Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resource Center
Bronx Community College
bronx, NY 10453
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patricia O'Donnell" <email@example.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: Credit Card Question
> >I have an odd question for those of you that purchase by Credit Cards. I
> >have just had two orders "declined" and when I called the Universities to
> >check is appears that Kino is on some kind of restricted list because we
> >sell " other kinds of videos" I am totally mystified by this.
> >Does anyone have experience with such restrictions ? It is not a big deal
> >we can just invoice these guys but I am dying to find out how Kino could
> >on such a list. Maybe it is that child porn
> >THE TIN DRUM that we sell . I just can't figure it out and any info would
> >jessica rosner
> Hi Jessica,
> I purchase videos all the time using a University issued purchasing card
> (Master Card). The card was originally restricted to particular vendors
> who use a specific set of MCC's or merchant codes and it can NOT be used
> for entertainment or food purchases.
> Althought the food restriction is no problem, the "entertainment"
> restriction began to give me trouble immediately due to the wide variety
> vendors we patronize. (Many video retailers also sell video games so my
> card was being refused all over the place!)
> I contacted our University Accounting office in charge of this purchasing
> card program and pled my case, very convincingly I guess, because they
> authorized my card for any of the MCC codes on their list which had
> anything to do with video, laser disk, cd-ROM or DVD and I haven't had any
> problems since.
> The bottom line, your trouble probably has little to do with the content
> of the materials your vendor distributes and everything to do with their
> MCC or "merchant" code. Hope this helps.
> Pat O'Donnell