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Cash out gift cards via Paypal???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Stalli0n, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    Hey, i got 3x50 american express gift cards and 1x400 visa gift card.
    Can i create 4 paypal accounts and send the money from this gift cards to my paypal account?
     
  2. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Either Paypal or the gift card companies recently changed things, and it's no longer a reliable way to add monies to the account. PP may reject your card with a "this card is not accepted" or similar message. Sell the cards to a friend for the cash, then buy a moneypak (must use cash to buy it), it will load to PP instantly. You could also probably use the cards to purchase a high privacy reloadable debit card (ie, no SSN/ forms needed, look around on the web, they can be gotten for $150-$700, depending on the vendor). Then you can load money to the card and from there to PP.
     
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    Autumn Elite Member

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    Could you share any more info / names / links about these? It's a minefield out there...
     
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    hackNstuff BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Can you use them as a normal credit card? I've seen this done for racking up frequent flier miles, check out the US Mint, you can buy $25 rolls of the $1 coins (to help in distribution/collection) and I heard they could take a credit card. You may have to pay some shipping, but from what I see it may be free.
    I think they only come in orders of $250, so that may only get you so far.

    Check out: http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=8100
     
  5. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    The 400$ card is from here: http://v-pay.biz/
    I'm not sure where the American Express cards are from but it would be enough if i could cash out the 400$ card.

    Thanks for your help so far.

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    If i just try it could paypal lock the gift cards or the paypal account i send the money to?
     
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  6. zebrahat

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    The gift card won't get locked if you try it through PP, but as for PP who knows---if you sneeze at an account it seems to be enough to get one limited these days.
     
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    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    if you are just trying to get the values of the cards into cash then either sell them locally or buy items that are in high demand with the cards then sell the high demand item on ebay---make sure it is very high demand---an example may be champions league final tickets which always seem to go for very high ticket
     
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    You can sell these on craigslist (so long as you can get a real time lookup online of the blanace) or to a friend if you take a few $$s off the price. I've done it before.

    You can also consider taking that $400 one to a store and buying a flat screen, most all big stores have one in the $350-$399 range. Then return it for cash.

    Finally you can use it on westernunion.com to send a money order to yourself then pick it up at your local grocery store/whatever.