Used to sell gift cards on ebay, for the restaurant I worked for. People would almost always pay $5-8 more than the value. They would typically be purchased as gifts to be given to someone who liked the restaurant, but the person giving the giftcard didn't live near one. In this case, the nearest Nordstrom to me is about 1.5 hours away. Would totally be worth the extra $2 to get one rather than drive there.