Discount codes/Gift Certificates

  1. Has anyone ever purchased a discount code off eBay? Take a look at this and tell me if you think it is legit... we are trying to go on vacation on the cheap, so anything will help.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ritz-Carlton-Hotels-Save-Hundreds_W0QQitemZ320217362467QQihZ011QQcategoryZ31411QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    What about gift certificates? How do you know if they are legit? Not used up and/or fake?
    Example:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ritz-carlton-gift-certificate_W0QQitemZ110223474040QQihZ001QQcategoryZ31411QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. The code is only a dollar, so you won't lose a lot if it's not helpful, but you can also try a search on google or yahoo for the same code. ( I find a lot of codes this way) The second auction is a big risk because not only they are expensive but the seller have no feedback and also I'm not sure how they work. For my vacation deals I normally go thru a vacation package thru priceline, cheaptickets or hotels.com. You can also give them a try. :tup:
     
  3. Thanks! Curiousity is getting the best of me, so I might try the $1, but I will feel so foolish if I get scammed, LOL!
     
  4. I have bought gift cards and sold gift cards a few times Bought one for $750 and one for 400 . I have also bought a delta travel voucher. Worked ok. I was a little scared but I always choose the gift cards from people with 2,000
    Paypal protection. One time I did sell a gift card and this person emails me and says the person just won her auction and a few others and made nonreceipt claims through paypal becuase the listing stated free ship and he knew they would send without delivery confirm. He had private feedback. I shipped it to him with delivery confirmation. Never heard anything felt good knowing he thought he was going to get it for free and I sent with deliv confirm so he could not.