Gift Certificates on Ebay... I don't get it...

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  1. I'm amazed at how much people will pay for a gift certificate. I mean, like $2.00 or $1.50 less than its actual worth.

    Why? :oh:

    I'm selling a Benihana gift certificate and I can't believe how close to the limit it's getting. I'd rather have peace of mind and just pay a few dollars more for a real gift certificate straight from the store.

    I figure maybe there's some kind of excellent reason to this I haven't thought of.
  2. lol the only reason that i can think of is that a lot of bargain hunters are just freakin' crazy.
  3. It is strange. My sister did buy a restaurant gc worth $20 for $1.50. She was thrilled. She's freaky like that.
  4. I sold a gift certificate one time that I got on eBay. It was from a store that I wasn't going to buy anything from, and wanted money instead. The woman who won it told me that she was buying a couple of GC towards a more expensive item from the store. I guess whatever amount she saved was worth it for her because she was really happy.
  5. I don't understand it at all.
    But, one other thing. It seems to make more sense, when you receive a gift certificate that you are not going to use, to just go to the store, buy some things with it, return them, and take the return money.
    I guess this wouldn't work if it was a spa or something, though, or if it was a store that didn't give cash for returns.