• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Why do Apple gift cards sell for more than their value on eBay?

grundletaint

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
5,216
Reaction score
397
same reason jersey shore gets a 2nd season, bobby flay has a career, and oprah has her own effing network. we're screwed, that's why.
 

KentuckyDerby

Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
23
Reaction score
0
Well, I figured I would come up with an explanation after looking at the listing, but nope! It is very confusing. Ask the seller and report back! (or I will) Either way...
 

Tokyo Slim

In Time Out
Joined
Apr 28, 2004
Messages
19,178
Reaction score
14
Because paying more for an Apple product increases its percieved value? Obviously the Apple gift card is the best designed gift card on the market. Duh.
 

Dakota rube

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jan 14, 2005
Messages
14,511
Reaction score
234
I think what my esteemed colleague Slim is trying to say is that people over-pay for their Apple computers, so why not the gift cards as well. Posted from my MacBook Pro
 

ntwrkguy1

Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2010
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
How did the one guy actually get 14 bids for a $7.38 gift card?

I think you're right, grundle -- we're screwed!!!!
 

J Darnielle

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2008
Messages
442
Reaction score
2
Isn't their some Paypal checkout option that offers a cashback bonus? I don't know, I just vaguely remember hearing that.
 

JustinW

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 18, 2008
Messages
10,154
Reaction score
1,472
The only reason someone might want to overpay for an ITS GC is to be able to purchase from another country. I recently sent a mate in Indonesia a US GC so he could set-up his girlfriend's iPad with a US ITS account. Otherwise he would have been SOL even downloading the free apps.

A large portion of ITS GCs (same with other brans, I guess?) sold on eBay are not activated/cancelled/stolen/fake and hence worthless.
 

KitAkira

Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
8,627
Reaction score
119
Originally Posted by bawlin
I honestly can't for the life of me figure this out. Can someone explain (PLEASE!)? http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-GIFT-CARD-APPLE-STORE-PRODUCTS-7-38-left-/180575113980?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item2a0b1d92fc#ht_500wt_1156 http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Itune-10-gift-card-/260681462923?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3cb1d3748b#ht_500wt_1156
I don't get how they can have a balance. When you use one of those cards it automatically transfers the total amount to your account and the card becomes useless
 

bawlin

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2008
Messages
3,285
Reaction score
1,310
Originally Posted by KitAkira
I don't get how they can have a balance. When you use one of those cards it automatically transfers the total amount to your account and the card becomes useless

So if I have a $1000 card and I buy a charger for my Macbook, the remaining $900 or whatever gets transfered to my account? What account? Doesn't really make sense to me...
 

zissou

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
8,143
Reaction score
5,639
The first auction is a joke. It's like when people put a $1 bill up on Ebay and someone pays $7 for it (0)

Don't ask me why this happens. All that I know is that people are stupid sometimes.
 

JustinW

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 18, 2008
Messages
10,154
Reaction score
1,472
Originally Posted by bawlin
So if I have a $1000 card and I buy a charger for my Macbook, the remaining $900 or whatever gets transfered to my account? What account? Doesn't really make sense to me...

True for iTS card, not Apple store GCs
 

NaTionS

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2008
Messages
3,362
Reaction score
1,594
Does Apple come out with new designs for the giftcards often? Some people like the collect the GCs. I know Starbucks GCs often sell for more than their value because they always come out with new ones and people collect them.
 

CouttsClient

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Messages
1,974
Reaction score
56
Originally Posted by NaTionS
Does Apple come out with new designs for the giftcards often? Some people like the collect the GCs. I know Starbucks GCs often sell for more than their value because they always come out with new ones and people collect them.
If this is true...well...I honestly don't know what to say...
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,831
Messages
9,459,904
Members
198,249
Latest member
jalake0817
Top