Rare Starbucks card. I need some help?

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  1. JawneeWin, Dec 6, 2013
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    JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    I was able to get my hands on the rose gold colored metal Starbucks gift card.
    http://i41.tinypic.com/jg3ziw.jpg
    There was 1,000 of them made, and I was able to get my hands on one this morning.
    HOWEVER, I have a very big dilemma.
    I need to decide if I should keep the card, or resell it for a very good price.
    I paid $465 ($450 for the card, $15 for shipping). It is reselling on eBay for 1,500-2,000

    I initially told myself that I would resell it to make money.
    However, I am a very big Starbucks fanatic. I have never had something that I would call "collectible" before.
    Of course, if I keep it, I will be loading the card onto my phone, so there won't be wear or tear on the card.

    So what do you think I should do?
    1. Resell it and make a quick profit
    2. Get it framed, keep it for myself, and call it a day.

    Suggestions?

    ALSO, do you think it would have a good resale value in the future? (Years later)
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    sell it. the stainless steel card that was out last year doesn't seem to be fetching what it did when it first went on sale.
     
  3. JawneeWin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There were 5,000 of last year. This year, there was only 1,000.
    I just figured maybe that would make it somewhat more exclusive? ._.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I doubt it, if you're ever going to sell it sell it now while you can get the most for it.
     
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I am lost here sorry, but what the heck is that card for? starbucks gift card but in bronze? which cost $450 :eek: Do u get unlimited drinks or something?
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it has $400 pre-loaded on the card and is made of rose gold (i think). it also gives you automatic gold status (no need to get 30 stars).
     
  7. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I see well I'm already on gold status and for $250 extra I get me an extra 5s gold. ;)
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Destroy it as the cursed talisman of everything that is wrong with a hyperconsumerist society.
     
  9. sandroalberti macrumors newbie

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    I asked myself that exact question earlier today. My own personal answer to myself: $3000. I will put my card away through the holidays, and see if the bids hit $3000. I don't think this is probable, but it is feasible. 1. In many places: USA-Canada, Europe, and these days a lot of Asia etc, people have a LOT if disposable income (just got back from Hong Kong; insane, the number of Ferraris on the roads there). 2. These next three weeks will be one of a few peak sale periods for this card (it is the holidays; everyone in shopping mode; and we are fresh still in the initial rose-gold card media frenzy). 3. This one is 5x more exclusive; if the original steel card sold for over $1000, this one might reach $3000. 4. For me, any amount less than $3000 doesn't offset the value of being able to show off this designed, limited-edition, luxury item at my local Starbucks. So I can start enjoying it in January, and if I keep it clean and unscratched (wrap it in a felt fabric in your wallet), there's still a chance to sell it again (although this probably won't reach a good vintage $ until some 5 years later); I can just use it for a year, get the next one in December 2014, and store it to sell as the only existing Starbucks rose gold card in 100 years.
     
  10. JawneeWin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I was also thinking. It would be nice to sell it for a very good price, but I feel like it might be better to keep it for myself, and have something and save it for YEARS ahead. I feel like years down the road, it might have a huge personal value to me.
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Whatever you do....don't use it to buy their coffee.

    Not because it devalues the card...but the coffee is just awful!:p

    ;):D
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    You paid 450 for a gift card that you can sell for 1,000 and you're asking if you should keep it. If I had an opportunity to make 550 on a gift card sale, I'd do it in a heart beat.
     
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    Usually I would keep such things if you like the brand/company in question but we're talking about a relatively substantial amount of money if you're able to sell it for top dollar, not just an extra $100 than what you got it for.
     
  16. koa macrumors 6502

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    SELL! No one went broke selling at a profit. The whole pigs get slaughtered saying applies. Good luck.
     
  17. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Order yourself another one and sell this one :D

    I'm considering buying one too :D
     
  18. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    I would try selling it on the high side...$2,000 - $2,500.

    I think it would be a neat collectible, but I think over time you'll have less attachment to it. I don't see it as being a Michael Jordan rookie card or an autograped jersey or something like that where you have sentimental attachment to the player/team/time period. It's a card for a corporate coffee company...I can see some short term attachment, but over the long term I'm willing to bet the fiscal value of the card now would outweigh the sentimental value.
     
  19. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    What time did you place your order? Was thinking about this but thought they'd sell out in 30-60 seconds.
     
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    According to the yahoo article linked in this thread, it was more like 2 seconds! doh! :eek:

    As to the OP original question: Sell.
     
  21. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    Only a fool would pay a premium for a gift card. The "empty" card may be a cool souvenir for a starbucks fan, but to pay a premium for a loaded card is total stupidity. The card itself is worthless, and the product you buy with it is only with you for a couple of hours. Talk about flushing money down the drain. As for resale value in the future, I would say nothing.

    :apple:
     
  22. JawneeWin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Says the one on an apple forum, who pays for a premium himself.
     
  23. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I don't pay a premium. I bought 2000 shares of Apple back in 2003 at about $15 a share, do the math!!

    :apple:
     

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