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OFFICIAL "Where to sell airline miles/credit card points or rewards" THREAD **No buying/selling**

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Just got an AMEX card a few months ago, and now have 75K points with the sign up promo. I was thinking about getting some gift cards with the points and sell the gift cards, but heard some people mentioning Rewards2Cash.com.

I never heard of the website before and their payout rate for points seems to be really good, have anyone used them before?

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There is NO buying/selling in this thread. This thread is specifically for tracking websites/merchants that buy airline miles and credit card points/rewards. There is zero tolerance for this policy. Do you have questions regarding if what you are about to post is allowed? Please read these rules - http://slickdeals.net/f/7522872?v=1

According to reports from various people on here and FW, avoid the buyer "Sellmileage.com"

Understand the risks. You could get your account frozen, and a very threatening e-mail demanding you tell them details about the trip you booked. If that happens, you will get points taken away from you, and possibly your account shutdown. All brokers know this, and few are telling sellers, but have you noticed how some places no longer buy AA miles that used to?

Send an e-mail to all the brokers listed in this thread and tell them what points you have and how much they are paying. The rate for points and demand changes CONSTANTLY. Always bargain with the brokers and try to get a higher price. No deal is done until you get the info on where to transfer the points. Everyone is flaky, both buyers and sellers so accept that this is the norm

Always check the last few pages for recent reports.


Shop around a good starting point is what is listed in the screenshot.

Do not pay much attention to posts from SD users who have very few posts, very few reputation points, and/or just joined very recently who also do not provide the details the their transaction.

It seems the price changes time by time. I attached a different price.

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My approach: I BCC all the brokers and see what responses I get. Whoever is saying what I want to hear/making the best offer/responding promptly is who I go with.


Ray
http://www.mileageforcash.com/
info@mileageforcash.com
Chase quickpay available
May cover (some) paypal fees

Eli
http://www.milesbuyer.com/Home
buyingmiles@gmail.com

Bruce
http://www.buyingmiles.net/
info@buyingmiles.net
brucergoldberg2@gmail.com
May buy AA miles
Chase quickpay may be available

Ethan
http://www.mabrokerage.com/
info@mabrokerage.com

Jack
http://www.themilesbroker.com/
info@themilesbroker.com
jack@themilesbroker.com
Chase quickpay available

Vince
http://rewards2cash.com/
http://rewards2cash.com/index.php...on/contact

Good, but minimal discussion
http://www.themileshub.com/


How are transactions completed? Contact brokers for specific instructions but will vary with each broker/rewards program involved. May included:

1. Membership Rewards: Broker will send you the name of someone to add and their FF info. You have a rep (via chat or phone) add an authorized user to your account and either have the rep transfer the points to their FF account or have them set it up so you can transfer it. It took me 3 reps via chat to finally get it done as some reps are better than others. Confirm transfer, get paid. I haven't had to give up account access and can't see why one would need to. A few days or so later I have a rep remove the person from my account (don't want to raise flags with quick adds/deletes, no confirmation that it will but would rather be safe then sorry). Just as an FYI it seems like you may need a minimum of 75K MR points to catch the attention of brokers. Anything less may require patience or luck.

2. Ultimate Rewards: Broker will send you the name of someone to add and their FF info. Go into your account online if you have the INK + and that person as an authorized user. Transfer points to their FF account and then get paid. Shouldn't have to give up account access with the INK +. Somebody else will have to detail the process for the other Chase branded cards (Sapphire? INK CASH?). A few days or so later I go online and remove the person I added.

3. Mileage Plus: You will either purchase the award ticket as instructed by the broker or give them access to your account (give them your login). Some brokers may be willing to pay you beforehand. Process will vary from broker to broker so see which on they use or negotiate one. Some may also prefer you to have the mileage plus credit card and use that card to pay for award fees & taxes. I assume this is to help give off the impression that it is you buying the ticket.

4. AAdvantage: You will either purchase the award ticket as instructed by the broker or give them access to your account (give them your login). Some brokers may be willing to pay you beforehand. Process will vary from broker to broker so see which on they use or negotiate one. Some may also prefer you to have the AA credit card and use that card to pay for award fees & taxes. I assume this is to help give off the impression that it is you buying the ticket. The market for AAs can be scarce at times because of shutdowns in the past so proceed with caution.

5. SW/Rapid Rewards:Anybody?

6. Delta:Anybody?

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How do you transfer points to Bruce?
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If you redeem through the credit card site its simply a rebate or discount on existing purchases


When you sell something to a third party doesnt that now become ordinary income that you need to report? I think there is a limit you have to exceed but its just like if you sold something on ebay.
Technically, any time you get something that has value where you paid nothing or less than full value, that's taxable income. So yes, it's income that should be reported. However, there may be something else you're doing that would offset that income with a deduction. And what it comes down to is that the IRS doesn't question such low value stuff, unless you're selling thousands of dollars worth a year. Have you ever gone to a casino and seen slot machines advertised with a payout of $1499.99 or something similar? It's because that next cent means the casino is required to make a tax report before providing you the money. It's still the same to you, money you won at a casino. But there is an actual dollar value threshold that needs to be met before the IRS really looks into these things.
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Quote from MadRhetoric View Post :
Technically, any time you get something that has value where you paid nothing or less than full value, that's taxable income. So yes, it's income that should be reported. However, there may be something else you're doing that would offset that income with a deduction. And what it comes down to is that the IRS doesn't question such low value stuff, unless you're selling thousands of dollars worth a year. Have you ever gone to a casino and seen slot machines advertised with a payout of $1499.99 or something similar? It's because that next cent means the casino is required to make a tax report before providing you the money. It's still the same to you, money you won at a casino. But there is an actual dollar value threshold that needs to be met before the IRS really looks into these things.

Good point. I guess it only really matters in a Audit Situation. I wonder how long before the government starts taxing these credit card deals and cash back (you know its coming)
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Used rewards2cash for my 100K Bonus Platinum Amex points and everything went smoothly Smilie Got the rates advertised on their website.

I got contacted by a representative. We had a chat on Skype and got the instructions to transfer the points. They transferred the money first by paypal (3%-ish transaction fee), and I transferred the points to their account. Easy as pie. Already got the money sent to my bank account.

Would definitely recommend
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I have over 100k UR points but I'm scared to "sell them" and have Chase close my accounts.

Have you guys not seen this? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/cr...nts-4.html

Thoughts?
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Never knew this type of service existed.

AWESOME!
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I vote for R2C for it's straightforward and honest. Had Chase Ultimate Rewards from freedom to cash out and was informed the risk of card close. Decided to cancel the trade but will definitey use R2C for my AMEX rewards (just applid the 100k platinum card couple of days ago and hope to get the points soon).
If I transfer my Chase UR to my Chase Sapphire card and then sell them (to someone's miles account), which card is more likely to get closed? I would think the Sapphire?
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Used Rewards2cash...got my check last might Whee
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I have around 100K in AA miles, can I book tickets for my family of 4?
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I just contacted Bruce about the 100k UR points I wanted to sell and the concern of getting my account closed by Chase. I showed him the FT link I posted above, and apparently he never knew about this issue. I was hoping he might have a different method of transfer but it's also Chase --> Chase which will cause a redflag.
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No offense intended, but don't you people EVER travel? Or is there no place out there that you'd really like to vacation at?
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I have over 100k UR points but I'm scared to "sell them" and have Chase close my accounts.

Have you guys not seen this? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1396906-chase-closed-my-sapphire-preferred-account-due-transfers-other-ur-accounts-4.html

Thoughts?

I was going to post this but you beat me to it. I stopped posting deals like this here, because I realized when it comes to miles talk, nothing beats FT.


And about your Chase transfer...maybe it'll slip by if it's a small amount. Maybe it'll slip by if it's a big amount too, but Chase WILL close your account. And then what?
You'll be blocked from one the best credit card providers.
And your credit report will carry that mark.


I'm not going to try and advise everyone here because each person is free to do what he or she wishes...but seeing that you (Minty415) know something about FT, and have read that thread, I'd advise you not to do it.
Save those points.
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I was going to post this but you beat me to it. I stopped posting deals like this here, because I realized when it comes to miles talk, nothing beats FT.


And about your Chase transfer...maybe it'll slip by if it's a small amount. Maybe it'll slip by if it's a big amount too, but Chase WILL close your account. And then what?
You'll be blocked from one the best credit card providers.
And your credit report will carry that mark.


I'm not going to try and advise everyone here because each person is free to do what he or she wishes...but seeing that you (Minty415) know something about FT, and have read that thread, I'd advise you not to do it.
Save those points.
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Exactly...it's not worth the risk. I told Bruce I'll pass on the Chase offer, but may sell my Amex and United points once I receive it since they're lower risk.
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#194
Between me and my wife we have 3 chase cards. We are closing the Sapphire account anyway.
I'm curious about what they might close with this scenario:

I transfer my Chase UR to my Wife's Chase UR and then to my Wife's Chase Sapphire card and then sell them (to someone's miles account), which card is more likely to get closed? I would think the Sapphire? Or would they close them all, or just my Wife's accounts? And could they close the Sapphire card before the points were moved to the buyers miles account?
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#195
I know everyone is talking about selling points/miles, but does anyone know what is a good rate for buying miles? I am looking to buy United miles (guess have someone send miles via Chase UR).
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