Selling gift cards on eBay?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by angemon89, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    What steps should I take to safely sell a Gift Card on eBay? I don't want to sell it and then have the buyer claim that the gift card has a zero balance on the card. Anyone know what steps I should take before selling/shipping off the card?

    I've sold a gift card on ebay before but it was only like $20 so I didn't think much of it. I have a $100 gift card this time though. And yeah, I got it for Christmas I just don't really ever buy anything from there (Macy's). I usually only buy jeans there but I have plenty of those right now and I would rather buy some shoes from a different store. ;)
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Go to Best Buy's web page and take a screen shot of the current balance. Wait for payment before you give the number or actually ship the card physically. I wouldn't know as I've never done this.
     
  3. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Yeah, I know that stuff. I just don't know what I could do *IF* someone gets the card, uses it, and says the balance is zero then files a paypal chargeback. I don't know how I would be able to prove that I shipped it with the amount I stated/sold it for.
     
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  5. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    There's nothing you can do.

    If they file a PayPal claim against you, they'll win.

    Gotta love eBay...
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    You COULD take a video of you putting in the info on the Gift Card onto Macy's web site, and then in the same video, sealing it inside a ...envelope/box/thing. And handing it to the Mailman.
     
  7. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

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    Unless it's one uninterrupted shot, it could be faked.

    Even then, it could be faked with a pre-designed web site that mimics Macy's (or a side deal with the mailman).

    You can't win with eBay. You really can't.
     

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