eBay Gift Card Limits
eBay can be one of the most difficult companies to like. I mean they do provide a good opportunity for good deals from time to time, but they often make life hard for buyers and even sellers. Let’s not forget to mention when they do crazy things like zero out your eBay Bucks balance for no reason. One of the few positive developments on the eBay front these past few months has been the elimination of a hard limit on the use of eBay Gift Cards. In the past, gift cards were tied to your Paypal account with a rolling limit. A few months ago gift cards switched over to a new system where they were tied to your eBay account with no limit except $1,000 per transaction.
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After investigating the gift cards terms on eBay’s site, we have found the following:
This is a bad development for those that purchased large quantities of goods on eBay. Being limited to $2,000 per 60 days can be a huge drawback. Fortunately, there is one sort of silver lining. Since eBay gift cards are tied to your eBay account, you can skirt this limit by having multiple eBay accounts. Take a look at what eBay has to say about it.
It is alright to have multiple accounts, but if you open up multiple accounts to avoid limits or other restrictions then you are breaking the rules. I suspect no matter your motivations, if eBay thinks that you are doing something wrong then they will ban you accounts, so this probably isn’t the best idea.
This deal is universe giveth and taketh away. Personally, I am a little bummed with this new limit on the use of eBay gift cards, but this isn’t the complete end of the world. At least they still allow us to use eBay gift cards to purchase other gift cards, but who knows how long this will last. We can only hope for the best!
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