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Q: Why is this a Hot Deal, a Front Page Deal?
A: You save $5 for a couple minutes of your time. People also perform an act of rolling to earn $5.
WARNING! Rolling not working for many as of 1/14/2016. Ebay either won't accept promo code or (worse) accepts promo but charges credit card or checking account in the full amount instead in PayPal !!! (UltraP)
Q: What's rolling?
A: Rolling is like this:
1 - Buy $100 ebay gift card for $95 - then you have a $100 code & $5 "free money"
2 - Use code from #1 the next time this sale occurs to buy a $100 ebay code for $95 - now you have a new $100 code & $10 "free money"
3 - Use code from #2 the next time this sale occurs to buy a $100 ebay code for $95 - now you have a new $100 code & $15 "free money"
And so on and so on... aka "rolling"
Q: How do you check your eBay gift card balance?
A: As always, find out your remaining eBay gift card balances here... Only works if you have partial balances remaining.
if you have a brand new gift card, you can check here - https://giftcards.ebay.com/balance
Q: Where can I find the terms and conditions of an eBay gift card?
Q: Do I get eBay bucks for buying an eBay gift card?
Q: How often does PayPal Digital Gifts have this deal?
A: From time to time. There were a few in November. This is the fifth one in December. Usually you either get $200 for $195 or $100 for $95.
Q: How many cards are available from this deal?
A: Usually between 10,000 to 20,000 cards. Don't delay if you want to get in on the deal! For this deal, 20,000 cards will be sold.
Q: Is there a quantity limit?
A: Generally, there's a limit of 1. Although seller may lift the limit to more than 1 (in this deal, limit is 1). To those rolling, you may (not necessary) want to limit your purchase to 1. Many people have reported that you may get a warning if you purchase more than 1. In this listing, I purchased two without any warning.
Q: How long does it take to get an e-mail with the eBay gift card code?
A: It depends, sometimes within minutes, sometimes an hour, or up to 24 hours as the seller indicates.
Q: Can you use the eBay gift card that you just purchased right away?
A: Usually no. It takes up to 4 hours for the card to be activated.
Q: How do I make sure I do not miss a similar deal?
A: Add a Deal Alert on slickdeals.
Q: Is there an eBay gift card spending limit on eBay?
A: Yes, there is a $5,000 limit on spending gift cards per 180 day rolling period for verified PayPal accounts. For unverified accounts, it is $500 per 30 day rolling period. If you exceed the limit, you will not be able to use your gift card until more time passes and you will see, "We can't apply this code to your order." You can check your eBay gift card usage activity by following the instructions here - http://moneymetagame.com/giftcard...on-paypal/
Q: What if I get an eBay error code 70245 or PayPal error code 601?
A: Here's what slickdeals member champurado on Sep. 25, 2015 at 8:55am had to say: "For those of you with errors purchasing, mainly error code 70245 or paypal error code 601 you have to call paypal and speak to a level 2 rep from payments. i had trouble with this when they had the sale for all those digital gift cards 2 days ago. reason why its because their security system is flagging your account as a fraudulent charge. you need to speak to the level 2 rep and tell them to refresh your account and see if they can override the charge. its a HASSLE needless to say. once its done you should be able to purchase the gift card. HOWEVER if youre going to purchase another gift card from the same merchant (paypal digital gifts) with a different transaction youll get the same problem. trust me, i tried. youre going to have to call again. i asked the rep if they can put something on my account so i dont have to go through the hassle of calling every single time and they said there's nothing they can do because its the security system that automatically flags the purchase."
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