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can anyone buy a gift card ,use it up ,then claim SNAD ,and get refunded ??

can anyone buy a gift card ,use it up ,then claim SNAD ,and get refunded ??

strebor121
Enthusiast

I have been looking at Gift Cards lately but have a few questions.


What if a $100. Gift card is completely used up, then you file a SNAD dispute. Since there isn't a way to prove you got it as described , you would return the card and you would get refunded.BUYER LOSES


What if you shipped a good $100. Gift Card and the buyer used it up , filed a SNAD dispute ,returned your worthless card and got their refund.SELLER LOSES


Has anyone in here been screwed selling a Gift Card ?


It seems like you could buy a gift card and if your lucky enough for it to work , spend the money and return the empty card. IS THIS TRUE ?

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in reply to Apr 16, 2013 10:55:18 AM
kenworthtruckparts
Enthusiast

Never thought that much about it !


FREE GIFT CARDS FOR EVERYONE ! !


You just need to have no morals for Gift Card Scam to be effective.


I wonder if there is anyone on Ebay with no morals ? ?


Too bad theres no way to check.

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in reply to Apr 16, 2013 7:39:30 PM
millcreekrescue909
Thrill-Seeker

We started out on eBay selling $500 Petco Gift Cards.  What you're referring to is a very common scam however it is possible for many cards to prove the opening balance and the date or dates of charges put on the cards.  And with many cards, this can be done online.  Therefore, if the seller keeps a copy of the card and pin number and ships with delivery or signature confirmation, they can usually prove that the card was used after it was received by the buyer and not before.

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in reply to Apr 18, 2013 4:26:40 PM
yecart1177
Adventurer


We started out on eBay selling $500 Petco Gift Cards.  What you're referring to is a very common scam however it is possible for many cards to prove the opening balance and the date or dates of charges put on the cards.  And with many cards, this can be done online.  Therefore, if the seller keeps a copy of the card and pin number and ships with delivery or signature confirmation, they can usually prove that the card was used after it was received by the buyer and not before.



It doesn't sound like your answering the question , just bragging about what you used to sell...
Did you scratch off the silver bar to get the Code &  Pin # .Then it would not be a new card anymore.Did you sell USED PETCO GIFT CARDS ?
Has anyone been scammed through GIFT CARDS ?

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in reply to Apr 18, 2013 5:05:20 PM
blue_eyes_james
Rockstar

Yes, both buyers and sellers have been scammed via gift card sales on eBay.


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in reply to Apr 19, 2013 1:14:53 AM
poopeyhead
Thrill-Seeker

The answer is yes it's possible and yes, it's been done before, that is exactly why most people won't take a chance on gift cards through Ebay.


 


The prior poster answered how not to get scammed should you want to list gift cards, why the snarky response?


 


Could it be your hoping you found a new scam?  If so then your about 15 years too late...this one has been playing out since gift cards were first offered by department stores at the holidays.

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in reply to Apr 19, 2013 11:27:06 AM
kenworthtruckparts
Enthusiast


I wonder if there is anyone on Ebay with no morals ? ?


Too bad theres no way to check.



LOOKS LIKE WE FOUND A WAY TO CHECK


SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE WHO ANSWERED THIS QUESTION DID SO WITH "NO MORALS"


THATS FUNNY , YOU GOT RESPONSES FROM A BRAGGART , A  SCAMMER AND A CAPTAIN OBVIOUS.


SO TO ANSWER YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION PAYPAL WILL NOT TAKE PROOF IF A SNAD CASE IS OPENED , ONLY THE WORD OF THE BUYER THE CARD IS NOT AS DESCRIBED, THE WOULD RETURN THE EMPTY CARD AND PAYPAL WOULD IMMEDIATELY REFUND THEIR MONEY ONCE DELIVERY IS CONFIRMED.


SO IT IS FAIRLY SAFE TO BUY THEM , BUT SELLING THEM IS ALMOST LIKE GIVING YOUR MONEY AWAY.


THERE ARE HONEST BUYERS OUT THERE THAT WILL NOT RIP YOU OFF , EBAY SHOULD HAVE A SYSTEM OF TELLING GOOD BUYERS FROM BAD BUYERS.


SINCE BUYERS ONLY GET GOOD FEEDBACK , THATS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.


THANK YOU ALL and GOOD NIGHT !

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in reply to Apr 20, 2013 7:06:32 PM
treasuretrek01
Adventurer

The one good thing about using ANY card, It leaves an Electronic Trail! Most retailers should be able to tell you What was purchased and when it was purchased, thus providing a record to present to Ebay. If the purchases were made AFTER delivery and the amounts added up to said amount in listing, you should have plenty proof the card was good when sent. You may have to go to Customer service or call headquarters to get the info needed as Cashiers may not have that info readily available at the registers.  Have the buyer send you the print out from the register that says the card was expired or redeemed! 

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in reply to Apr 20, 2013 7:56:38 PM
yecart1177
Adventurer


Most retailers should be able to tell you What was purchased and when it was purchased, thus providing a record to present to Ebay


You may have to go to Customer service or call headquarters to get the info


Have the buyer send you the print out from the register that says the card was expired or redeemed! 



If buyer says to PayPal the card is not as described.PayPal will require them to send the card back with Delivery Confirmation.As soon as it is returned , empty no doubt , PayPal will refund their money.


MOST RETAILERS - means very few if any retailers.


Ebay does not have to be involved if they only go through PayPal.


The buyer would not have to return ANYTHING but the empty card.

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in reply to Apr 23, 2013 12:19:45 PM
truckdealer1
Adventurer

I have ask a few retailers if they keep an electronic trail of Gift Cards.


The answer was "NO" since they are Gift Cards they are already paid for.


Macy's , Sears , Walmart , Giant , WaWa and even Sports Authority said Gift Card Balances are all that is kept on their computers , no Date of Purchases , Locations , Cost of Items already bought , nothing but the Gift Card Balance.


Don't believe what the liars in the forum want you to believe , call and find out for yourself.

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in reply to Apr 24, 2013 5:42:32 AM

Why all the snarky responses and name calling to people offering answers?  There is no need for it.

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in reply to Apr 29, 2013 6:37:07 AM
truckdealer1
Adventurer

So...... You have no comment on the actual question ?


Are you just going around to different questions complaining about other peoples answers.


I've seen this response in other forums too , either answer their question or don't respond.


ITS THAT SIMPLE ! ! !


Why are you complaining over a forum you don't even have an answer to ? ? ?


 

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in reply to Apr 29, 2013 8:19:55 AM
profdata
Adventurer

The Paypal Buyer Protection Plan does not cover gift cards.


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in reply to May 5, 2013 7:11:02 AM
leavingitall
Explorer

I have purchased about 7 Gift Cards through Ebay over the years.


5 of the worked fine , but 2 of them were dead cards.


I did not have to return them to get a refund from PayPal.


Neither Ebay nor PayPal ask me for the numbers on the cards so I don't know how they could have checked it to be sure.


One of them for $100. was disputed heavily by the seller (a nasty case ) I got my refund and kept the card , but it was useless , apparently there was money on it , but the card was expired by the time I received it.


 

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in reply to May 5, 2013 7:40:53 AM
gottahavemywhatnots
Pathfinder


It doesn't sound like your answering the question , just bragging about what you used to sell...
Did you scratch off the silver bar to get the Code &  Pin # .Then it would not be a new card anymore.Did you sell USED PETCO GIFT CARDS ?
Has anyone been scammed through GIFT CARDS ?



 


 


Uh..............................I think they are explaining to you HOW to PROVE that it was used after purchase???? Am I MISSING something? I do not see any bragging in here at all...WTF


 

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in reply to May 19, 2013 6:55:46 PM
maggiemugs
Enthusiast

The Great Gift Card Scam.


Sell gift cards and its as good as losing your money.


There are honest buyers out here who will be happy.


Good Luck !

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in reply to Jun 4, 2013 8:49:14 AM
truckdealer1
Adventurer

What a hate filled topic.


Only half of responders had any information...

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in reply to Jun 4, 2013 9:05:55 PM
poopeyhead
Thrill-Seeker

Yep, and many of the replies were down right rude too in my opinion...hard to say what the point is exactly or what the objective was when so many took the time to try and explain that yes that can happen and here is what one does when it does happen, and yet they were only answered with "hate filled" responses...

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in reply to Jun 5, 2013 1:29:27 PM

After electronic items , a gift card is something that I would never buy or sell!    Lots of scammers out there.

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in reply to Apr 9, 2014 7:00:42 AM
lisaanne89
Enthusiast

Just got scammed selling a $100 gift card and WON. So what happened was the buyer bought the gift card, I was naive and agreed to give the code to them via eBay message. I checked the gift card host website and it said the full amount was used 3 days after I gave the info to the buyer. As soon as the money cleared my account, the buyer filed a claim saying that they never  got the item! I checked their ebay account, brand new account with only 1 feedback. I've had my account for years with a ton of all positive feedback. I was furious. In the ebay claim the buyer raised I attached images: an image from the gift card site showing when it was used, an image of my account with the overall feedback and the buyer's, and images of our messages where I sent the buyer the information. I then read all over the internet that sellers basically NEVER win these cases because there is no deliver tracking number . I was seriously not cool with that. i was SCAMMED! The proof was right there and I wasn't going  to win? So I called ebay. I explained my story. They listened. They ruled the case in my favor! That's all. There is hope for everyone Smiley Happy

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