BlackBerry Curve 8330 Media Card Problem

I just bought a BlackBerry Curve 8330 from amazon and activated it. Everything works perfectly except when I put a formatted media card into the device it says in options>media card: A media card is not presently inserted in the device. I have tried everything, the battery pull, reformatting the card, reformatting the O.S. and nothing seems to work. I have tried 2 different media cards in this device, a 1gb one and a 2gb one and both don't work. I tried them in other phones and they work perfectly. I would greatly appreciate some support. Also, could I send the phone into Verizon or take it to a Verizon store for repairs even though I bought it online?