Question for the Mac users

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My wife was doing a little on-line shopping today on her Mac and ran into a couple of sites that wouldn’t accept her credit card information. The transactions failed in both Firefox and Safari.

They were small, local shops, not national retailers, and the credit card information was accepted just fine working in Firefox on my Windows laptop, so I’m wondering if this is something that just happens some times with a Mac or if there’s something else I should be looking at on her machine? Anyone run into this?

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3 Responses

  1. Sneezy
    | Reply

    My guess is that would have to do with the way Macs use the SSL certificates in the keychain.

  2. Anonymous
    | Reply

    they won’t take your money?

  3. Kevin Donahue
    | Reply

    I haven’t had any site not let me checkout with Safari or Firefox. I suspect that the site she was shopping with was using a third-party cart. That’s the only thing that would explain letting her shop but not pay.

    I would think it is a site-specific javascript not recognizing the Mac side, not a problem with the computer. Some version of FF for Mac ID as Mozilla 5, and that sometimes creates problems on older javascript detection.

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