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Advice wanted on selling gift vouchers.

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Found 14th Apr 2010
I know gift vouchers can't be sold on here.
I just wanted some advice about selling them elsewhere. Is ebay the best place to sell vouchers? What is the best way of protecting myself if using ebay?
The reason I am asking is because I have 3 vouchers that I want to sell, one of these is for £500 and the other two are for £50, as I can't afford to lose that amount of money I would like to be able to cover all angles before selling them.
Thanks.
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you can swap them here for equal amounts of other vouchers so deffo worth trying the £50 , cant the £500 be split??
I would not sell vouchers for that amount on ebay, can't you advertise them locally?
tinkerbell28;8365214

I would not sell vouchers for that amount on ebay, can't you advertise … I would not sell vouchers for that amount on ebay, can't you advertise them locally?



i agree
a big no no to ebay for the £500 one


try AV Forums they seem to go well on there
Thanks for your replies.
The £500 can't be split unfortunately. I may try the £50 on here.
I will also look into advertising locally.
as your not selling on here, where are they for?!
The £500 voucher is for Matches ([url]www.matchesfashion.com[/url]) and the two £50 ones are for Toni & Guy.
Can I ask why people wouldn't sell on ebay?

Maybe I was just lucky but I sold £1400 of Thomas cook vouchers in Dec and got £1250, then I sold another £500 worth in Feb and got £480. If you use paypal and wait until it clears and use Royal Mail signed for then what's the problem?
mrsmaido;8366925

Can I ask why people wouldn't sell on ebay? Maybe I was just lucky but I … Can I ask why people wouldn't sell on ebay? Maybe I was just lucky but I sold £1400 of Thomas cook vouchers in Dec and got £1250, then I sold another £500 worth in Feb and got £480. If you use paypal and wait until it clears and use Royal Mail signed for then what's the problem?



Because when a payment says it's complete in paypal it does not mean complete...... vouchers are a scammers paradise as they are the next best thing to cash. You were lucky tbh.

They are a huge scammers magnet on ebay, hacked accounts, seller scams where they need to empty pp quickly, quick way of getting ready cash, then boucing the payment.

Seller protection is pretty good, but one thing it won't cover you for is a BOUNCED payment, you won't realise this until anywhere between day 3-14. This does not happen very much on ebay, but more so with vouchers because of the quick returns, as a one-off.

Also scope for a dodgy snad, it's just really not worth it for high values tbh.
Well I did wait until the payment had transferred to my bank account but yes I suppose I was lucky, I'll think twice before I do it again!
mrsmaido;8367164

Well I did wait until the payment had transferred to my bank account but … Well I did wait until the payment had transferred to my bank account but yes I suppose I was lucky, I'll think twice before I do it again!



See that is one thing you SHOULDN'T do as to be valid for seller protection you need to send within 7 days, it can take longer than this to transfer the money out and the payment can still bounce which would put your pp into -ive.
Wow, scary, I'd have been gutted. Good job I was lucky, never again!
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