Posted by Chuck on March 10, 2015
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Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Chuck

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$100 Staples e-Gift Cards for $85 on eBay, Potential Moneymaker

The Offer

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  • Paypal Digital Gifts on eBay is selling $100 Staples e-gift cards for $85. Limit 5 per buyer.

Here are a few ways to maximize the savings:

  • Get 2% eBay Bucks. Many people (myself included) were targeted with bonus eBay Bucks for today. In my case, I got 8% back in eBay Bucks on my $425 purchase (5 x $85). You need to activate this bonus offer in order to get the bonus Bucks. Once activated, the bonus amount will show up at time of purchase.
  • Go through Befrugal or Topcashback and get an additional 1.5% back.
  • Use an INK card. In the past, INK has earned 5x on such eBay purchases.

These are e-gift cards, not physical gift cards. If you’re buying them with intent to resell, e-gift cards are harder to use.

E-gift cards can be used in-store or online, but can not be used to buy other gift cards at Staples.

The Fine Print

  • “Limited Quantity Available”
  • Allow up to 24 hours for delivery

Our Verdict

I didn’t have anything to buy in Staples currently, but I bought it with intent to resell. Reselling e-gift cards is tricky, but I’m hoping for the best. It was really the 8% eBay Bucks that pushed me to do it. I also used up a couple eBay gift cards on the deal.

If I can manage to sell the e-gift card for 86% of its value, I’ll profit $1 from the sale, plus $34 from the eBay Bucks and around $6 from the portal and another $8.50 from credit card points (I don’t have INK). Total profit of $49.50. Here’s hoping for the best!

HT: yougotserved on Slickdeals and FrequentMiler



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Shawn - Miles to Memories

Did you find a company buying at 86% for e-gift cards. The best I saw was 81% without mailing physical cards in.

Raj
Raj

Any idea where you might resell the e-gift cards? I can’t find anyone who will accept them (at least for a worthwhile value).

KP
KP

Chuck, I don’t think you will be able to sell E-GC at 86%. None of the reseller accept them at full value. Giftcards.com (also saveya.com) won’t accept E-GC. So even though you will be able to make money, it will decrease the profit margin. Still a good buy. You will be able to make around $28 even with selling at loss of 4%.

I am not able to buy it, as somehow, I keep getting error messages “Can’t process paypal payment, return to merchant”, I called Paypal, they have no idea.

Sam
Sam

I am getting the same error as well. Maybe its merchant related.

Mohammad M
Mohammad M

I just sold two cards for 173$ to saveya.com. I don’t know why you guys say it’s not possible. Giftcards.com however wanted the physical card. Am I missing anything here?

KP
KP

May be its my mistake. I assumed about saveya.com as they follow same pattern as Giftcards.com (as giftcards.com is main company). I knew Giftcards.com policy only. I had so bad experience with Saveya.com, I am still waiting to get paid for my $150 sell to Saveya done on 01/30/15 and that’s even after 14-15 phone calls and more emails to them.

But Chuck you can try Saveya.com if they are not asking to mail cards.

Shawn - Miles to Memories

I went through the process at Saveya, it let me enter the card numbers and codes and then on the final screen (after entering my CC information) it said the cards need to be mailed in.

lcqqhahaha
lcqqhahaha

sell them on cardpool, get 405 check.

Yousef N
Yousef N

How long does it take for the Topcashback CB to show in my account ?

KP
KP

Usually for Ebay it takes 24 hours. But can be little more. All my ebay purchases always tracked so far. So wait little longer if needed.

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