Lesson 2: Finding the best deals for marketplace resale

Okay, you’ve decided to take the plunge into reselling merchant gift cards, but how in the world do you find the best deals for marketplace resale?

We’ve got some ideas!

Keep in mind that deals are seasonal. Black Friday through Christmas is by far the busiest time of the year.

After that it slows down and starts picking up around Valentine’s and President’s Days.

Then there’s Mother’s Day around mid-May, Father’s Day around the middle of June, back to school in the late Summer, and Labor Day in the early Fall.

If you decide to sell the gift cards yourself to different market places, you will need to hunt for the deals.

Tip: Most buyers will not take used or third party gift cards. The e-cards that are “safe” come from sources such as:  PayPal Digital Gifts, SVM Gift Cards, Gift Card Mall, and Cardency.

Where to begin?

1. The first thing you might want to consider is setting up a separate email box before you get inundated with emails.

2. Then sign up for the newsletters of the following:

  • Best Buy
  • Staples
  • New Egg
  • Pay Pal Digital Gifts (on eBay)
  • Grocery chains, like Publix, the Kroger group (including QFC and Fred Meyer), and the Safeway-Albertson group (including Von’s and Randall).
  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club.

3. Find the blogs that post deals. We’ve listed a few below:

4. Check different websites daily for deals including AmazonPayPal Digital Gifts on eBay, and Staples. Some places will have flash deals that only last a couple of hours.

5. Join social media groups that focus on gift card reselling

Not Enough Time?

If the above sounds overwhelming to you, or you don’t have the time or inclination to look for deals, or sort through dozens of emails, you might be interested in The Gift Card Exchange, a turnkey service that we set up to help you find, assess, buy and resell gift cards seamlessly.

One of the features provided will be email alerts as well as posting deals in our private Facebook group where people will share “live” stacking and portal tips.

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