10 things credit cards won't buy

Credit cards can be convenient, but they won't buy everything. These are a few of the items that may require some cold, hard cash to purchase.

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Apr 27, 2014 5:45PM
The credit card policy is dealer dependent. Sometimes they won't accept them at all, sometimes they limit the amount that can be charged, and sometimes they let you pay for the car entirely with a credit card. It depends on what restrictions they are under from management, how badly they want the deal, and their profile margin. 
Jun 25, 2013 11:40AM

In god we trust all others pay cash


Jun 25, 2013 11:37AM
I worked in a convenience store in NY. We sold lottery to people using credit cards everyday. Management said it was fine. Not so sure it was legal, but then again it was a pretty sketchy store. lol
Jun 25, 2013 11:09AM

Like another poster, I too bought a new car with a credit card.  It actually saved me money because of the points I earned and I paid the bill before interest charges were applied.

Jun 19, 2013 11:16AM
Is it true if a merchant accepts a particular credit card, it can't refuse payment on anything with that credit card?    I think there is something in the contract/agreement the credit card has with the merchant.
Jun 19, 2013 10:10AM
Feb 2, 2013 9:39AM
If a credit card can't buy it, it's not worth having. 
Feb 2, 2013 7:21AM
Transfer your student loan to a Citibank credit card and file for bankruptcy. 
Feb 1, 2013 10:46PM
How about strippers?They even have a place to swipe.
Feb 1, 2013 11:36AM

Here is a once of weed, is it going to be Visa or MasterCard? Would you like a receipt for that?

It sound crazy, but I will bet you it happens allot those days since there are allot of credit card swipers for you phone. Next they will even accept EBT cards.


All credit card companies care is money, and they will allow you to do anything as long as they charge a fee


Feb 1, 2013 11:00AM
I can't think of any dealer who would refuse a sale of a vehicle if the buyer wanted to pay any or all of the purchase price using plastic assuming the buyer's credit limit would handle it.

True, the buyer may have less bargaining power because of the merchant fees (bound to be low anyway, due to the volume a typical car dealer does with credit cards) and then losing the kick-back the dealer gets with the finance company (as most cars are financed to some degree).

Otherwise it's an easy sale.  The dealer gets all their money right away, the car is driven off the lot, and the customer will most likely have to use the dealer's service dept at some point.

So, I'm not sure where the MSN writer ever got that idea.

Feb 1, 2013 10:07AM
I've paid for a new truck and for my son's college tuition with my credit card.  This "story" just isn't accurate.
Feb 1, 2013 9:37AM
Once you get a car loan from bank or dealer you can transfer the balance to a 0% credit card. Even with fees you save and you release the lien on the car and get the title free and clear!

Feb 1, 2013 9:18AM

lie...i bought over 200 in lottery tix at christmas time at my local grocery store...

did the same last year too...


as for a car...another lie....not only did i put a down payment (2000) once, also paid for one albeit a used one for 4000!!!

Feb 1, 2013 8:36AM

I bought a car on a credit card with no interest for a yr, paid it off, worked out great .


Feb 1, 2013 3:32AM

Yall better ask oblamo about that credit card thing...He uses his for anything and everything..

Suprised he still likes to use it...Its been MAXED OUT several Trillion dollars ago...?

ps...You cant spend your way out of debt....lol

Feb 1, 2013 12:34AM
They also forgot drugs, whores, political bribes
Jan 31, 2013 11:07PM
My boyfriend bought a car entirely on his credit card and he paid it off in less than a year.  
Jan 31, 2013 10:42PM
You can use - and have used - a credit card for a deposit on a new car, I did that a few years ago with a $2500 deposit.
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