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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 12:52:38 PM »
You can only fund your AP account with a bank transfer, no CC option for that.
asher question for u my wife legally still has her maiden name. you think i can set her up an amazon payments account with a diff address and send money from me to her and cash out from a bank account that is only attached to her account?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 12:53:25 PM »
You're not afraid of getting your/their account flagged for abuse?
so instead send like 800? also is it a red flag if u only do it once?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 12:53:54 PM »
asher question for u my wife legally still has her maiden name. you think i can set her up an amazon payments account with a diff address and send money from me to her and cash out from a bank account that is only attached to her account?

It'll work if they don't check IP addresses. I'm not sure how vigilant they are (compared to paypal for example)
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 01:47:49 PM »
Can you use any billing address for the amex gift cards?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 02:05:18 PM »
Can you use any billing address for the amex gift cards?
I believe it's been mentioned on the forums that you need to go online and submit address info before you can use the gcs online

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 02:06:34 PM »
Good to know, thanks!

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 02:18:57 PM »
for some reason my ba card isn't allowing me to buy gift checks and do amazon payments for 1k,
I checked to see if the problem might be with the amazon payments account but other credit
cards are working.....

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2011, 03:28:09 PM »
I took Amex GC to grocery store (Safeway in CA) and bought $500 Visa GC for $3.95 fee.  Visa GC can be used at lots of places, including Mint.  I also bought a few groceries and charged the groceries and $3.95 fee on the BA Visa.

Total of $20 in fees to move $2500 of Amex GC.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2011, 03:59:22 PM »
Total of $20 in fees to move $2500 of Amex GC.

Into Visa GCs, which (while they may be better than Amex GCs) are still not cash.
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2011, 04:00:43 PM »
Into Visa GCs, which (while they may be better than Amex GCs) are still not cash.
u never answered my question[
You're not afraid of getting your/their account flagged for abuse?
so instead send like 800? also is it a red flag if u only do it once?
do u really think once or twice sending big amounts to diff ppl will get it flagged?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2011, 04:04:52 PM »
u never answered my question[ do u really think once or twice sending big amounts to diff ppl will get it flagged?

Rule of thumb: When someone doesn't answer your question (but they posted other responses in the thread, meaning it's likely they saw it), it often means they don't know (or aren't sure of) the answer to your question.

In this case I actually did answer your question. I said I'm not sure how vigilant they are (with screening for fraud/abuse).
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2011, 04:07:47 PM »
Rule of thumb: When someone doesn't answer your question (but they posted other responses in the thread, meaning it's likely they saw it), it often means they don't know (or aren't sure of) the answer to your question.

In this case I actually did answer your question. I said I'm not sure how vigilant they are (with screening for fraud/abuse).
sorry not trying to be rude hmm lots to ponder have u used amazon payments to cover spending thresholds and if yes what was ur strategy

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2011, 04:09:07 PM »
sorry not trying to be rude hmm lots to ponder have u used amazon payments to cover spending thresholds and if yes what was ur strategy

I have not, for the most part, only legit(ish) payments so far, I'm waiting to see what people are saying about it.
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2011, 06:46:59 PM »
asher question for u my wife legally still has her maiden name. you think i can set her up an amazon payments account with a diff address and send money from me to her and cash out from a bank account that is only attached to her account?

I've never had a problem sending money between my spouse and I even with both of us at the same address.  I do make a point to link different bank and credit card accounts though on the sending and receiving accounts.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2011, 08:31:15 PM »
I've never had a problem sending money between my spouse and I even with both of us at the same address.  I do make a point to link different bank and credit card accounts though on the sending and receiving accounts.

How much did you send over time? How many people here have done many thousands?
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