This week I tried to purchase something on Ebay.com using my Revolut card but I failed miserably. For the record, I’ve never bought something from EBay before, so this would have been my first purchase. (Not sure it’s relevant though)
First time, I tried to buy without creating a PayPal account. I entered the details of my Revolut card, I got a notification in my phone about $1 transaction from EBay, then Ebay just informed me I cannot use this card for the purchase and I have to provide a different one. The $1 transaction remain pending as of now.
Second time, I went and create a PayPal account, linked the Revolut card to it, set it as default preferred payment method. When I tried to buy the item again, I selected the paypal option, I got a second $1 transaction on my phone Revolut app, then nothing…EBay refused to comply. The second $1 transaction is still pending. (The balance of my USD account in Revolut was at least $30 larger than the price of the item.
One day later, I chatted with Monika (from Revolut support) without shading too much light on the reason this didn’t work.
Therefore, I’m kindly asking the Revolut community if you were able to buy on EBay.com using Revolut cards recently? If so, can you please share any special procedures you had to follow in order to make it work?