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I have a best buy gift card and i dont want to use it, How do i cash it?find out HERE

xprophecyx 72 March 23, 2006 at 07:50 AM
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Ok, well i recently got laid off, well more like wrongfully terminated but i dont give a shit because im attempting to sue thier asses....

alot of customers that i delt with came in, and wanted to cash thier gift card, best buy wont allow it, and obviously it plainly says on the card you cant redeem it for cash, and we all know best buy is getting larger and ripping more people off each day, so realistically this is kind of a ha ha towards best buy, and IS NOT illegal....its pure lazyness of the employees that are 16 years old at customer service.....

You start out with a (example) 200.00 Gift card.....you got from anywhere....it can even be store credit it doesnt matter......for those returns they wont allow because your outside the return policy.....

well they run microgoof (microsoft nt) as thier registers, no wonder they crash so much...anyways....

you have your 200.00 gift card/store credit whatever....

go in, buy something thats 200.00 or more.......

say the item totals out to 210.00 with tax or whatever, use YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD for the rest of the purchase.....

go home, return the next day exchange the product because you say its defective and you want another one.....

go home wait about a week.....

go back in, they wont remember you trust me.....

return the item....

when you return it, the system will say "what the hell? what did he use to purchase this with" and you know what? it prompts the employee to enter, or swipe your card to give you your 210.00 back....completely.......so it (the return) turns into cash, in the long run, WHY? because it returns back to your debit/credit card, and will post generally in 3-4 days...boom done, ive done it plenty of times, and it works for me....everytime...even till this day!

good luck!

remember, this is NOT ILLEGAL its just a system flaw you could call it, because they run microgoof, and results as such....
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thanks dude. I dont have no bb gift card, but this seems cool trick.
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Same thing happened at Wal-Mart, bought a TV with a WM Gift Card, AMX $10 Gift Card (free from SD) and the Rest on my CREDIT CARD, when I returned it, they gave me straight up ca$h. YMMV.
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I have a $25 BB card and I have vowed never to buy anything from BB again. might try this one
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Quote from miznig View Post :
I have a $25 BB card and I have vowed never to buy anything from BB again. might try this one
You are gonna have to buy something to make this work though, it's a Catch 22!!
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Not really since you are gonna return it anyway.
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Quote from hsjpatman View Post :
You are gonna have to buy something to make this work though, it's a Catch 22!!
LMAO
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Eddie baur does something similar. If you pay for something with a gift card and part debit/credit, they will put it all back on your debit/credit if you return it.
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I was planning on cashing my two gift cards, so hopefully this thread would
help. Couple of questions i hope you would not mind answering:

do i need to exchange the product in order this to work? how does the exchange work? can i exchange it with another product? and if it does not work do i get store credit or get the gift cards back?
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send it to me or ebay it
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Yeah, why is the second step (exchange) required. How does it help ?
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Quote from Nsx_racing2004 View Post :
send it to me ...
hahaha... wish i could do that... wish i could send every SDers one...
but it aint happening anytime soon... not untill i graduate.
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Quote from BigBuford View Post :
Yeah, why is the second step (exchange) required. How does it help ?

it is required because this is how the system works.....example:

Purchase 220.00 including tax
200.00- for gift card
20.00 debit card

your first exchange,
swap for same item

totals to 0.00

a return on the exchanged reciept prompts: Object Variable Not Set

Associate hits enter key, and thier computer system prompts for a credit/debit card to swipe to add the funds to.

and it will put 220.00 back to your debit card including tax!

Quote from nomatter View Post :
I was planning on cashing my two gift cards, so hopefully this thread would
help. Couple of questions i hope you would not mind answering:

do i need to exchange the product in order this to work? how does the exchange work? can i exchange it with another product? and if it does not work do i get store credit or get the gift cards back?
it will work...you have to do the second exchange or else you WILL get a gift card/store credit back....
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i did this before with my staples reward check...at staples of course
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I will try it tomorrow. Hopefully it will work.

Quote from xprophecyx View Post :
...return the next day exchange the product because you say its defective and you want another one.....
Thinking about getting a monitor and exchange it saying that it has a dead pixel. Better ideas for product/reason to exchange?
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