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I don't know for sure, but I would assume the card has to be activated when it arrives for security purposes.
To be honest, it's a good thing that they require activation otherwise, the card could get lost/stolen in transit and someone could start using it without you even realizing. Sure you wouldn't be liable, but at the same time it sounds like it would be a hassle to report the fraudulent charges with GE Bank and things could go awry pretty quickly.
Afterlife, Although it may hinder your purchase for a few days or a week, you probably just need to wait for the card to arrive to use it.
hematino, that sucks! It sounds like they really went out of their way to screw people over, especially by providing a temporary card number and everything. One would certainly believe that would be specifically used to make a purchase the first day for the promo... Thanks for the heads up to avoid GE Bank at all cost. Unfortunately, I did just establish Care Credit with them to cover a Vet bill, so we'll see.
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