Help support TMP


"On using PayPal Debit Card Abroad" Topic


2 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Travel Plus Board


Action Log

26 Jul 2017 4:32 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "On using PayePal Debit Card Abroad" to "On using PayPal Debit Card Abroad"


110 hits since 24 Jul 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Jul 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

I just returned from a European vacation. It was great! I met up with a few TMPers and former members, saw the Tiger Exhibit at Bovington and the RAF Museum outside London.

I had a few hundred Pounds Sterling in my PayPal account that I figured I would leave in that currency so I could just use it while there. Turns out that's not quite so easy as PayPal's debit card only works in dollars even though the charges are in Euros or Pounds. You have to convert the currency to dollars to use it – and the mobile app doesn't have that option.

I got PayPal to convert for free, plus give me a little something for my trouble, so all's well.

They still haven't issued chip cards, but magstripe still works.

Wyatt

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

So I can buy my hobby stuff abroad, hide it in the luggage, and the Mrs will never know how much I spent on toys because she doesn't access my PayPal account?

That's awesome!

Dan

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.