Saving Money with Giftcards on Ebay

Saving money with giftcards on ebay
It has been awhile since I have updated my blog. I have been busy with school, and life, in general. I thought I would get back into it by sharing a technique that many people may not know of. The easiest way to save money is to determine the types of things that you do on a daily basis. For example, I drink Starbucks on a daily basis. I spend a good amount of money on this activity and will continue doing so for years to come. How can I save money on an activity like this? 

Well, it's simple. Ebay is an auction-based website where you can purchase good others put up for sale. In regards to my example above, you can purchase pre-loaded Starbucks gift cards for approximately 15% off. I recently purchased a $200 gift card for $170. That is a lot of coffee for free! Determine what activities you do on a regular basis and take a look on Ebay to see if anyone has gift cards for sale. 

However, before doing so there are frauds out there selling fake gift cards. Here are a few tips on auctions you might want to avoid:

  • Check if the seller has good positive feedback. One or two negatives is OK if the majority are positives.
  • Check the listing details to see if anything stands out. If something is weird, then do not bid.
  • Also keep in mind that you are not going to get something for extremely cheap. For example, a $200 gift card will never sell for $100. If it is too good to be true, then avoid it.
  • Check the images to make sure it is the right company, and that nothing is strange.
If any of these tips stand out, then avoid the auction and move onto the next one. Another alternative is to email the seller and ask him/her directly. If they do not respond or respond in a manner that you believe they are hiding something, then go to the next auction.

Anyways, I hope you can save money using this method. Let me know what kind of gift cards you picked up on Ebay!

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