The gift card resale market is where brand name previously owned and/or partially used gift cards are bought and sold. There are several major websites where most of these transactions take place. These sites buy up unwanted gift cards from individuals and businesses and turn around and sell them for a profit. However the cards are still always sold at a price that's less than the retail value. Sometimes as much as 30% less! We call them discount gift card sites (DGC)s and that percentage can easily transfer to significant savings for you. If you plan to shop at a certain store you should first check if there are any discounted gift cards available and save money by purchasing the gift card and using it as your form of payment. Whats even better is that you can usually still use regular coupons and cash back sites to save even more! Check out the DGCs featured below:
For some of the gift cards being sold you have to purchase the card and wait several days for it to arrive in the mail before you can use it. However for many electronic gift cards you can purchase the card and have the code # e-mailed to you. This way you receive it instantly and can use it to make an online purchase immediately. Now there are also mobile gift cards that you can buy and have sent to your smart phone for instant in-store use!