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iPhone: iTunes gift cards on ebay

10-02-2008, 10:02 AM
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iTunes gift cards on ebay

Yesterday I purchased via buy-it-now on ebay an iTunes gift card worth $100 for $50. In addition, with the Live search cashback program I'm going to get 30% back, so in the end it will cost me $35 for $100 credit (and yes, the code worked fine). Now, Microsoft's desperate live cashback program I can totally understand: they have deep pockets and want to catch up to Google and so are handing out cash, but how in the world does someone on ebay sell a $100 iTunes gift card for $50 and make a profit? Somebody tell me that this is just a matter of exchange rates (the seller was in another country) working out to my benefit. Please!
10-02-2008, 11:09 AM
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Why don't you answer my question instead- what the hell has this post got to do with iPhone/Touch games???
Administrators should remove it from the forum.

10-02-2008, 11:20 AM
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nice find dude! I see myself ebaying some itunes cash real soon....
10-02-2008, 01:55 PM
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So how did you hook up the live cash back to the ebay purchase?
10-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Why don't you answer my question instead- what the hell has this post got to do with iPhone/Touch games???
Administrators should remove it from the forum.
Admittedly it's an indirect relationship, but it is related. Obviously I bought an iTunes cards to pay for iPod touch games from the AppStore - to pay for my addiction! If you pay $35 for $100 worth of credit, that sure cuts down the cost of the games quite a bit. I'm even thinking - shudder - of forking out the "$9.99" for Ms. Pac-Man now. That's $3.50 to me. That seems a lot more reasonable! Of course, I still hold out hope that they'll drop the price, so I'll probably hold off for a while anyway.
10-02-2008, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cyberdude View Post
So how did you hook up the live cash back to the ebay purchase?
Just do a search at live.com and then see if there is a listing near the top that says "You may get 30% off with PayPal" with www.ebaycom showing. Usually putting in "cheap wii" works. Click it. Now you'll be at ebay and you can search for anything there. It doesn't have to be related to what you search for on live.com. Note that there will be no mention of cashback until you click on a buy now button for an item. Buy the item with buy it now and pay with paypal and then wait a while and you'll get a message on ebay saying you've gotten cashback. Read it and do what it says.
10-03-2008, 10:41 AM
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I just bought itunes money the other day at bestbuy. I should try it here.
10-03-2008, 11:44 AM
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I just used your tip and got a $200 card for $49!
($70 buy it now, W/ $21 cash back)
code was promptly e-mailed to me, and seems to work just fine!

definitely overkill... but I'm a sucker for a good deal.

Thanks again crunc!
10-03-2008, 12:29 PM
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If something seems too good to be true...

http://forums.ebay.com/db1/thread.js...=1205274702196

Be aware you may have ramifications to your iTunes account (disabled) or your credit card company may come back to you on this down the line.

Moderators: You may want to post that link above prominently and warn people.

Good luck,

Rich

Last edited by rixm; 10-03-2008 at 12:33 PM. Reason: minor updates to text
10-03-2008, 12:53 PM
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well all I can do now is hope I don't get screwed. I guess we'll see