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Old 12-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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buying gift cards

someone is selling Winners store $500 gift card
at $400.

what would you do to prevent from taking a fake gift card?
i surely will check balance at the store if i do meet the seller
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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someone is selling Winners store $500 gift card
at $400.

what would you do to prevent from taking a fake gift card?
i surely will check balance at the store if i do meet the seller
I know sometimes people sell gift cards they can't use below the value of the card because $400 cash is better than a $500 gift card they can't use but it is a risk. There is no way to make sure it isn't fake and if the store has a on line site you can order from all you need are the numbers. I wouldn't buy it that is too much money to lose if it is fake.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:48 PM   #3
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I know. Winners store , in this case has no online service though (unlike walmart.ca etc)

The only thing i can think of...is that i use the $500 value gift card to buy two $250 value gift cards right away at the counter, if that goes through, surely these two cards are valid.


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I know. Winners store , in this case has no online service though (unlike walmart.ca etc)

The only thing i can think of...is that i use the $500 value gift card to buy two $250 value gift cards right away at the counter, if that goes through, surely these two cards are valid.


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I think that's the only way you could be safe. the seller may write down the code and pin and use without the actual card. They might tell the cashier they lost the card but had that info and they went in the store the next day and spent $500.
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I know. Winners store , in this case has no online service though (unlike walmart.ca etc)

The only thing i can think of...is that i use the $500 value gift card to buy two $250 value gift cards right away at the counter, if that goes through, surely these two cards are valid.


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Unless you have the seller standing right beside you when you do this, you are taking a huge ($400) gamble.
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