I have had numerous problems with Paypal checkout in the past. And yet again it has come to haunt me again. I get a error 0. I'm not sure why O'Reilly checkout is so flaky. I don't have a problem using Paypal anywhere else except on O'Reilly. The irony, really.
Seriously, it shouldn't be that difficult. I use an international debit card (as I'm in India) that is linked to Paypal and I never have problems on Manning, Peachpit, Amazon, etc.
It's not a Paypal problem obviously, so please either fix it or offer other means to make a payment. I really don't think you want to be turning away business at the last step due to a lousy checkout process.
Lastly, is it email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org because I see both e-mails mentioned on oreilly.com .
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That error 0 is an error that comes from PayPal and not from the oreilly.com shopping cart.
Paypal has told us that error is means that they declined the transaction due to it failing one of their many checks. The order won't complete once that happens. The "pending" charge will drop off after a few days, because we can't complete the order.
Both addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org work.
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I spoke with Paypal as well and they've told me to contact my card issuing bank as there may be a problem there as the bank issues the ok or not on confirmation of the payment method. I'm in the process of doing this. Will let you know what the reason is if they figure it out. This is a very weird problem since O'Reilly is the only site I have this problem with.
This has still not been resolved with the Bank or Paypal. I'm still pulling my hair trying to get this to work.
I wonder if Verified by Visa or Mastercard could also cause any issues with the transaction going through. I doubt it, but I'm trying to narrow out all possibilities.
I'm missing out on some great deals of the day and discounts and it's really frustrating.