Author Topic: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?  (Read 11359 times)

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I'm sure these have all been discussed in other threads, but I'd specifically like to address the "challenge" of $2,500 in GC and not $1,000

I fulfilled my BA Spend req of $2,500 by getting AMEX GC. 

NOW - how can I get rid of them QUICKLY? 
a) I dont want to "spend" $2,500 (as you know MANY kosher spots dont take AMEX  :()
b) I dont want to just paypal myself the money and losr $70+ in fees
c) I dont want to ebay it
d) I dont want to Craigslist it
e) US Mint has $1k limit (I think) and if that's not true - all the $1 coins are "backordered" as of this morning

Any ideas?
THANKS!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2011, 09:56:26 AM by cbarkly »

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 10:18:19 AM »
First, I would make sure that the $ you have on your card is still there- and amex didn't cancel the card and take back the funds.
2nd) why not sell it for a bit less- see what happens.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 11:03:51 AM »
Just curious how would u paypal urself?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 11:08:49 AM »
Amazon payments?
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 11:20:10 AM »
Amazon payments?
I love amazon payments. Can only do 1k per month...

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 11:22:11 AM »
Mint stopped accepting AMEX GC for payment awhile back (unless something changed recently).

Dan had the best idea - Amazon payments.  I have cashed out quite a few AMEX GCs that way with no problems and no fees.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 11:22:51 AM »
I love amazon payments. Can only do 1k per month...

...per account  8)

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 11:31:00 AM »
does the person who you send the money have to have an amazon payment account?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 11:45:40 AM »
This may have already been answere but can u fund amazn payments with a gc then just cash it out without sending anyone money?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 12:45:51 PM »
Ive never done the Amazon Payments before, but I just logged in and did ALL of the verification things.

NOW - what exactly am I doing here to get the $$$ from my GCs?  Am I "Send Money" and then doing a "Cash Advance"?  Who is the recipient going to be.

::lost::

Can somenoe please provide a brief summary of A-Z how to get $2,500 in AMEX GC to Cash via Amazon Payments (using, presumably, multiple accounts to sidestep the $1k monthly limit)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ;D

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 12:46:47 PM »
This may have already been answere but can u fund amazn payments with a gc then just cash it out without sending anyone money?

You can only fund your AP account with a bank transfer, no CC option for that.
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 12:49:49 PM »
You can only fund your AP account with a bank transfer, no CC option for that.
thanks for the info
Ive never done the Amazon Payments before, but I just logged in and did ALL of the verification things.

NOW - what exactly am I doing here to get the $$$ from my GCs?  Am I "Send Money" and then doing a "Cash Advance"?  Who is the recipient going to be.

::lost::

Can somenoe please provide a brief summary of A-Z how to get $2,500 in AMEX GC to Cash via Amazon Payments (using, presumably, multiple accounts to sidestep the $1k monthly limit)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ;D
what you need to do is u can send someone 1k a month of a cc so u get a friend with amazon payments to let u send him 1k then he cashes it out and gives it back to you. its like paypal without the fees and a limit of 1k

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 12:50:50 PM »
Perfect Description.  Thanks

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 12:51:09 PM »
Perfect Description.  Thanks
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 12:52:29 PM »
what you need to do is u can send someone 1k a month of a cc so u get a friend with amazon payments to let u send him 1k then he cashes it out and gives it back to you. its like paypal without the fees and a limit of 1k

You're not afraid of getting your/their account flagged for abuse?
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