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What does POSA stand for on a game card?

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Asked on: 2010-05-24 05:43

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Answer by James:
POSA means Point Of Sale Activated. This means that game card has no value until it is purchased. This is much like the concept of a gift card. If you go into a store and take a $20 gift card without paying for it, it does not have an actual value. Only until you actually pay the $20 for that gift card does it have value. The point-of-sale system on the register that rings you up will typically capture or scan a barcode that is unique to the card (not to be confused with the UPC barcode). The unique code that is captured is identified and a value is placed to it in a local or online database.
Added at: 2013-04-12 16:00