Archive for July, 2009

Using Visa Electron

July came and went, started with some crazy overnight downpour which ended up with flooding in Dublin and quickly deteriorated into puddles of rain throughout the month. The supposed summer heatwave must have ended before we noticed it had actually came round. Oh well.

We apologised though, for the lack of news on Dublin Metblogs. It had been a crazy period of time with work, work-related travel, moving, and all sorts of randomness. We will try to restore some news regularity here the best we could.

A headline that caught our attention last month was re the use of Visa Electron. Or should we say, the lack of. Visa Electron is a debit/credit card system that somehow never quite arrived in Ireland (along with Australia, Canada and USA). Bummer really, because if you’ve been booking for flights online and look around a bit, you would have noticed, if you were paying using Visa Electron, those pesky card handling charges go away!

According to this article in Irish Independent, you can now circumvent this little issue by signing up on Entropay and get yourself a functioning (virtual) Visa Electron. Mind, there is a fee attached to using this service (4.9%) but it is still cheaper than that of charges you otherwise will have to fork out to buy your cheap flights to escape the Irish summer rain.

Giving it a try?

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