My order came to $108 shipped and I paid using a credit card from my Local CU as they said this will be charged as a cash advance- my CU doesn't charge a CA fee, nor will they flip if they see this.
I get an email today..
Thank you for using the Bank of America Foreign Currency and Travelers Cheques Web site to order foreign currency.
Regrettably, we have declined your transaction as you used a non-Bank of America credit card to pay for your transaction.
We have had to decline your order due to recent changes to the rules of the Visa and MasterCard associations. If you have a Bank of America Checking or Savings account, please visit us again online and submit a new foreign currency order using your Bank of America account for payment. Enhancements to our Web site that will reflect this change are currently in development.
What? I think I'm going to ask them where in their merchant agreement it allows this. Clearly they are trying to avoid a transaction fee(and make 3-5% CA fee) to make more on the currency.
Edited by wcnghj, 13 October 2009 - 04:56 PM.