$30 into $25, why?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by rKunda, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    My wife and I are trying to figure this out. I was browsing for discounted iTunes cards on ebay and found this:


    I don't get it. Why would someone pay 30+ bucks for a card worth only $25? Am I missing something?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2008
    The Gem State
    I guess it's a $5 donation? lol. That's pretty retarded.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    At least I'm not alone. I mean, there are $25 cards for less available as well. Totally odd.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Well, it may not make much sense for someone in the US to buy it for $30, but it allows someone from overseas to open an account in the US store without a US credit card, and buy stuff there (such as content which may not be available on other stores). They can then also get all the free singles etc too.

    So yeah, $5 extra is worth it in that case IMO... A similar way is how I got my US account originally.
  5. macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    eBay is also riddled with scammers who phish legitimate accounts and buy items using them.
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    I suppose that would make sense, except for the same products at discounts.

    It looks like a lot of these are boosted to appear at the top of the list, so it could be that the sellers are hoping unsavvy buyers will see it and take the bait.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    There are 2 situations:

    1) People selling GiftCard for $30 in a card that worth only $25: it makes sense. There are people that do not live in US and want to buy credits to use in iTunes Store US because iTunes does not accept credit cards outside US to use in US Store.

    2) People selling GiftCard for $70 for a card that worth $200: it makes NO SENSE. Probably it is a fraud (stolen credit cards, per example)!

  8. macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    People who use Cash Back or discount codes for eBay.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    'Cash Back' or 'Discount Codes' to sell GiftCard for $70 in one that worth $200?

    I don't think so... :eek:

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