$200 REI Gift Card for Sale!

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Chris Puma, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Chris Puma hates waking up early

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    For my birthday I received a $200 REI Gift Card to buy a messenger bag. Unfortunately, REI does not sell the particular brand of messenger bag I planned on buying. I was wondering if anyone could take a $200 REI Gift Card off my hands. If you know you are going to spend $200 at REI help me out!
  2. mozart Chris

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    What's your price?
  3. seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Uh... Lets see, I think a $200 dollar gift card is book valued at right around $200. Its not like a car and loses half it's value after you drive off the dealership.
  4. Josh dead in the water

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    It's pretty standard for giftcards to be sold at 5-15% less than their face value. Look at completed giftcard auctions on ebay for examples.

    However, I think here Chris is hoping someone on the board would be interested in doing him a favor if they were already planning on spending $200 at REI in the near future.
  5. mozart Chris

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    The point of selling a giftcard online is to give the buyer some incentive. I mean, why buy a $200 giftcard when I can just go to REI and spend $200? Not to threadcrap but that's the way it usually goes with gift cards. You sell at a loss.
  6. Tim Garton Member

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    Uh-huh :thumb:
  7. constructeur Active Member

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    For some reason you're just not processing that he's hoping someone will just be willing to help him out, regardless of standard procedure. In the short time I've been on this board I've ran into more than one person that has gone out of their way to do something overly nice for me, and I've extended that courtesy to a few people myself as well.
  8. Josh dead in the water

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    To be fair, Chris DID list it in the classified area. And he didn't spell out specifically that he wanted someone to give him $200 for it. That was just sort of implied.

    Jumping on Mozart is just kind of pointless. People sell giftcards here all the time, so it's reasonable to expect that this was a standard set of sale unless specifically stated otherwise.
  9. mozart Chris

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    Please do not even imply that I'm ignorant. He did not specifically state it's $200 GC for $200 cash.
  10. blakecam Member

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    And if he wants someone to "help him out," he could at least say "please." :)
  11. Gorgefly Member

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    Geez?...so how's the fishing been for you brothas?
  12. Chris Puma hates waking up early

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    if anyone would like to help me out, i'd greatly appreciate it!
  13. yellowlab Active Member

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    Interested in any Cliff bar trades?
  14. jcnewbie Member

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    Wah heck, ah'd trad ya 13 1/2 pownds uh bananas fur it - ya no, dem wuns whut r poison to fishermens......ah gots ta git rid uhm! bawling:

    jcnewbie