Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#460 Dec 28, 2012
Baporove and I am very good friends although we have out disagreements. Some of the arguments that we had on this board were pretend while the part where Baporove got mad at me for losing focus of this board was real, and the part where I said that I am being a jerk to him because he was a jerk to me was real. Baporove and I were playing around with each other in the posts where I suggested that baporove be dishonest and where he got mad at me for it. I never really bought a bike from baporove. The posts that show me talking about getting sold a defective bike and baporove talking about how I didn't take care of it was a metaphor to show that consumers can get a distorted perception if they only see one side of the story.

I was the one that posted as card works great and X-men, not Livid customer and Stolvey. I was just playing a joke on baporove to mess with him a little. He was crying uncontrollably because based on the comment "I know baporove personally", he thought that someone may have figured out who he was. Livid customer and Stolvey never posted the comments as card works great and X-men because they didn't know who was posting as baporove. The statement, "I know baporove personally", was a clue that it was someone baporove knew. I suspect that Livid customer pretended like he posted as card works great and Stolvey posted as X-men because he wanted baporove to stop defending the product, but didn't know that it was Stolvey's family member that was posting as baporove. Stolvey takes his dislike of the card too seriously and would never write about consumers needing serious help.

It is obvious that Stolvey was backpedaling when he tried to pretend to keep a secret that he thought baporove was either an adolescent family member of a former employee or a former employee, when in reality he had just come up with the theory. He was using a psychological trick to try to get baporove to reveal his plan by pretending to try to help him out.

I think it is time to reveal why baporove is on this site. Stolvey is a family member of baprove that sent him to military school when he was a teenager. One can only speculate as to why baporove was sent to military school because he does not always tell the full story. Baporove feels that Stolvey robbed him of part of his teen years. To show contempt toward Stolvey, Baporove got a job with Vanilla Visa because he knows that Stolvey absolutely hates this product and company. When Baporove informed Stolvey that he got a job with Vanilla Visa, this infuriated him, and Baporove was given 30 days to move out and find another place to live.

Now Baporove is defending this product with his pro Vanilla propaganda because he knows that Stolvey loathes the product. I have been helping Baporove with his plan to annoy Stolvey by making crude comments to consumers while on other posts, being funny and creative. In the process of trying to irritate Stolvey, I unwittingly ended up irritating baporove at times. I did intentionally try to annoy baporove a couple of times after he criticized me in one of his posts but we did apologize to each other.

Baporove has never forgiven Stolvey for sending him to military school and feels nothing but repugnance toward him. I think baporove has taught himself to like Vanilla Visa because it is a card that Stolvey detests.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#461 Dec 29, 2012
Very good card wrote:
... In the process of trying to irritate Stolvey, I unwittingly ended up irritating baporove at times. I did intentionally try to annoy baporove a couple of times after he criticized me in one of his posts but we did apologize to each other.
Baporove has never forgiven Stolvey for sending him to military school and feels nothing but repugnance toward him. I think baporove has taught himself to like Vanilla Visa because it is a card that Stolvey detests.
To all of you collaborating nincompoops who wouldn't know how to use a metaphor if it walked up and bit you in the $!*@:

I have an ocean front property in Kansas that all of you might be interested in purchasing, dirt cheap. You can use your Vanilla Visas to purchase it. Then I can also sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for you to practice your jumping. In fact, if you buy two of them, I can get them for you at cost. You can use your Vanilla Visa to buy those as well, and we'll find SOME way to link it to Paypal; don't worry -- will give you a super deal.
RMJ

Oakland, CA

#462 Dec 29, 2012
Sam wrote:
lol I just used it to order some pizza after reading all these complaints glad it worked.
Which pizza place? I cannot use my card anywhere. Maybe I will get pizza from the place you ordered.
Dave

Godalming, UK

#463 Dec 29, 2012
Why the hell is my card not showing up when I try to see how much their is on it? Bought this so my Girl friend could use this. Can't even get it to work on your own damn site. Declined a lot too. Seriously, just go die now Visa.
Peeved

Gulf Breeze, FL

#464 Dec 29, 2012
I've tried registering the card on the website. Yesterday I got a message saying the system was unavailable and to try again later. I tried again today and got a message that the card number was invalid. I input the card number, expiration date, etc. again, double checked for accuracy, and received the same message. Deciding that if I was going to encounter difficulty registering the card as indicated as necessary for online purchases, that I would simply use it locally. Declined 3 times for amounts considerably less than the value, I decided to goggle and see if others had encountered problems using these Vanilla Visa gift cards. It took only seconds to see that I'm apparently screwed out of a Christmas gift.
baporove

Salt Lake City, UT

#465 Dec 30, 2012
I feel that Stolvey sent me to military school unjustly when I was a teenager. One time, I got in trouble in school because I disagreed with one of my teacher's point of views on the topic she was discussing. Just because I am taking a class does not mean I have to swallow everything whole and that I can't have my own opinion. The teacher gave me detention for being disruptive. Stolvey overreacted and grounded me and wouldn't listen to my side of the story. Stolvey and I have very different viewpoints so I often disagree with some of his opinions. Whenever I tried to express my opinions, he would consider it back talking or being disrespectful to him. I feel I have the right to express what I am thinking under the first amendment. One time, I got a traffic ticket and went to court. I felt that the fine the judge gave me was unreasonable, so I expressed that I did not agree with it. The judge would not listen to anything I said, so I also expressed that he should be fired because I felt he was power hungry and did not care about citizens. He gave me an extra fine for being insolent toward him. Stolvey then sent me to military school and stated that I was insolent, disrespectful, rude, and arrogant.

When I got back home from military school, it seemed like he was constantly griping about how horrible he felt the Vanilla Visa card was and how he wished people would stop given him these cards as gifts. I saw the Vanilla cards in some major retail stores. At that point, I was confused. It didn't make sense to me how a terrible product could be sold in major retail outlets. I then realized that it was possible that Stolvey jumped to conclusions about the Vanilla Visa card like he jumped to conclusions when he sent me to military school rather than taking the time to understand it like he didn't take the time to understand me. I then got a job with Vanilla Visa because I wanted to understand the product better. Stolvey then gave me 30 days to move out of the house and said that my only reason for choosing this job was to aggravate him, and that he would not have anyone living under his roof that worked for this shameful company. I told him that I had the right to work for any company I wanted to, but he didn't want to hear anything I had to say.

After working there, I realized that Vanilla Visa is not this awful card that Stolvey makes it out to be, and that Stolvey's views about it are distorted. I also realized how much nonsense Vanilla has to put up with and why they have the 20% holds on restaurants, car rentals, and hotels. Vanilla Visa does have these extra preauthorization to reduce the losses that occur from fraud. The card does work very well, but some consumers like Stovley jump to conclusions without taking the time to understand the product. A large percentage of the Vanilla Visa complaints are frivolous and not based on the quality of the product. Vanilla often gets wrongly blamed for issues that are beyond its control and when merchant choose not to accept the card. Vanilla does not charge monthly fees, transaction fees, customer service fees, or decline fees that some of the other prepaid cards charge. Vanilla Visa would not be in the growth phase if it was a poor product. It would have gone under a long time ago.
Cynthia

Elko, MN

#466 Dec 30, 2012
Hi all, take the time to call the place it was purchased from, demand they stop selling it or it will effect their business practices, and let them know you are having this trouble. We got ours at Walgreens and I just got off the phone after seeing so many responses about it right here. We understand how it should be used but ours is getting declined as well with enough on it plus the 20% of the amount they hold hostage. Somethings got to be done about it and at Walgreens I am assure it will be =)
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#467 Dec 31, 2012
Cynthia is on the right track. For those of you who have gotten stung by Vanilla Visa, contact the store managers and CORPORATE OFFICES of every major retail store chain that is selling this putrid card. Let the corporate offices of Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, KMart, Kroger, H-E-B, and virtually all other major store chains (who sell this thing) know what a crappy product they are selling. In most of these cases, the problem is NOT because the store merchant does not accept Vanilla Visa. It has everything to do with the non-user friendly issues inherent with the card and the way the merchants and Vanilla Visa have been allowed to point blame and pass the buck to each other whenever there is a problem -- which is the usual scenario, and ALWAYS at the customer's expense.

DON'T BUY THIS CARD! And tell everyone you know.
baporove

Salt Lake City, UT

#468 Dec 31, 2012
Cynthia wrote:
Hi all, take the time to call the place it was purchased from, demand they stop selling it or it will effect their business practices, and let them know you are having this trouble. We got ours at Walgreens and I just got off the phone after seeing so many responses about it right here. We understand how it should be used but ours is getting declined as well with enough on it plus the 20% of the amount they hold hostage. Somethings got to be done about it and at Walgreens I am assure it will be =)
First of all, Vanilla Visa does not hold any funds hostage. The 20% is simply held temporarily to make sure there is enough funds to cover a purchase plus a possible tip. It is standard for prepaid card and not just Vanilla Visa. Most of the problems that occur with this card are from customer error and have nothing to do with the quality of the product, and most of the complaint are from people making assumptions about the product rather than trying to learn about it. People need to stop blaming the company just because they don't know how to use the card properly. If the card is used as debit, it will decline because it can only be ran as credit for purchases. Many people will try to make a purchase for more than the available balance and expect it to work. All they need to do is pay the difference first by another method, then run the card for the exact amount and it will work. My friend uses this card all the time and he has never had any issues with it. I recommend that people take all these complaints with a grain of salt as most of them are frivolous. Most of the problems occur because people don't take a few minutes out of their day to learn about the product. Vanilla visa is an excellent card.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#469 Jan 1, 2013
Baporove, as long as you keep posting this same kind of Vanilla Visa propaganda like a robot, I will dispute you on every single point:

1. Tips are supposed to be optional and left to the discretion of the customer, including HOW those funds get paid. Many customers do not feel it is the business or right of Vanilla Visa (or the merchant) to withhold ANY funds without the customer's PRIOR consent and that it is improper to expect a GIFT CARD to withhold funds for anything the customer has not already authorized. Of course, we all know by now that Baporove does not CARE about the customer. According to Baporove, the universe centers around Vanilla Visa.

2. Most of the problems that occur with this card are NOT due to customer error. They are due to the deplorable system that has been set up in order to apply the funds toward purchases. Too many customers have reported that they properly crossed every “t” and dotted every “i,” and STILL had continual and multiple problems redeeming this card.

The preceding post from "peeved," clearly stated that the user was attempting to redeem the card for considerably LESS than the card's available balance, and the card was declined THREE TIMES. But of course, Baporove conveniently dismisses this kind of problem every time it is reported.

3. Vanilla Visa customer service is a JOKE and has proven itself to be completely ineffectual when customers have problems. There should be some kind of system in place for customers to receive escalated assistance from a real Vanilla Visa customer service representative who will actually FIX the problem, OR determine for sure the cause of why the card is not working -- but obviously this level of help is non-existent. Many customers can, and do, get so frustrated, they end up throwing away unredeemed cards, which allows Vanilla Visa to pocket all the more money into its insatiable traugh.

4. Not withstanding the fact that in most cases customers HAVE already futilely “taken the time” to LEARN the inherent quirks of Vanilla Visa gift card -- why should they even have to?? Vanilla Visa gets paid a hefty activation fee of nearly 20% for many of these cards. The customer does not work for Vanilla Visa, and it is NOT the customer’s JOB to have to LEARN anything. Come up with a product that is user friendly and easy to use – problem solved. Until then, get USED to the complaints.

5. Customers do not care about your FRIENDS, Baporove, or how many times they used Vanilla Visa. That means nothing in this forum.

6. I recommend you give it up, Baporove, on trying to tell your customers how frivolous their complaints are.(In prior posts, Baporove referred to Vanilla Visa customers as “lazy.”) So much for the high regard Vanilla Visa has for its "bread and butter." The arrogance is appalling.

7. Vanilla Visa is a poor product that has ruined many birthdays, Christmases, and other occasions where customers only wanted to do something nice for somebody else by purchasing this card -- and ended up doing nothing but damage control in the end. They may as well have taken the money paid to Vanilla Visa and thrown it down the toilet. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CARD!
stolvey

Salt Lake City, UT

#470 Jan 1, 2013
So, you're the weasel that has been posting all this Pro Vanilla Visa commentary under the name "baporove"! It is bad enough that baporove got a job with Vanilla Visa but now he is writing articles for them! I never imagined it was my grandson that was writing these comments, defending this hideous company and insulting consumers like this. I am ashamed to have baporove as a family member.

As most of you have probably already figured out, baporove conveniently leaves out important details. It is not just one teacher that gave baporove detention for being argumentative. Several teachers have complained about his disruptive behavior, but somehow I am supposed to believe that they are all wrong and that baporove is just simply stating his opinion. He seems to have a misguided view about the first amendment and believes that it's okay to interrupt the teacher whenever he feels like it. Teachers have a right to demand respect from their students and to discipline them when they are disrespectful, but baporove thinks he should be able to do as he pleases. Another thing that baporove never mentioned was that I almost lost a client because of him. One time, baporove got into a political argument with one of my clients and humiliated me. I then had to do damage control and apologize to her because I was on the brink of losing her business. Baporove never apologized to me for his behavior.

It is completely inaccurate that I did not take the time to try to listen or understand him. While living with me, baporove was constantly insolent toward me, disrespecting authority figures, and disobeying the rules of my house. He even went as far as to argue with a judge about a traffic fine because he felt it was unfair. That is when I decided that baporove needed to be placed in a very structured environment and sent him to military school. Baporove, if you are looking for an apology, you can forgot it. I am not going to apologize for doing what I felt was the right thing to do.

One time, baporove came home with a stupid smirk on his face and informed me that he got a job with Vanilla Visa. He of course knows I think it is a very shameful company that treats its customer very poorly. I always complained every time I received this card as a gift, but I would never tell the person that gave it to me because I know it is not their fault and that they intended to do something nice for me. It wasn't that baporove got a job with Vanilla Visa that made me livid. It was the fact that baporove willfully sought employment with a sleazy company to show spitefulness towards me. When baporove is living under my roof and legally an adult, I have the right to ask him to leave my house if I feel that he is being disrespectful to me, and that is exactly what I did.

Baporove do you really think that lying to people about being a college graduate it going to alleviate the negative sentiment? You and I both know that you never went to college and that you are only 19 years old. No intelligent person would believe that someone who lacks logic like you do is a college graduate. Most college graduates would never have posted as embarrassingly as you have throughout this site.

People on this site have already decided they hate this product and are not buying any of your babble about how Vanilla is a good product and that most of the problems are the consumers' fault. If Vanilla Visa is such a wonderful product as you seem to imply, then why would Donzie be continuing to warn people about it more than two years after his first post? Donzie has no financial incentive for being here, so it stands to reason that he or she is genuinely unhappy about this card. There are hundreds of other complaints about this card as well on this one board alone. Yet you seem to think they are all wrong. Consumers can see through your nonsense and realize that Vanilla Visa is a despicable product. I have never met anyone as arrogant and self-entitled as you, baporove!
LORACH

Northport, AL

#471 Jan 2, 2013
I was given a Vanilla Visa with $250 and have enjoyed it. Use it frequently. Maybe I read the instructions more carefully than most but...seriously...you guys are diving off the board into a frozen pond. Lighten up. I use it from Waffle House to Macy's. No issue.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#472 Jan 2, 2013
LORACH wrote:
I was given a Vanilla Visa with $250 and have enjoyed it. Use it frequently. Maybe I read the instructions more carefully than most but...seriously...you guys are diving off the board into a frozen pond. Lighten up. I use it from Waffle House to Macy's. No issue.
If using Vanilla Visa has truthfully been such a care-free event for you, Lorach, it is very ODD that you found your way to this website for users who have had so many problems. Unless of course .... hmmm. Can anyone say, "ulterior motive ???"

And NO, Lorach -- the frequent and repeated problems that so many customers have with this card have nothing to do with how thoroughly they read the instructions. Believe it or not, customers have valid and solid reasons for reporting these issues and for cautioning others before they dive into the Vanilla Visa cess pool. Start at post 1 and go through the remaining 470 posts just on this one website alone (now up to 23 pages) and note how people have done everything they are supposed to do and still had substantial problems.

Customers will "lighten up" when Vanilla Visa becomes a user-friendly tool for the MAJORITY of its customers. Until then, enjoy your waffle house and be GLAD you have managed to escape the havoc this card has rendered upon so many others.
baporove

Salt Lake City, UT

#473 Jan 3, 2013
My grandpa, Stolvey is really trying to paint a picture that I am dishonest just because I stated that I was a college graduate. I used a fake profile to conceal my identity from my grandpa. Stolvey is trying to make it seem like my comments don't have any value just because I am 19 years old and never attended college. Stolvey just posted in his last article, "I'm ashamed to have you as a family member" and "I've never met anyone as arrogant and self entitled as you, baporove!" to his own grandson. These are not the kind of statements that anyone should be saying to their grandson and only proves that stolvey has no class. Stolvey tends to exaggerate. He is trying to make it seem like I was this rebellious and disobedient kid when that is far from the truth. I never did any heavy drugs, got arrested, vandalized property, nor stole anything, yet my grandpa seems to think I was an obnoxious kid.

It seems as if some teachers expect kids to sit through the class like robots and not express any ideas or opinions. Some of the teachers in are school system are incompetent, and those are the ones I didn't agree with and expressed my opinion to. I feel that some teachers try to force their point of view on impressionable teens rather than be good teachers. Stolvey did not want to hear my side of the story. He already made up his mind when the teachers talked bad about me. He alleges that I almost cost him a client due to getting into a political argument. All I did was have a little bit of a discussion with her, so I highly doubt that that would have had any effect on her business relationship with my grandpa. If he truly did almost lose this client, it wasn't because of me. It was because of something he was doing wrong. Therefore, I know that stolvey is full of hot air when he claims that I caused him to almost lose a client. I was not insolent toward my grandpa. He just didn't want to hear anything I had to say that he did not agree with. I did not do anything to warrant being sent to military school or kicked out of his home. My grandpa is just a grumpy old man that is set in his ways and hates people to disagree with him.

Just because my grandpa hates Vanilla Visa doesn't mean that I have to hate this card. I think Vanilla Visa is an excellent card and am not going to change my mind just to satisfy my stubborn grandpa. The company would not be holding 20% that it will never collect for hotels, car rentals, and tipping merchants if it weren't necessary. These extra holds are to cover possible tips or incidentals in case they occur. My grandpa, Donzie, and some others don't seem to comprehend this. It is ludicrous to think that the company purposely would make a card hard to redeem just to maybe collect a few dollars. The calls to customer service are expensive and the lost revenue from existing and potential future clients can be staggering. No company in its right mind would take this risk over a few dollars.

The card works like it is supposed to and not necessarily the way stolvey, donzie, and some other consumers think it is supposed to. The company allows consumers to dispute any unauthorized transactions and doesn't charge a dispute filing fee even though disputes are very expensive. There are no transaction fees, monthly fees, decline fees, customer service fee, etc that some other prepaid card companies charge. The only fee is an activation fee and that is where the company makes a small profit. The company cannot be expected to work for nothing. It needs to make money somehow. Vanilla Visa is an outstanding product, but some consumers are very self-entitled and want everything handed to them on a silver platter.
dort

AOL

#474 Jan 3, 2013
Card has too many restrictions......The phone assitants are idiots.

It is a gift to Vanilla........they charge the merchants that accepts it. It is a gift to Vanilla when one is purchased. It is a scam.

Beware of Vanilla......do not buy one.
James M

United States

#475 Jan 3, 2013
GAINESVILLE wrote:
I'd just like to get the money I spent for the Vanilla Visa Gift card back. I gave it as a gift and the giftee has not been able to make one single purchase with it! The account still has every dollar I spent on it in the account but the card is useless! Vanilla Gift Card customer service is worthless! DO NOT BUY A VANILLA VISA GIFT CARD!!!!!
Totally agree. I received two and both are continued to be delined on purchases less than the face value.
Metallica

Salt Lake City, UT

#476 Jan 4, 2013
Baporove, I just don't buy it that your only reason for pretending to be a college graduate was to hide your identity from your grandpa. It's obvious that baporove is not your real name, but you did not need to mention anything about your education to conceal your identity from stolvey. I think the real reason for faking a college education is due to feeling insecure about his pro vanilla visa commentary and wanted his writings to seem more credible.

I thinks stolvey is correct that baporove tends to leave out important information when he posts on this site. We know that baporove misleads consumers when he tries to convince them that vanilla visa is a good product, so it stands to reason that he would not be giving an account of why he was send to military school. Even he person baporove thinks is his friend stated that baporove sometimes does not tell the full story. I believe that it is very likely that his grandpa is correct that he minimizes his actions and that he almost caused him to lose a client. I defintely believe stolvey much more than I believe baprove about why he was sent to military school because stolvey gives very accurate information about the vanilla visa card. I think baporove should be apologizing to his grandpa and not the other way around.

Very good card seems to be all over the place, so it is very confusing as to what his motives are. I am still very confused whether VGC is a good friend of baporove's or whether he is not such a good friend. In some articles, VGC seems to be very supportive of baporove, but in other articles, he seems to be trying to mock him, play pranks on him, or make fun of him. I think that baprovoe does have something to personally gain from defending vanilla visa but also does it to irritate his grandpa. I believe, it is possible that Very good card doesn't like baporove but tolerates him because baporove does favors for him, and I think it is possible that baporove is using his friend to try to get even with his grandpa for sending him to military school.

Donzie, who do you believe more, baporove or his grandpa, stolvey about why he was sent to military school?
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#477 Jan 4, 2013
Metallica wrote:
Donzie, who do you believe more, baporove or his grandpa, stolvey about why he was sent to military school?
Honestly don't care. I am using this site only to warn others against getting ripped off by Vanilla Visa. Baporove's social interactions, love/hate relationships with his friends, family history, and military school training are irrelevant to the discussion. But they do make for comical reading.
Very good card

Salt Lake City, UT

#478 Jan 4, 2013
Metallica, what are you writing a book? Why are you so interested in my relationship with baporove and baporove's relationship with his grandpa?

Stolvey is using a fake name as well as baporove. I highly doubt that anyone on this site uses their real name. Only someone that has no common sense would do that. However, baporove's grandpa is very predictable and uses names that are easy to remember. That is why baporove was able to very easily figure out who stolvey was but his grandpa would never had figured out who he was if I hadn't decided to give away all the clues.

Baporove is not anything remotely close to his real name, nor does this name have any ties to him. Naporovo was purposely set up to resemble the name baporove because he wanted the comments to be viewed as written by him. However, naporovo is not the person that wrote the comments. Baporove gave one of his former co-workers topics to discuss and chose the name for her to post under, but that person used her own style of writing. Naporovo is a much more humble person than baporove, so the topics and reasons for company policies were similar but the emotions were taken out.

For your information baporove and I are friends but we sometimes have disagreements, and baporove has played pranks on me. One time, baporove gave me a vanilla visa card as a Christmas present and asked me to show it to his grandpa. What he didn't tell me was that his grandpa loathes this product. I proudly showed my Christmas present to his grandpa thinking that I was praising baporove for doing something nice for me. Little did I know, it was a set up to aggravate is grandpa. His grandpa they went into a long lecture about how Vanilla Visa had no ethics and how I should stay as far away from this product as possible because there were tons of complaints. I felt very embarrased because I knew that baporove had set me up to endure a boring, lenghtly lecture. Baporove thought it was hilarious and laughed uncontrollably.

Baporove then advised me not to pay attention to anything his grandpa had said about the card and that the whole point was to demonstrate how irrational his grandpa's thinking process is. I have used this card many times and have never had a problem. He then stated that most of the complaints were frivolous and irrational, and that most were from people that just didn't take the time to read the cardholder agreement. He then went into detail about why it is necessary to have the 20% preauthorizations on hotels, car rentals, tipping merchants, and restuarants, and that people who complain about these temporary holds did not take the time to see the company's point of view. He then portraye that most of the people who complain about this card are self-entitled.

Stolvey is a very grumpy old man. It seemed like he was always getting on his grandson's case about homework, chores, and various other issues. His grandpa would complain that we were too noisy when we would play video games, but baporove and I were just having fun. Stolvey and the people who complain about vanilla visa need to lighten up. If people would just take the time to learn about the product instead of jumping to rash conclusions because they made assumptions about it, then they would have very few problems with the card. Stolvey, like most of the people who complain about the product, is just very old fashioned and does not know how to use simple technology. If Vanilla really were a horrible product, I would have already had problems with it and the company would not still be in business. Vanilla doesn't charge inordinate fees like other prepaid card do. The fact that it is still in business is an indication that it is a good product.
donzie

San Antonio, TX

#479 Jan 5, 2013
Very good card wrote:
He then went into detail about why it is necessary to have the 20% preauthorizations on hotels, car rentals, tipping merchants, and restuarants, and that people who complain about these temporary holds did not take the time to see the company's point of view. He then portraye that most of the people who complain about this card are self-entitled.
......... The fact that it is still in business is an indication that it is a good product.
"Self entitled???" Geez,VGC, maybe YOU were born with a silver spoon in YOUR mouth, but most of the rest of us have to slave week after week just to put food on the table. And when consumers pay any portion of their hard earned funds to ANY company for a product or service, they RIGHTFULLY expect it to WORK. And user-friendliness without having to wade through a bunch of idiotic restrictions, rules, holds, and legalese IS important. Too many people are reporting that they DID EVERYTHING mandated by Vanilla Visa's self-serving rules and still had problems. GO FIGURE!!

And BTW, drug dealers and prostitutes are still in business, so don't even presume that any thinking person falls for THAT line of flawed logic. We are in an economy right now where government has run completely amuck and is irresponsibly ripping away too many of our earnings as it is. And consumers MUST carefully manage every DIME that they are ALLOWED to keep -- just to live. So don't even GO THERE with your condescending proclamations about "lightening up." These circumstances make it all the more imperative that customers be warned about leach-like companies such as Vanilla Visa. Vanilla Visa will be the CAUSE of its own eventual downfall. Just a matter of time.

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Panthers RB Williams probable vs. Falcons - NBC Sports
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Panthers RB Stewart gets nod vs. Falcons
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Panthers RB Stewart gets nod vs. Falcons
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