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Gift cards policy

You can sell most gift cards on eBay, though there are a few restrictions.

Policy overview

This includes things like the number of gift cards you can offer at a time, the maximum dollar amount of the gift card, and the type of cards you can list. For more details, review our guidelines below.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

  • Gift cards for a travel agency (For gift cards for travel services like airline tickets, see the guidelines in the Restricted section below.)
  • Paper-based gift certificates
  • Phone cards for minutes (For cards with a dollar amount, see the gift card guidelines in the Restricted section below.)
 
 

Restricted

  • Collectible gift cards with no redemption value can be listed, as long as sellers specify in the listing that there's no dollar amount on the card.
  • For stores or companies going through bankruptcy or going out of business, you can list their gift card only if it's still being accepted as a form of payment. If there's an expiration date, be sure to specify it in your listing.
  • Gift cards can be listed as long as you meet all of the following requirements:
    • The card’s dollar amount is $500 or less.
    • You have the card in hand at the time you list it.
    • You offer only one gift card per listing.
    • You have only one gift card listing at a time, even if you have more than one eBay account.
      At our discretion, eBay may approve authorized resellers or direct suppliers to list gift cards without these restrictions.
  • Gift cards for travel services (such as airline tickets, lodging, and so on) have to be listed in the Travel > Other category. For more details, see our travel policy.
 
 

Not allowed

  • Gift card codes or electronically delivered gift cards
  • Prepaid credit cards (or money cards) from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. For details, see our credit and debit cards policy.
  • Store or merchandise credit in the form of a receipt

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

 
 

Why does eBay have this policy?

We understand that you may have gift cards that you can't use or would like to sell. The restrictions on the value and the frequency of gift card listings are in place to promote a safer and more satisfying experience on eBay.

 
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