Published on April 1st, 2016 | by Chuck49
eBay Gift Cards No Longer Tied to Paypal, Now Tied to eBay
Partially-used eBay gift cards are no longer tied to the Paypal account utilized at checkout, rather to your eBay account.
Ebay made numerous changes in the terms of their gift cards, most importantly removing the annual usage limits that gift cards previously had. Other changes include a $1,000 limit per transaction and no more 4-hour wait until the gift card is ready-for-use.
The terms now indicate that a partially-used eBay gift card is tied to the eBay account with which it was first used, a change from the old terms which spoke of the card being tied to the Paypal account. I just discovered this change – not sure if it’s been there the whole time along with the other changes or not.
Yesterday, I tested this out a couple times and was successfully able to use an eBay gift card partially with one Paypal account and partially with another. I haven’t tested out switching from one eBay account to another, but I assume that it won’t work, as indicated in the terms.
Recap of changes:
- No annual limit on gift card usage
- Limit of $1k in gift cards per transaction
- Limit of 8 gift cards per transaction
- No more waiting until gift card is ready-to-use
- Partially-used gift cards are tied to the eBay account, not the Paypal account