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Marvel MC- How is Amazon coded?

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Marvel MC- How is Amazon coded?

Still deciding on whether to get the card... Dining and "entertainment" is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows whether the system considers amazon.com to be a bookstore or something else? This will likely be the decisive factor in the application

 

Thanks!





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eXs wrote:

Still deciding on whether to get the card... Dining and "entertainment" is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows whether the system considers amazon.com to be a bookstore or something else? This will likely be the decisive factor in the application

 

Thanks!


Since no one has actually got their card yet much less had time to make a purchase and have it clear; it is impossible to answer this question.....

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dragontears wrote:

eXs wrote:

Still deciding on whether to get the card... Dining and "entertainment" is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows whether the system considers amazon.com to be a bookstore or something else? This will likely be the decisive factor in the application

 

Thanks!


Since no one has actually got their card yet much less had time to make a purchase and have it clear; it is impossible to answer this question.....


man, Sync should hurry up with shipping then lol, tryna get that CB from booze and random stuff from Prime!





Gardening since 04/21/2016
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Re: Marvel MC- How is Amazon coded?


eXs wrote:

dragontears wrote:

eXs wrote:

Still deciding on whether to get the card... Dining and "entertainment" is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows whether the system considers amazon.com to be a bookstore or something else? This will likely be the decisive factor in the application

 

Thanks!


Since no one has actually got their card yet much less had time to make a purchase and have it clear; it is impossible to answer this question.....


man, Sync should hurry up with shipping then lol, tryna get that CB from booze and random stuff from Prime!


Since the MCC is set with MasterCard (in this case) and Barclay's Sallie Mae MasterCard treats Amazon like a 'bookstore' (meaning Amazon is using the bookstore MCC), I'm thinking it should.

 

This is just speculation, of course, until somebody has time to get the card, make a purchase, then look over their statement.  Smiley Wink

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UncleB wrote:

eXs wrote:

dragontears wrote:

eXs wrote:

Still deciding on whether to get the card... Dining and "entertainment" is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows whether the system considers amazon.com to be a bookstore or something else? This will likely be the decisive factor in the application

 

Thanks!


Since no one has actually got their card yet much less had time to make a purchase and have it clear; it is impossible to answer this question.....


man, Sync should hurry up with shipping then lol, tryna get that CB from booze and random stuff from Prime!


Since the MCC is set with MasterCard (in this case) and Barclay's Sallie Mae MasterCard treats Amazon like a 'bookstore' (meaning Amazon is using the bookstore MCC), I'm thinking it should.

 

This is just speculation, of course, until somebody has time to get the card, make a purchase, then look over their statement.  Smiley Wink


bolded the important part. How a store is coded is determined by the card network, in this case Mastercard. Thus, any Mastercard used at a given store will have those charges coded as the same type.

 

It is worth mentioning though, that just as there are items sold on Amazon but not fulfilled by Amazon which are charged separately and do not code as Amazon (bookstore) purchases, digital media from Amazon also does not seem to be coded as a bookstore purchase - so the Marvel MC would give you 3% on digital music/video/games where Sallie Mae MC drops to the standard 1% "everything else" rate for them.

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