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Costa Rica: how possible is to pay with credit card?

We are going to visit Costa Rica in the next month. I wonder how widespread are credit card payments there. Will I be able to pay with my credit card in a restaurant? In a hotel? In a bus or taxi? In ...
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Is it advantageous to subscribe to multiple EV charging roaming providers?

Considering the many hundreds of operators of electric charging stations in Europe, it is good that roaming providers exist (as of 2022, most charging stations do not yet allow paying with a regular ...
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Does my smartphone need NFC to pay at car charging stations in Germany and The Netherlands?

I am renting an electric car for a longer trip and figuring out how to pay for (fast) charging stations in Germany and The Netherlands. As of 2022, most charging stations do not yet allow paying for ...
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Is it really necessary to pay for another pay card when traveling to a different country? [closed]

I seriously am annoyed by the ~$6 my bank eats from my account every month to have the account in the first place and to get a VISA Debit card sent home every four years. I've read so many times here ...
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What's the point of having a Good To Go! pass aside from avoiding the extra 25¢USD/trip?

I drove through some bridges and tunnels in Seattle, some of which had a toll fee levied by the Good to Go toll collection system. When creating a "Good to Go!" account, I see on https://...
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Can I help my friend get a Colombian passport from the USA? [closed]

My friend lives in Bogotá, Colombia. Can I help her get a Colombian passport, and can I pay with a credit card from the USA?
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Can I pay my "Good to Go" toll bill without a "Good to Go" pass and without having to have access to the letter they sent me?

I drove through some bridges and tunnels in Seattle, some of which had a toll fee levied by the Good to Go toll collection system. Can I pay my "Good to Go" toll bill without a physical &...
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Are MasterCard and Visa accepted by Amsterdam taxis?

Do taxis in Amsterdam accept Visa and MasterCard? A search reveals that mostly they don't...but the questions and answers I found are 8 or 10 years old. Is the situation now different?
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

I've heard that in Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg), you can only pay for public transportation by credit/debit card, or an app on your phone. As an electronic payment hater, is it possible to travel ...
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While abroad 2 bank cards suddenly have stopped working. They worked yesterday, in the same country [closed]

I have 2 bank cards issued in the same country. When abroad in a country A I was using one of them in stores with no problem. And 1-2 times the other too. One day, in the same country A they both ...
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Why do Transit Systems in the US Rarely Accept Direct Credit/Debit Card Payments

In my experience in the US, it is extremely rare to find transit systems (especially buses) that take credit card payments on board. For example, you cannot simply walk onto a bus holding a credit ...
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Can I pay for the Havaist bus with a credit card?

So I'm going to visit Istanbul soon and planning to take a Havaist bus from the airport to the SultanAhmet square. I know I can pay with an IstanbulKart for the ride but I don't want to buy it. So I ...
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ESTA payment not processed

I filled all my credit card info to pay for the ESTA, it says processing and then goes back to the page where it says it is unpaid. No error message appears. Did it with another credit card and it did ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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In Waterloo, Ontario/Canada, what method to use to pay living expenses? [closed]

I am travelling three months from France to Waterloo. What is the optimum way to pay for: small amounts (groceries, Telecom, etc), large amounts (house rental, local trips, etc). Should I use a ...
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Booking with "Pay at the Hotel" option

I want to ask, when you book a hotel with the "pay at the Hotel" option, they mention: "You don’t need to prepay. However, the property may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a ...
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Host telling me to cancel my booking in exchange for a discount?

I booked through booking.com about 2 months ago, made a prepayment and everything. The place I booked has free cancellation up until 2 weeks prior. Now, the host has e-mailed me offering me a ...
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Visa card number is not accepted in IRCTC website

What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.
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How do I spend money in Sweden and Denmark? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark for holidays in a couple weeks. I live in the US and have a Bank of America bank account and debit card. I will be spending money in ...
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How should I deal with declined card with Hotels.com?

I reserved a hotel room using Hotels.com, and the card got declined due to the exceeded limit. They were able to charge me part of the bill (one night out of the several), however. I increased the ...
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Renting farmhouse in Netherlands - is it normal to be asked to pay deposit via bank transfer?

I am going to be travelling to Netherlands and trying to book a farmhouse for 3 night long stay. The farmhouse I am looking at is listed on Booking but is unavailable on the dates I am interested in. ...
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UK visa cancellation [closed]

I did my online application made the payment and set up an appointment. Two days before the appointment I realised had few errors on my application so I cancelled it and reviewed that cancelation ...
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Payment instructions allegedly from HomeAway look fishy to me

I'm in the process of setting up a long-term lease agreement for an apartment in my hometown with a landlord which lives abroad. The landlord suggested to use a middleman called HomeAway so that the ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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Are there any limitations to using Revolut or similar cards in Berlin? [duplicate]

I have tried to use my Revolut card to pay to enter a botanical garden in Berlin and the lady told me that it is not a good card. Unfortunately, her English was very poor and I cannot speak German, so ...
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Are international contactless cards / Apple Pay accepted in South Korea?

Travelling around Seoul, I've often seen the NFC / contactless payment logo in restaurants, shops, and bars. However, every time I've tried paying through either contactless American Express and ...
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TfL says I must purchase a new Oyster card after failing to collect Auto top-up

I just checked my Oyster card online that I haven't used in a while and the 'Manage Auto top-up' page says: Your last Auto top-up request has not been collected. This may be due to a technical ...
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Hotel booking at marriott

I paid for my hotel at booking.com. When a hotel runs your card at arrival for any possible future damages , do they charge your card right away ? Or do they keep your card information just in case of ...
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ESTA payment not processing [closed]

I am trying to apply for my ESTA, but every time I submit the payment, I get an error saying "The charge is suspected to be fraudulent. Call your bank to determine the problem. Alternatively, use a ...
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To apply for appointment centre service fee of Rs.4095 that is paid twice?

An appointment was made and paid for in United Kingdomn. However, before a note could be made of the reference number or print the appointment confirmation the pc crashed. I was not able to go bac to ...
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I booked with "free cancelation" but have been charged; what can I do?

I booked a hotel with agoda travel on "no risk free cancellation" for 03/06/2019. I cancelled the booking, and agoda sent me the confirmation that I cancelled 29/01/2019. The hotel took full payment ...
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How to obtain a receipt for Indian Visa payment?

My colleague applied for, and was granted, an Indian visa at the end of 2018. Our employer now requires a receipt for the payment and my colleague is stating that they do not have one. Does anyone ...
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How to pay for a traffic ticket I got in Italy?

So I got a fine from when I was in Italy in a rented car. It happened in Parma, and I was directed by the letter to their website. There I can see two choices of online payment, by credit card or bank ...
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What is the best alternative for cash payments in Thailand?

Is there any payment system in Thailand that can be used instead of cash payments? There is AliPay in China, Sberbank in Russia; Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost worldwide, but I couldn't find ...
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How to unlock WeChat money as a foreigner in China? [closed]

I was using WeChat pay efficiently, friends funded me (me handing them cash from ATM). Then I got some from a dodgy source (LocalBitcoins) and 2 days later I had a situation in a shop when I couldn’t ...
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Why booking.com fully refund the amount I paid for a hotel room which I confirmed? [closed]

I did not cancel my booking but I am not sure why booking.com fully refund the amount to my account. The hotel I m going to stay asked for my credit/debit card number to secure my reservation which I ...
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Best way to pay for airline tickets?

I know it's a bit of a strange question, but here goes... Background: I don't travel by plane very often, and when I have it's always been someone else who actually purchased the tickets. I am trying ...
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Will I be charged if the hotel cancelled the booking (on booking.com)?

What happens if the hotel cancels my booking (booking.com) because I failed to make pre-payment in time? Will they still charge my bank card as if I had made the cancellation? I didn’t get the hotel’...
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Visa application payment declined due to error

I applied for a UK business visa. I got a mail from the UK embassy that my application falls under the short-term student visa. So they withdrew my application and suggested me to submit another ...
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Being charged for an automatically cancelled reservation in the US

About two months ago I made a reservation for a US hotel through Booking.com, using a prepaid credit card. The hotel tried to check my card on May 19th (past the free cancellation period, which was ...
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Can I pay online if I first book with "pay at property" option?

I chose the "pay at property" option while booking a hotel room on booking.com. Now I changed my decision to pay online, but couldn't find a way to do that. On the "bookings" page, I see the ...
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Italy AirBnb host asking for passport info plus two off-the-books payments. Very skeptical

I'm an American and I'll be going to Italy in July. Is it common for my AirBnB hosts to ask for our passport information? My host asked me for my passport info and the others who will be staying with ...
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How widely is Apple Pay supported in Japan?

I'm going on a trip to Japan soon and the announcement that as of iOS 10.x there's support for Apple Pay in the country is great news! However, I also understand that a lot of the NFC / contactless ...
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Sites that let you pay with two cards? (Air travel)

My girlfriend and I are two poor college students saving money for trips. Are there any sites that let you pay with two cards, so we can pay for a flight? Meaning, I pay, say, $300 for the flight, ...
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UK Visit Visa - Payment is being processed [closed]

I'm planning to visit my husband's family and friends in the UK in a couple of months. I have all the required documents. I did the online application. Unfortunately in the last minutes/payment ...
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Agoda payment not in FAQ list

I booked a hotel through Agoda and there is no other payment option like pay now or pay later. It was just a [Book Now] button and proceeded to payment. It shows Payment collected by property at ...
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Where can I use Apple Pay in China?

How good is the coverage of Apple Pay in China? Obviously not as good as Alipay. But is it useful?
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UK visa payment pending message

I have submitted an on-line Standard visitor UK visa application for my 1 year old son. I made the payment today morning (using internet explorer browser), using my credit card which has been charged....
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Not all tolls can be paid with cash. What are my options with a rental car?

I'll be traveling with a rental car from Virginia to New Hampshire. What do I do if I only want to pay with cash? I've been informed that some tolls, for example in NY, don't accept cash. What's the ...
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Swedish cashless economy for tourism

As a visitor to Sweden, what are my options for paying for things? Should I buy some kind of pre-paid card and load it? Will merchants accept a MasterCard from Ireland with microchip/rfid?
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