Originally Posted by CuppaJoe
Summer, I looked at some gift certificates on eBay the other day because a poster (Nords?) here mentioned you can get good deals on them now. Well $25.00 certificates were bid up too high to even consider: numbers like $24.10, without postage.
You're currently seeing some dislocations in the ebay market for gift cards, bidders pushing them up to or above face value which normally would make no sense. This is caused by a Microsoft rebate program that is offering up to a 30% discount on some ebay purchases.