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Why Ebay Never Ceases To Amaze

Ebay is a strange place. And the people who shop there are even stranger.

I won some Amazon vouchers that I didn’t really want so I decided to see if it was worth selling them on Ebay. Just because I didn’t want them doesn’t mean I want to sell them for below face value.

Looking through the listings quite a few of them struck me as odd. Take a look at this one for example.

Amazon Vouchers on Ebay

Amazon vouchers on Ebay selling for more than face value

I don’t know what went through the head of that 6th bidder when they put in a bid of more than

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8 comments for “Why Ebay Never Ceases To Amaze”

  1. Beats me, but that is very interesting indeed.

    Are these bidders people who have been banned from the official Amazon store or something?

    Posted by mmj | October 1, 2009, 2:46 am
  2. wow… surely there is some method to this madness?

    Posted by brett maxwell | October 2, 2009, 6:58 am
  3. They usually sell for more because if they arnt sent special delivery the buyer can claim through paypal that they didn’t recieve said vouchers and get there money back. So free amazon vouchers and your money back

    Posted by Sam | October 13, 2009, 3:36 pm
  4. Wow sounds like I should get some vouchers and sell them. Seems like you’d make a little money if you charge for shipping.

    Posted by Ben | November 30, 2009, 9:11 pm
  5. I have heard of people doing this and buying their own stuff from a different account to increase their ebay score. this might be a situation like that.

    Posted by KewlGadget For The Kewlest Gadgets | December 3, 2009, 10:54 pm
  6. It is a stolen credit card scam. You set up an account…”sell” the voucher to yourself for MORE THAN FACE VALUE (so that no one else will buy it)…receive the payment and disappear. Repeat until the credit card is drained. Then go on to the next card leaving behind a trail of short lived ebay accounts.

    Posted by steve | May 9, 2010, 2:46 am
  7. Yeah I am agree with your view because some people try to buy own stuff from a different account to increase their ebay score.

    Posted by Williams | October 29, 2010, 6:27 am
  8. great article, thanks a lot!

    Posted by den | September 26, 2011, 6:34 pm

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