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- Location: CA, USA
There are three problems with prepaid card online purchase,
* They may have problem with address verification. Some prepaid cards don't have address associated with it. Some merchants can only do verification with their local address.
* Lack of 3D-Secure
I know no prepaid card that support this feature.
* Foreign tranaction fee
Not a problem limited to prepaid card, but expect to pay 1 to 5% fee on this.
If I were you, I'd either find a merchant where they accepts PayPal (which will facilitate transaction between the card and merchant), or open up a secured credit card. Secured credit card are credit card that requires security deposit. Credit union often issues secured credit card with 3D-Secure, plus they usually only charge 1%, as opposed to 3% or higher foreign transaction fee.
In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi TY Preferred (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)