harrased by police. When baporove is with me, the police leave us along, and that is one of the reasons I like having him hang out with me. I however don't understand why baporove wishes he could be a kid again. Kids have to follow their parents' rules, have curfews, and can't even purchase a home or get a high paying job. Baporove however keeps telling me that I will think differently when I am his age. I think baporove is nuts because adults have it so much better.

Anyway, I agree that police are a nuissance but I also think that police have nothing to do with Vanilla Visa. This is probably one of the few things I agree with Donzie on being that I think he has a very liberal point of view.

The statement that you will never see your money again if you purchase a vanilla visa is technically accurate but out of context. When you buy a vanilla card, you don't actually see that money again that was spent but you do get the benefits out of the card that equal the amount of the card minus a small activation fee. Vanilla visa cards do work very well, as I have never had any problems with them. I think most of the problems people have with the cards are from being closed minded, laziness, lack of reading skills, and lack of math skills, rather than having an open mind like most younger people.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#334 Nov 24, 2012
Very good card wrote:
Anyway, I agree that police are a nuissance but I also think that police have nothing to do with Vanilla Visa. This is probably one of the few things I agree with Donzie on being that I think he has a very liberal point of view.
Good grief, VGC - you do go all over the map with this. The problems people have with Vanilla Visa have NOTHING to do with police, the age of the user, or Baporove's socialization with teenagers. It is nobody's freakin business (nor do they care) about Bapporove's choice of friends. And BTW, I'm as conservative as they come, but even THAT has nothing to do with Vanilla Visa and the problems associated with it.

You keep harping on the "nominal fee" -- If you purchase, say, a $25 Vanilla Visa gift card -- that costs the purchaser an additional 25% of the total purchase price just for that "nominal fee." Then factoring in all of the OTHER problems that hundreds of users have experienced, causes the card to be unpopular with consumers. Period. People are not going to care about keeping Vanilla Visa in business or any other company whose products they don't like -- MOST consumers care only about getting the most bang for their buck. And that's the bottom line.

Those who LIKE the card, and are fine with paying 25% "nominal fees," plus additional fees that eat away at the value of the card for months not utilized, and having to forfeit unused balances -- hey more power to them! Go for it! Enjoy blowing your hard-earned dollars to your heart's content!-- no one is telling YOU not to buy the thing.

But the general public SHOULD be made well aware (i.e. WARNED) of all of the inherent quirks and potential pitfalls of this "gift" card, and it is going to be especially important that consumers know what they are getting into right at this time of the year.(Sigh) All I can do is keep trying. Life really is too short for this.

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