I purchased a Apple Store gift card for 20 % off today, it's value is over $2000. I went to an Apple Store and verified the amount and then had a Apple Rep and the store manager issue two new gift cards in the same amount. I have the receipt showing that this was done, which includes the gift card info for all four cards and the balance transfer. The guy does not appear to be a scammer. He's an older guy and I found postings with his phone number online from years back. He's a member of local bicycle association that has membership dues and probably has all his info. There are racing results on other bicycle racing sites with his information showing he competed in local events. By the way I'm talking about road bikes, Lance Armstrong bikes which was the reasoning for his sell, he needed the cash to finish his bike project which according to him is custom built 6,000 carbon bicycle. I have also linked a google/youtube account back to him and a ebay account which by the way has all positive feedback. I don't know if I am being paranoid because I got such a good deal but I want to make sure nothing wrong happens with my money. I did a search for Apple Gift Card fraud and I found a thread where a guy bought a gift card and verified the amount at an Apple Store and then had the balance on the card zeroed out. In that case a Apple employee was involved and basically the way they do it is buy gift cards with stolen credit cards, sell them for cash. Once the credit card is reported stolen a investigation ensues and eventually the gift card balance is cleared. That case was back in 2011. What I would like to do is save the gift cards and wait till the new Macbook Pro's come out and buy a maxed out one on the day I can get it or even have it preordered. What I am afraid of is waiting to do that and then having the balance cleared by the time Apple decides to release the new notebooks. I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to avoid that or guarantee that nothing like that happens. I'm not familiar with Gift Card apps like Paycloud but I'm hoping something like that could help me out. I've checked the balance like 10 times already and I just bought them lol I'm hoping a Apple insider or someone else can give me some type of assurance that nothing will happen. My hope is that Apple has put in a system to avoid this since 2011.