Posted by Miles Whip on August 21, 2015
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Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Miles Whip

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$100 Chevron Gift Card for $90 on Ebay

The Offer

SVM Gift cards are offering $100 Chevron Gift Cards on Ebay for $90.
You will earn 2% via Ebay Bucks and 1.2% if purchasing via TopCashBack portal.

The Fine Print

  • Limit of 3
  • Earn 2% via Ebay Bucks
  • Earn 1.2% via TopCashback portal (highest portal*)
  • If you have the Ebates Credit card you can earn 4% Cashback via their portal if paid with their credit card since they now payout for gift cards on Ebay again (otherwise it is only 1% Cashback).

Hopefully you were able to pick up some discounted Ebay gift cards you can redeem to help further reduce the cost.
Right now the best place to sell is Abc Gift Cards at 90.3% – rates can be lowered at anytime
The next best exchanges to sell to are between 87.3-88% (GiftCardZen, CardCash)
This would be a breakeven deal at best for sellling to most of these exchanges.

Our Verdict

I think this is just an okay deal since there is no Ebay Bucks promotion right now. My hope is we get a promotion in the next few days (possibly Sunday), according to Chuck’s schedule and this would be a good moneymaking opportunity. This deal may not last till then but at this rate it isn’t a worthwhile opportunity for me.

Thinking Outside the Box

One possible way to make this a moneymaker would be if you listed it via Raise.com if they still have their $10 promotion for listing when the gift cards arrive, which could take about a week. You would need to pay $1 shipping and 15% commision which would mean you are starting at a 84% sell rate before the discount you would list it at. There are currently no Chevron cards listed on Raise, so they may be a slow seller. If you follow my tips and list through the TopCashBack portal you would be able to make a little bit (if selling at a discount of up to 4% to breakeven) and have $270 spend on your credit card. I gave this idea simply as a way to show how thinking outside the box can help turn a breakeven or losing deal into a possible moneymaking opporuntity with a little bit of effort. This method is not for everyone.

Raise Referral link

TopCashback Referral link

Ebates Referral link

 

HT: @Esthery on twitter



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savemesf
savemesf

There appears to be ~ 10,000 available. Anyone have a guess if they will sell out before Sunday?

Between the GYFT and Target deals, I’m pretty heavy on ebay GCs right now and am tempted to bite on these even at breakeven. But obviously would prefer to get some bonus ebay Bucks too.

TXOil
TXOil

Over 5100 Sold so far and indicating 10K available… wow.

I bought my 3 thanks to Staples via Target.

Thanks!!!!

Mike
Mike

Probably not going to last – 85% sold in first ~30 hours and the bonus bucks offer won’t hit our email for another 12 hours at the earliest. I pulled the trigger and bought 3 myself just now.

savemesf
savemesf

Yeah, you are probably right. But I think about 6.5K sold by this morning and only 2K sold today, so pace is slowing down and might last until tmw morning. Of course, we don’t really even know if there will be Bonus Bucks tmw lol. I will check later tonight . . .

Fiby

Yea I agree, without an eBay bucks offer, I’ll pass. With any gift card reselling deal there is the (small) risk of gc’s getting lost in the mail, and I’d rather not risk that for such a slim profit margin.

Dan
Dan

eBay is pretty good about favoring the buyer in disputes. If it got lost you’d be covered. I have a feeling SVM would just cancel out the cards that were sent and just send new ones

Fiby

I was talking about gift cards getting lost en route to the reseller, not from eBay.

Paul
Paul

I can Not pay this with 2 ebay gift cards. Anyone knows why? Thanks.

George Smiley
George Smiley

Having the same problem. Looks like gift card is applied and the balance is $0, but paypal amount still says $270. I chanced it and hit the ‘Purchase’ but it hit my paypal for $270. I don’t know if my gift card was also charged.

On the phone with Ebay and Paypal reps to sort it out. It’s a pain in the ass.

Dave
Dave

I just bought 1 for me to actually use. HOpefully I’ll have Vons gas points by then.

I agree that the profit margin is too small to be an effective resale item. I bought some Ebay gift cards from Target using RB, and used those to buy these. All discounts factored in, I got this Chevron $100 gift card for about $77. Not too bad.

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