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PayPal Funds to Buy a Virtual (Prepaid or Gift) Visa/MasterCard Credit Card

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I am from Portugal and I have PayPal funds that I would like to spend buying a virtual (Prepaid or Gift) Visa/MasterCard credit card. Is this possible?
Thanks in advance.
Regards.
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by:magnetic_kisser
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http://www.paypaldev.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6972

check this ..........here is ur answer !!
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Thank you for your help! The idea of getting an US Bank Account For NON-US Resident is very good, but I do not have a passport yet (I will get it later). Can I buy a Virtual/Prepaid/Gift Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) paying with my positive PayPal balance ?
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by:benedictherold
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Are you looking for the Store Gift Cards? If yes you would be able to do that If your store support PayPal transaction. I would be more easier if you would be able tell us what are you looking at exactly..
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benedictherold - Thank you for being available to help me. I am going to clarify what I want - I have PayPal funds I earned selling things on eBay. I am from Portugal and I tried to withdraw such funds to my bank account but that was not possible because I am outside USA. So I have money "strapped" on PayPal. I would like to use it to buy things on the internet, but not all sites accept PayPal payment (only credit card payment). For example - Amazon.com, eBooks.com, Audible.com (these are 3 of my favorite online stores). Thus I am wandering if I can buy a Virtual/Prepaid/Gift Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) paying with my positive PayPal balance; in order to use it on any site that allows credit card payments (all shopping accept Visa and MasterCard but not all accept PayPal). Is now clear enough ?
Thanks.
Best Regards.
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benedictherold earned 1200 total points
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That makes sense now. You need to make use of you paypal funds in your favorite online stores with a workaround way :) But the reality is if you need to get a Gift Card or something like that then you need to have a valid US SSN number. Even if you're able to get a Perpaid Card, PayPal will not allow you to transfer your money. So your options are ruled out now..

i would suggest you to withdraw the money as Cheque or shop in stores that supports PayPay :)
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Can you please explain me better how "withdraw the money as Cheque" works ?
Thanks.
Best Regards.
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by:benedictherold
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Login into your paypal account and follow the link https://www.paypal.com/row/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_withdraw-funds-check to withdraw your fund as check.

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Thank you
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you're welcome!
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how can i buy virtual credit card and the payment method my paypal account
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