How Do I Send Someone a Ebay Gift Card?

eBay is a major online shopping site, and a gift card can help someone finally get that item they have been searching for. eBay does not currently have an option to purchase and send a digital card online; however, many retail outlets carry classic eBay cards that can be mailed or hand delivered to the recipient.

eBay changed the way people do online shopping, and millions of people still buy and sell on the online platform. An eBay gift card is a great way to show someone you care while giving them the opportunity to purchase an item they have been eyeing, but how do you send someone an eBay gift card? You can learn more about eBay payment methods by contacting customer support here, and below are steps to sending someone their own gift card.

Sending Someone an eBay Gift Card

At this time, eBay does not have an online purchase/send method, so gift cards must be purchased using an approved retail location. Retail locations can be found by doing the following steps:

  1. Open a search engine such as Google or Bing.
  2. In the search bar, type eBay gift cards and click the link that takes you to the eBay website page on gift cards.
  3. Click the button to find a retailer.
  4. From the list that opens, choose a retailer nearest you.
  5. Look for the gift card kiosk in the retail location and purchase an eBay gift card.
  6. Hand-deliver or snail mail the card to the recipient.

Once the card is purchased, you can mail it to a friend or family member living far away, or you can hand-deliver it to someone living local, and all gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions set by eBay.

Terms and Conditions Gift Card Recipients Need to Know

The following are things that you need to be aware of when buying or receiving an eBay gift card:

  1. Gift cards cannot be refunded, and cannot be redeemed for cash unless state laws expressly allow it.
  2. Cardholders must have an eBay account to use the card for a purchase.
  3. eBay gift cards cannot be used on other sites. They must be redeemed on eBay's web page.
  4. There is a cap of $1000 in eBay gift card purchases per day, and only up to $1500 per month total.
  5. Gift cards can only be redeemed in the United States or US territories.
  6. The recipient cannot use an eBay gift card to pay service fees.

An eBay gift card is a great way to show someone you care while allowing them to purchase what they want or need. For more information on eBay gift cards, contact customer support here.

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