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Default Selling gift cards on eBay?

To gain some seller feedback on new accounts, do you think that selling gift cards is ok? Yes, I would actually ship them. And I'd take a small loss just to get the quick sale & most importantly, the feedback.

What are you thoughts on selling these? Risky? Does eBay not like gift cards?
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Gift cards are OK provided the listing is clearly defined/stated and is OK to sell.

Be careful of what you choose. Lots of phake gift cards exist. ebay dislikes them a lot.

Look at coupons as well.

Ship only in North America. Avoid international.

Ideally, have a variety of items to sell.

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Also be aware that depending on how you sell them, there are category limits for gift cards so dont expect a lot of feedback from this option based on the age of your account.
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Also be aware that depending on how you sell them, there are category limits for gift cards so dont expect a lot of feedback from this option based on the age of your account.
Yeah I thought I saw someone say that you can only sell 1 gift card every 7 days, however I think this is untrue or is no longer such a strict limit since I see other sellers selling several at once.

Just a thought. Still deciding on if & how I'd sell them. Thanks for both answers
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Why bother with giftcards? They are more likely to raise eyebrows. Just sell some data cables or something
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How do they raise flags to eBay?
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Often gift cards are not kosher.

Sellers have been known to attempt to sell them when there is no right of re-sale.

ebay montiors such sales.

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Grrrrrrr. Gonna have to stick with selling these bracelets then. I give these ungrateful buyers the best deal on eBay for them and they're not even leaving feedback -.-
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On a related note, gift cards are an excellent way to cash out!
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Hi,just a side note.
It's not always the seller who tries to get over.
I've sold lowes and home depot cards before.
I photocopied the back of the card before I shipped it.
Buyer files PayPal claim says a 500 dollar gift cards empty.
I immediately called lowes co,they verified funds are avail.
On another occasion,buyer tried stupid stuff.
I had tracking that showed pkg delivered on the 25th, the charges were all on the 26th.
Buyer empties card,then files with pp.
I won on both cases.
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If I take a bunch of leftover gifts/ junk back and get a gift card.
I know it will bring about 90percent of face value.
I sell only to buyers with over 100 fb,and buyers who also sell, so I could buy from them
And give them tit for tat.
Just sayin...
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Hi,just a side note.

I sell only to buyers with over 100 fb,and buyers who also sell, so I could buy from them
And give them tit for tat.
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How is it possible you only sell to people with 100 feedbacks or less? Unless you check the auction 5 mins. before ending and cancel all bids from users under 100 feedbacks?
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