Trade In Your Unwanted Gift Cards To GameStop For A – You Guessed Right – GameStop Gift Card

This is where you can exchange that uncool gift card for one more up your alley.

This is where you can exchange that uncool gift card for one more up your alley.

Apparently, there are no shortage of unique business ideas over at GameStop. Earlier this year we reported that the retailer was operating as a sort-of bank, and now customers can trade-in their unwanted gift cards for one they actually want – you know, one to GameStop.

GameStop announced a new partnership with Cardpool in which customers can rid themselves of undesirable gift cards online in exchange for a GameStop e-gift card.

So how does it work? Pretty easily, it appears. Consumers can trade in both plastic and e-gift cards online by filling out their individual gift card information. When the information is verified, GameStop will issue a e-gift card to the consumers email. That card can be used either online or at one of GameStop’s remaining locations.

There doesn’t appear to be a limit to the type or amount of gift card that is eligible for the exchange.

However, be careful when entering your gift card information. Per the Cardpool terms of service, the company has the right to “charge a replacement fee if the gift card proves to be invalid…and is not responsible for any errors that you have made in entering gift card information and is not liable for any such errors.”

GameStop Announces New Gift Card Exchange Powered By Cardpool [MarketWatch]

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  1. MathManv2point0 says:

    Step 1: Redeem Points from Credit Card for whatever gift card is offering a 25% discount
    Step 2: Get discounted Gift card and Redeem for Game Stop gift card at face value
    Step 3: Sell Game Stop gift card at 5% discount
    Step 4: 20% profit!!!

    ARBITRAGE!!!!!!

    • mrkake says:

      haha… except for the fact it is highly unlikely that it will be a 1-for-1 exchange… it’s more like you will sell a $50 giftcard for some random place for a $40 or $45 gamestop gift card…

      If you go on cardpool now you will see the rates vary wildly between cards, all depends how much they can sell them for.

      • MathManv2point0 says:

        Ah, I see my model made egregious errors in assumptions related to exchange rates. I guess the gift card market is more efficient than I thought.