Gift cards are better than cash, or are they really? Often times people get gift cards for stores they don’t like or would have preferred receiving cash instead. One way to turn your gift cards into cash is to sell them on sites like Craigslist, but another much smoother way is to use a site like CardPool.
CardPool buys your unwanted gift cards at a discount price as long as their is no associated fees or expiration date attached to your card. You fill the online form, mail in your card and get a check in mail. It is a great way to liquidate those unwanted cards and get some hard cash to spend.
On the other hand, you can also buy gift cards at a discounted price via CardPool. Browse through different categories or go through merchant names to see something you like. Cards are offered at a discount of 3% to 30% depending on the vendor and some other stuff. Once you make the payment, CardPool will mail you the card free of cost and give a 100-day purchase guarantee.
It is a great resource built around a very simple idea and will probably do even better as more people learn about it.