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Slickest way to dispose of unwanted Best Buy gift cards?

76 170 March 17, 2017 at 10:28 AM
I've been fortunate enough to receive some gift cards from work as part of an employee recognition program...but unfortunate in that there aren't good gift card options to choose from.

So I've got $500 in BB gift cards that I don't really want. I know I could just resell via Raise.com for +/- $430, or try ebay and clear something similar, or wait for a Craigslist buyer that's not a scammer, but there's gotta be something smarter than that.

I think in the good ol' days stores that sold gift cards to other stores would allow you to buy them with gift cards, but that loophole's been closed pretty much everywhere.

So what do you pros do? Is it a matter of waiting for a really good deal at Best Buy that would have local Craigslist resale potential? Are there any legit gift card trading sites out there? Any other ideas?
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every gift card site will take a cut. doubt you will get a straight trade. eBay is a very bad idea. eBay does not guarantee any giftcards. I believe all the buyer has to do is say the card was invalid and that's it.

good luck figuring out a 1 to 1 transfers I would recommend just getting something you want at a great price via slick deals. just search once in a while for bestbuy. should get ideas. also checking the bestbuy daily deals could work for you.

of your on a prepaid plan buying prepaid cards would work if they are not restricted as gift cards. they should not be but I know target won't let you use a gift card to buy them.
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Most BBs will still allow you to buy 3rd party GCs with BB GCs.
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Quote from ManUpOrShutUp :
Most BBs will still allow you to buy 3rd party GCs with BB GCs.
This is your best option. Convert to ebay gift cards and buy what you want sans tax.
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buy amazon/kindle giftcards then you can buy whatever u want at better prices. as well as buy other gift cards from amazon.
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buy amazon/kindle giftcards then you can buy whatever u want at better prices. as well as buy other gift cards from amazon.
Except that Best Buy stopped selling the Amazon/Kindle cards a while ago because they found out that that was like letting customers buy credit @ Amazon and transfer money away from their chain.
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Except that Best Buy stopped selling the Amazon/Kindle cards a while ago because they found out that that was like letting customers buy credit @ Amazon and transfer money away from their chain.
check your local stores. I have been to a few that still sell them just fine.
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check your local stores. I have been to a few that still sell them just fine.
To be honest I'd rather support brick and mortar stores over the evil empire of Amazon.
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Ya, I use my BB GCs to buy gas station gift cards since they've stopped selling the Amazon ones.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll look at my local Best Buy and see if I can get into eBay or something more useful. I had incorrectly thought that option was long dead...hopefully BB isn't smart enough to have stopped allowing us to do it!
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Anybody know of any love iTunes gift card deals?
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Quote from ManUpOrShutUp :
Most BBs will still allow you to buy 3rd party GCs with BB GCs.
just tried ordering Ebay gift card online using Best Buy Gift card as payment; my order was cancelled.
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just tried ordering Ebay gift card online using Best Buy Gift card as payment; my order was cancelled.
Poster was referring to B&M locations. Online I thought there was a loophole if you bought something else in addition to a GC, it would work. GC only orders always get cancelled I think.
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Quote from mysore99 :
just tried ordering Ebay gift card online using Best Buy Gift card as payment; my order was cancelled.
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Poster was referring to B&M locations. Online I thought there was a loophole if you bought something else in addition to a GC, it would work. GC only orders always get cancelled I think.
Yes, I was referring to BB B&M.

As an aside, you can only use 5 BB GCs in a single transaction so split it up if you have more.
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Quote from ManUpOrShutUp :
Yes, I was referring to BB B&M.

As an aside, you can only use 5 BB GCs in a single transaction so split it up if you have more.

Thanks. Just tried it at the store and had no problem.
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