Buying ads on Yahoo’s network

yahoo credit cardSo a few weeks ago I sat down at the computer to buy some ads on Yahoo’s network. I went through their process doing it as quickly as I could (which is hard) because I wanted to be done before the kids got up.

Towards the end I put in my credit card number:


it was rejected (!) … so I did it again, and again. I double/tripled checked the numbers – I was getting so frustrated! I just spent some valuable time putting this together and now it was rejecting my card! I pulled my personal card and the same thing happened. Dang – why were both of my cards being rejected??

For some reason I thought I’d try it with the spaces, like this:

1111 1111 1111 1111

Guess what – it worked! My thoughts? Why doesn’t a pioneer in the Internet world allow both ways? Why is the spacing such a big deal? Have they tested this??

(of course now I have to go and test my credit card pages and see what’s acceptable – and I realize there are bunches of JibberJobber things that can or should be polished – but we’re working from different budgets here (how’s that for an excuse).)

I bet if I had a Yahoo credit card it wouldn’t have happened… right? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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