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Initial post: Dec 4, 2013 4:22:02 PM PST
grams Karen says:
How does everyone else feel about having to provide credit or debit card to spend your Amazon gift card? I think having to provide access to more money just to spend my money is ridiculous!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:23:56 PM PST
They need the card details to know that it is legal for you to have the books. I have no problems with that at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:33:12 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
I don't have a problem with it.

But, I've had an account with Amazon and a credit card on file for years.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:36:55 PM PST
Artist says:
It doesn't bother me.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 4:51:01 PM PST
No problem here.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:53:11 PM PST
I feel pretty good about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 4:58:34 PM PST
Doesn't bother me. It's not like Amazon is going to steal from your credit card or anything. Putting it on Amazon's site doesn't require you to actually use it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 5:00:41 PM PST
Wait!! It *IS* ridiculous! You DON'T wanna do that! You need to just send me any Amazon cards that are cluttering up your desk.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 5:09:13 PM PST
grams Karen says:
Don't misunderstand, I simply do not have a credit card or personal account to use. Thought having spent money on a card and loaded it to my account, would be sufficient. Amazon is so good with everything else, seems logical to expect them to scan the items on their sight for hidden charges and not need access to additional funds for purchases that do not have monthly billing requirements.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 5:14:58 PM PST
grams Karen says:
My son tells me we need not worry about our financial information being put on Amazon through the kindle. But the news reports tell me different. How secure does everyone feel with this?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 5:15:18 PM PST
TuxGirl says:
Go to a store. Get a visa gift card for 5$ or whatever the minimum is. Use that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 5:16:52 PM PST
There have been no news reports of Amazon being hacked or someone's kindle being hacked.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 5:17:45 PM PST
grams Karen says:
My thoughts exactly. Have you done it? Do they not require the additional information when using a pre-paid?

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 5:19:30 PM PST
grams Karen says:
I understood all devices were vulnerable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 5:51:06 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
You understood wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 6:18:16 PM PST
Fear sells news, Karen.

The media loves to frighten people with scare stories because it keeps them glued to their sets. Yes, there is cybercrime out there, but it's far less prevalent than you might think and it's certainly not happening through Amazon's infrastructure.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 6:21:46 PM PST
Artist says:
You should start researching before "thinking" or "understanding." That would have saved you from buying Amazon gift cards in the first place.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 7:22:45 PM PST
Your credit card information is not stored on your device. It's only stored on Amazon's secured servers. Even when the information is displayed for you it's only the last four digits of the card. It's more secure than using your credit card at a brick and mortar store as far as I'm concerned.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2013 5:30:34 AM PST
Mary McManus says:
And it is certainly more secure than using a credit card at a restaurant where it is out of your sight for several minutes.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 5:33:15 AM PST
Mary McManus says:
Also, I have used credit cards on the internet going way back into the 90s sometime and have never had a fraudulent transaction. That said, I would never use a debit card as internet payment or at a restaurant, for that matter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2013 6:07:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2013 6:07:59 AM PST
grams Karen says: "How does everyone else feel about having to provide credit or debit card to spend your Amazon gift card?"

Since you do not actually have to do that.. I have no feelings about it.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200375560&qid=1386252116&sr=1-1#gc

"Updating 1-Click Settings for Gift Card Purchases

You are not required to have a credit or debit card on your Amazon.com account to make digital purchases, but you must establish a default 1-Click billing address on your Amazon.com account to use Amazon.com gift cards for digital purchases. If you don't already have a 1-Click billing address on your account, follow the instructions below to add an address without entering a credit or debit card to your account.

To add a 1-Click Billing Address for Gift Card purchases:

1) Visit the Manage Addresses and 1-Click Settings page in Your Account.
2) Click the Enter a new address button.
3) Enter the address information and click the Continue button.

Set the address as your default by clicking the link on the address labeled 'Click here to make this your 1-Click default address.' You may be prompted to associate a credit or debit card with the address, but entering one of these payment methods is not required."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2013 6:21:46 AM PST
o.0
no why would i or anyone? amazon isnt going to charge you for items you didnt order you know, lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2013 6:23:27 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2013 6:24:33 AM PST
gotta agree with you this time
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