Best place to sell iTunes giftcards? (dont mind taking a decent hit)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by funnyatleast, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. funnyatleast macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2011
    saw a thread on where to BUY itunes gift cards, but where is a good place to sell them.

    I don't like to deal with ebay at all. I even tried to sell my 100 dollar gift card on craigslist for 85-90 and no takers. Any advice, I have no use for it at a

    Or any forums were people would paypal for 85ish?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Can't you use what people stated in the buy thread to sell your gift card. That is the third party sites that are selling them - sell your gift card through them?

    There's craigslist and of course MscRumors has a Marketplace forum, however access to that is only after being a member for 6 months and having 250 posts. We don't allow sales anywhere else.
  3. wmitch macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Maybe it's just me but it sounds like you are trying to sell it in this thread.

    I'm sure that's not the case though since that would be against forum policy/rules. :rolleyes:
  4. funnyatleast thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2011
    I was just asking. But if someone wanted it that would be awesome ha
  5. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Until we reach 250 posts and 6 months requirement, we can't even see the part in the forum right?
  6. SilverOath macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2013
    They're regularly on sell for 20% off at stores. So I'd figure you'd be hard pressed to get 80/100. I see them on CL in my area for 75/100 and they just keep being posted like they're not selling.

    I wouldn't touch eBay with a 100 foot stick but that's me.

    I figure if you really want to sell it your going to have to give it a much steeper discount. The market you're aiming for is people who buy music (although a few app purchasers may be interested) -- more specifically people tech savvy enough to be searching CL with an understanding of gift cards. Now there are people who like to buy their music (although I'd wager most of the ones willing to pay are less likely to be thrifty and more likely to just link their credit card to iTunes); however, I'd wager many of the 'thrifty' consumers have alternate sources including streaming, and forms of other less legitimate sources.

    I know I'm not going to shell out (and potentially risk/scams) 75$ for a mere 5$ savings over buying the 40/50 set at Target, and I'm even a not so wealthy college student. I wouldn't consider 5$ savings worth my time and transportation of meeting someone for a gift card. Moreover, iTunes gift card markets are constantly flooded -- especially around this time of year and lingering for months due to the back to school gift cards (you think you're the only one who got one of those gift cards and didn't need it? -- I'd wager the majority of those cards are never used directly by the 'student' they were issued too).

    (Long Story Short)
    My point is that if the iTunes gift hard has a limited audience and if you really want to get that audiences attention you're going to have to make it really enticing. I'd wager 60/100 before you really see people interested on CL, and I would avoid eBay like the plague.
  7. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Wow, so I guess I would need to sell my $50 for cheaper than what I initially thought I could sell it for. I was hoping $45 for $50 iTunes card.
  8. SilverOath macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2013
    That's just my logic I don't deal in gift cards. I figure your best best to get the most would be via a trade (possibly for a gift card you can use). If you're selling it for cash -- you have to consider the buyers perspective:

    1) Is it worth an hour of my time to meet this person to buy the gift card? Is gas involved how is that dipping into my savings?

    2) Is it worth the risk -- I'm shelling out XXX dollars.... and it could get rejected if the person charge backs? Particularly for something you won't use instantly (such as a Starbucks gift card that you plan to use over weeks months, same goes for iTunes).

    3) I'm giving up cash (can be spent on anything) for a gift card (can be only spent at one store) -- is the savings worth having to sell it in the event I don't end up using it all? Can I even sell it if I don't use it all?

    I know I've been sitting on ~3000 in Apple Store Gift Cards -- which I figured I'd sell quickly but it's been months now. I keep getting people offering 1500, 2000, 2300.... for me as a seller I know I'll eventually use them if they don't sell and their not going to depreciate -- so I decline. I know at my asking they're saving a few hundred dollars so it at least addresses part 1 (is the hour or so worth the savings), and I've told them I can provide receipts dating back months to ensure they're not purchased on stolen cards which addresses part 2, but it seems over coming part 3 is still a big obstacle -- among other issues given their excessive value, or that audience is more likely to save more by buying used and would rather that than saving a little bit less and getting new. They're a tricky situation -- if the loss isn't worth it for you just hold on to them -- you may find some music, apps, that you'll use. :)
  9. BruiserB macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    I know there is a site called that buys and sells different gift cards. I have used them to buy restaurant cards for places I frequently eat. Seems to be a well run outfit. I have no experience selling cards to them so I don't know how much they will give you. I also don't know how they verify that it is a valid code on your card without the code covering being scratched off, but I'm sure you will find out if you pursue this with them.
  10. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    As mentioned, no one is going to buy it for 15% off if they can buy it retail for 20% off.
  11. ggoerl macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    why in the heck are you sitting on that much money in gift cards? are you just getting them given to you? I want in!
  12. joshdammit macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2013
    He was planning on quitting the grocery store he works at, so he rung up and activated a bunch of iTunes gift cards before he quit. :)
  13. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Actually iTunes giftcards are occasionally sold at 30% off. So that's why people are selling for 25% off.
  14. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    I recently sold my $50 iTunes GCs (in the Marketplace)... started at $45, lowered to $42 ... the instant I set it to $40, I got a few PMs and everything got sold in less than an hour...
  15. SilverOath, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    SilverOath macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Apple Store not App Store. Slight difference. :)


    That's the cost of a second tier MacBook Retina.. single purchase... returned one a while ago and was restricted to a gift card. It's not that glamorous. :(
  16. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Thanks. I will try my luck there as well but first I need to reach 250 posts.

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