Having Trouble with Using Barclays Card

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popamode72
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Having Trouble with Using Barclays Card

Postby popamode72 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:37 pm

I activated it over the phone and even online and still got declined for trying to use it at Wal-Mart and PetSmart even though I could see some pending charges. The customer service via a message said that there wasn't anything on my account that was blocked or anything. Anyone else have had this experience before? Maybe it's also because of my product change I made.
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Postby lobbythis » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:01 pm

Have not used mine today, but yesterday they were fine. Did you activate and try to make all of those purchases on the same day?

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:32 pm

I did not create an account on Barclaycardus.com until after I had received the physical card. I was able to make card-present purchases within two hours of activating the card and making an online account.

Is the physical card you received the Arrival or US Airways? I wouldn't be surprised if the US Airways physical card was designated permanently invalid after the PC.
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Postby popamode72 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:23 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I did not create an account on Barclaycardus.com until after I had received the physical card. I was able to make card-present purchases within two hours of activating the card and making an online account.

Is the physical card you received the Arrival or US Airways? I wouldn't be surprised if the US Airways physical card was designated permanently invalid after the PC.


The US Airways one arrived in the mail yesterday so that was the one I was trying to activate.
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Postby popamode72 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:09 pm

Just a few updates here.

They sent out my Arrival card a few days ago on Saturday and they also reversed the annual fee charges. If I had taken advantage of that sign up bonus that the Airways card came with (I think the biggest thing that kinda stopped me from wanting to wait is thinking to myself whether those points I would have gained would be convertible to the points that are offered with the Arrival and the woman on the phone telling me that they had sent out the card on Friday, as in four days ago when it came just a day later. I know, I'll probably keep that much more in mind if a similar situation pops up in the future and I was even criticized for it on another forum), I wonder if they would have reversed the annual fee in that situation. Oh well.

I'm very happy about that though now I have a negative balance on my card because I paid part of that fee when it was still there. Wonder if I can get my money back there. I know when that happens with Citi it's pretty easy to do so.
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