Get cash for used or unwanted gift cards

Get cash for used or unwanted gift cards

Credit: Cardpool

Get cash for used or unwanted gift cards

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by Matt Granite, KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 5:15 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 7:06 AM

This year more than ever, it's clear many of you would rather have cash for those unwanted holiday gift cards. The gesture was nice, the thought was there, but sometimes cash in your pocket is the best way to go.

For the stores that you'd never go to or some that are nowhere near you, I have you covered today.

With all the websites out there ready to swap cash for unwanted gift cards, the selection is overwhelming especially when merchant reliability comes into play.

After various Ways to Save tests, my top pick this holiday season is CardPool. They will buy a used gift card from you for up to 92 percent of its value.

If you don't have the store near you or you're really not interested in the one a card is for, this is a solid buy-back since gift cards cannot be returned to the merchant they were purchased from.

I know -- I wish they'd give you 100 percent back, but considering some other sites pay way less or charge crazy service fees, this is something to consider.

On a $25 Walmart Gift Card I had, they paid me $23.

You also have the option of getting paid via cashier's check, an Amazon.com gift card which increases the amount of money you receive.

If you're looking looking for a discount on gift cards, you can easily save 15 to 30 percent by purchasing directly from Cardpool. They also offer free shipping and no service charge on any order, which is great in my books. I bought my wife an $100 Ann Taylor gift card for $85 with free shipping.

Click here to sell an unwanted gift card or get a great deal on one for sale.

We receive absolutely no financial compensation for mentioning any company, product, or deal. The purpose of this segment is to find great deals -- that's it.

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