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It's not a very good idea.  As Linden Lab says, "A common cause of payment method failure is the use of unsupported card types. At this time, the majority of prepaid cards are not compatible with our system, even if they bear the VISA/AMEX/Mastercard logo. This includes cards purchased at retail stores, rechargeable credit cards, and bank-issued check cards." Pre-paid cards include most of those cards that you can buy with a fixed balance (gift cards) but they also include many debit cards and rechargeable cards that you can add more money to.  Basically, the issue is that a valid payment method has to meet two criteria: (1) it must be capable of instant funds transfer and (2) it must be able to handle reversable transactions; that is, both sending funds to LL and receiving funds from them.  That second criterion is there partly so that LL's systems can refund a transaction if something goes wrong but also so that they have a way to know who they are dealing with.  Many prepaid cards can't meet one or the other of those criteria.  Some cards do meet the criteria, but it would be just your bad luck to put money into one that doesn't.

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