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beerseagulls

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due to events beyond my control, I now have over $1,400 in Apple Gift Card balance.(all currently loaded on my Apple account)

what can I do with it? no need for new iPhones, Macs or iMacs for now, since I just got them within the last few months....

Any chance of turning it into cash?

any suggestions appreciated!
 

ruka.snow

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If it doesn't expire, save it for the next Mac/iPhone/iPad. If it expires; stock up on movies, tv shows, and music purchases from iTunes.
 

MarkC426

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due to events beyond my control, I now have over $1,400 in Apple Gift Card balance.(all currently loaded on my Apple account)

what can I do with it? no need for new iPhones, Macs or iMacs for now, since I just got them within the last few months....

Any chance of turning it into cash?

any suggestions appreciated!
Save it for the vr headset.
Should just about cover the cost.

Or as suggested, find the most sort after items from Apple, and re-sell, for a bit less.
With Xmas around the corner, perfect time.

Or you could treat everyone in this thread, as a thankyou for reading.....;)👍
 
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beerseagulls

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I can’t be the only one curious. How did you end up with such a large balance outside of your control?

oh... that's simple.... started around September, I traded in 3 phones to Apple and got the gift cards. ( ranging from $320 to $620) I also had a couple of $100 Apple Gift Cards that I bought when Best Buy was offering the buy $100 get $15 deal a while back.

I used them towards iPhone 13 Pro Max 256gb and I was so sure that I was going to keep it and love it.... didn't work out that way. Returned the phone. For some odd reason, I ended up with a 13 Mini.(which was $729, so I figured I would keep the rest of the balance "forever") Well... I ended up returning the 13 Mini as well because my company ditched AT&T and made a deal with Verizon. I was able to get the 13 Mini for free. So my Apple account balance went back to $1,400....

tried to make the long story as short as possible.... but hey, you asked! :) :) :)
 
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beerseagulls

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Or as suggested, find the most sort after items from Apple, and re-sell, for a bit less.

I imagine imagine the most sought after item will be the iPhone 14 which is just 10 months away? :) I suppose I can be the first one the order it and resell it easily. :)
 

theorist9

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EDIT: It sounds like what you have is an Apple ID balance rather than a "Gift Card balance". If so, as @MarkC426 (below) explained, you can't convert that to a gift card and sell it.

What about buying, say, an LG UltraFine 5K Display ($1300) from Apple's website? That might be a nice upgrade for when you are using your Mac at the desktop. Or you could buy Airpods for your family instead of whatever holiday gifts you were planning....

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NOTE: These statements, from my original post, aren't applicable here, for the reasons described above.

Here are some options. This is certainly less of a hassle than buying a new iPhone or Mac and trying to resell it, especially if you can net out about the same amount of cash. And it appears you can increase your return if you exchange it for an Amazon gift card instead of cash (assuming, of course, that you do plan to spend that much on AZ).



Alternately, after seeing how much you could get from the above sites, you could see if you could get more than that by offering it for sale in the MacRumors marketplace. One approach would be to post something like: "I've got a $1400 Apple gift card, and can get $1200 for it from xyz.com. I'd be willing to sell it privately, splitting the difference, for $1300 firm." Saying what you can get from one of these companies would prevent people from trying to give you lowball offers.
 
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UltimateSyn

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You could donate it to a MR user in need i.e. me :)

Kidding, really though buying an iPhone or Mac and selling it before opening is probably your best bet. Sell it either here in the Marketplace section or on Swappa rather than eBay so you don't take a massive hit on fees.

OR if you're someone who likes new Apple products / has loved ones who like new Apple products you could just sit on it and gradually use it as new products and gifts come out that you want to buy. That's what I would do, personally.

OR you could buy ~70 movies on the iTunes Store!
 

beerseagulls

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How many of them work at your firm? :D

I started seeing my current doctor about 4 or 5 years ago. She was assigned to me randomly after my original doctor retired. (it was a large clinic with dozens of doctors) Imagine my surprise at the first appointment.... she recognized me. :( Apparently I used to visit the strip club that she worked at during medical school, which was almost 10 years earlier. I didn't recognize her because she didn't have much make-up on, but once she started telling me, I immediately remembered her. Good thing I was a very good tipper(again, no recollection, so I had to take her word for it) It was weird and awkward because a couple of months after that, she examined my private area.(for a bleeding problem which she later referred me to the urology dept) :(
 
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AetherMass

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due to events beyond my control, I now have over $1,400 in Apple Gift Card balance.(all currently loaded on my Apple account)

what can I do with it? no need for new iPhones, Macs or iMacs for now, since I just got them within the last few months....

Any chance of turning it into cash?

any suggestions appreciated!
You can sell them on Raise.com. This website is a marketplace for gift cards; like an eBay. I’ve been using them for ~three years and I have not had any issues with buying. I’ve never sold on there. They do take a healthy commission but the service works well.
 
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