Originally Posted by BobTopofTheWorld
First debit card I ever had was a month ago, first paypal account was a week ago. First amazon/ebay account too... I never heard of such a thing as 'testing my account', I wonder how many retailers would accept me 'testing their product' for a day/week without their authorization? (sounds like theft huh)
Coat it with sugar, paint it a different colour... its STILL an unauthorized charge, and therefore illegal.
Quite normal transaction to do that. BUT, on a debit card I can see it being a problem as it comes directly out of your bank account, unlike a credit card where, when I get my bill, that $1 charge is never there, just the actual cost of the service or product....