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How to convert Amazon gift card

cybermom 296 July 8, 2009 at 09:08 AM
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I have an amazon gift certificate for $150 but won't be needing it. What is the best way to cash it out?
Sell it on ebay, buy something on Amazon and sell it on ebay, etc? I don't think I can use it to buy other gift cards on Amazon, or I would do that. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Reduce it by 50% and sell it to me! Laugh
Ebay coupons and gift certificates seem to go for very close to face and sometimes even more if the bidder has a % off coupon.
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did you already add it to your account? i don't think you can do anything if you did. amazon sells everything...i'm sure can find something you need.
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no buying GCs with GCs on Amazon. They are very good at preventing that.
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Reduce it by 50% and sell it to me! Laugh
Ebay coupons and gift certificates seem to go for very close to face and sometimes even more if the bidder has a % off coupon.
If I were to sell it on ebay, what is to keep a buyer from saying that the code did not work? Then I would be out the money! Is there any threads on selling/buying on ebay here or another website for help?Thanks.
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If I were to sell it on ebay, what is to keep a buyer from saying that the code did not work? Then I would be out the money! Is there any threads on selling/buying on ebay here or another website for help?Thanks.
that's a big risk you have to take. lots of auctions have AS-IS as part of it.
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that's a big risk you have to take. lots of auctions have AS-IS as part of it.
AS-IS won't matter if Paypal sides with the buyers all the time. That, plus a lot buyers don't look at descriptions.

Don't forget, there's final value fees, Paypal fees, and listing fee. Your $150 would probably turn into $130-140 after fees or something.
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If I were to sell it on ebay, what is to keep a buyer from saying that the code did not work? Then I would be out the money! Is there any threads on selling/buying on ebay here or another website for help?Thanks.
I actually got screwed by paypal for selling a virtual item (amazon gift card). They told me that virtual items are not covered and therefore they will side with the buyer 100% of the time. It took me hours of calling paypal to finally get my money back. I would say if you are going to do it, write it down and send it to them with delivery confirmation instead of emailing it. Just my two cents
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I would def keep it! You may not need it now but think about Xmas and you may need it then!!
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thanks for all the great feedback. i will rep as many as i can! if you have more ideas, let me know! it would be great if i could pay my amazon credit card bill with the gift card. by the way, is there a thread on here anywhere on the how-tos of ebay (how to buy/sell, etc)?
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thanks for all the great feedback. i will rep as many as i can! if you have more ideas, let me know! it would be great if i could pay my amazon credit card bill with the gift card. by the way, is there a thread on here anywhere on the how-tos of ebay (how to buy/sell, etc)?
I started out reading forums and just getting a feel for the site. They have "eBay Bibles" that show you how to get started, but usually gets outdated every time they update something.
http://shop.ebay.com/items/__offi...p=15&_sc=1

I think personal experience is 1 of the best ways to learn something.
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The best way is that you should find something with rebates to redeem your Amazon gift card. I hope that helpsnod
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no buying GCs with GCs on Amazon. They are very good at preventing that.
Are there places that let you use a gift card to buy gift cards?
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