How Do I Buy a Gift Card from Ebay?

Shoppers can purchase eBay gift cards from any one of dozens of stores that carry the cards. Visit eBay's Gift Card page and click on the link for the list of retailers that sell eBay gift cards. Choose one near you and make your purchase. Currently, eBay does not offer digital gift cards. Gift card recipients will use their physical gift cards to pay for items found at the online store.

If you are familiar with eBay, you probably know all about the vast array of new and used merchandise available on the site. Shoppers can find everything from vintage prom dresses to electric car parts. If you want to purchase someone an eBay gift card, which is very near the perfect gift for someone hard to buy for, the process is easy.

First, you need to know that digital eBay gift cards are currently unavailable, according to eBay's gift card information page. However, shoppers can purchase physical eBay gift cards from Walgreens, CVS, Family Dollar, Best Buy, and other retailers that sell a wide selection of gift cards.

Buying an eBay Card

To purchase an eBay gift card, find a store near you that sells them. Fortunately, you don't have to explore around. You can visit ebay to find a store location that sells its gift cards. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Visit the eBay home page and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on Bidding and Buying Help.

2. Scroll down and look at the menu on the left side of the screen. Choose the Payments options and click.

3. Click on the link for Paying for Items.

4. Scroll down and click on the link for Gift Cards.

5. Scroll down to the section Buying an eBay Gift Card and click on the link.

After clicking the link, you'll be taken to a page that lists dozens of stores that sell physical eBay gift cards. Choose a location near you to make your purchase. If you have questions about making this purchase, you can contact eBay for support.

Redeeming Your Gift Card

When gifting an eBay gift card, you can remind your recipient that they can use the card to purchase anything available on eBay within the gift card amount. When it comes time to pay for an item, your recipient should choose the gift card payment option and provide the appropriate card information located on their physical eBay gift card.

Any remaining balance on the card can be applied to a future purchase. The gift cards do not expire. There are also no extra fees associated with their purchase (beyond the value attached to that card) or use. Shoppers can easily check the balance on their eBay gift card by using the steps above. Instead of clicking on the retailer list link, they should find the link on the same page called Gift Card Balance Checker and then follow the prompts.

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