I don't know whether to post this inquiry in the 41 under swag-aholics but I figure it is better in FOO.
Like most cyclists, I like to buy bike stuff...and my spouse watches the credit card statements like a hawk.
I put aside 20-40 dollars a week for "off the record" SWAG - but the best deals are not at the LBS where I can pay cash, but online (like probikekit.com) and to buy from them I need a credit card.
Can I just go to a bank or some financial services place, lay down $300 and "buy" a credit or debit card? I don't want to give them my phone number or address since this may come back to bite me if my wife finds out.
I don't want to get into any cloak-and-dagger situations or raise the suspicion of DHS (dept of homeland security) but I am hoping there is a quick and easy way to turn my cash into a credit or debit card that I can use to buy bike stuff online.
Any thoughts or suggestions?