Had $150 Dell gift card for over a year. What can I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kendo, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I've had a $150 Dell gift card since Black Friday of last year and can't bring myself to buy anything. If there is a mouse on sale that I want, Amazon and Newegg usually have cheaper prices so I can't bring myself to pay full price from Dell even if it is zero out of pocket. Same goes with Xbox 360 games. I could pay $60 from Dell with zero out of pocket but I feel like I'm "losing out" since I can get it for $45 from Newegg.

    Is there anything useful that I can buy? It is a shame there are no Apple products. I think I'd buy an Apple TV or Airport Express in a heartbeat if they sold it there. I already have a 2011 MBA, 24" external monitor, external HDD, iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360, and PS3. I already have Halo 4 and Black Ops II on pre-order for $45 and $48 from Newegg.

    What would you buy if you were given $150 worth of Dell credit?
     
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    r.j.s

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    I'd put it towards a bigger/better monitor if you can't find anything else (depending on how old yours is).
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    are you sure the gift card is still valid? lots of the gift cards "expire"...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    You could sell it. Craigslist, eBay or one of the websites that deal in gift cards, such as https://www.plasticjungle.com/main They are several of them, I'm not recommending Plastic Jungle specifically.
     
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    Giuly

  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thought about it but I'd probably sell a $150 gift card for $140 and then after fees, maybe get $125 from eBay. Too bad Dell doesn't sell an Apple TV.
     
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