Published on March 15th, 2016 | by Chuck46
Paypal Digital Gifts Removes Limits – All Bets Are Off Now
Paypal Digital Gifts seems to have removed the limit of 4 gift cards per 10 days. Conversely, their system is now buggy as ever, and it’s difficult to check out at all.
Paypal Digital Gifts (PPDG) used to have a limit of $1,000 per rolling 30-days for most people. In the past month or so, this limit was apparently removed, and they were limiting us to purchasing 4 discounted gift cards per rolling 10-days, with no limit on full-price gift cards.
In the past couple days, most people are having trouble checking on PPDG purchases at all; the system puts us in a verification loop which never ends, or it errors out and brings you back to the login page or back to eBay without completing the purchase.
However, some persistent consumers got lucky and were able to buy some of the currently discounted gift cards (myself included), and the system wasn’t enforcing any limits on the purchases. You can now buy an unlimited number of e-gift cards from PPDG…if only the system lets you check out at all.
It’s unclear at the moment if the new unlimited purchase threshold is a temporary thing, as part of the buggy system, or if it’s the new rule. I’m inclined to believe that this is a new rule since the limit-4 was enforced early on in the checkout system, when the item was added to the cart, and the limit is not showing there anymore.
As far as the glitches go, I had some success staggering the item or amount. Yesterday, I pushed through two orders with one $200 Sears gift card in each. And today, I managed to get in three orders with one $100 Sears gift card in each, and one order with a $50 Kmart gift card. That’s as much as it let me do without glitching out. Others were able to buy many more, and some couldn’t buy any at all; see reader’s experiences in the comments on the previous posts here and here.
It’s likely that they are in the middle of making a change, and that’s creating the buggy nature of the system.
Note that all these issues, both the purchase limits and the buggy nature of the Paypal system, are only for PPDG purchases. Other purchases, including discounted gift cards from other sellers, seems to be working fine without any limits or glitches. Full-price gift cards from PPDG do appear to have the glitch issues.