Some of the best deals favour high end retailers

When shopping for gift card deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) There a way to save money this cheap canada goose uk holiday season, even before the after Christmas sales: Unused gift cards and canada goose uk outlet merchandise credits canada goose uk black friday for resale in secondary markets. Some of the best deals favour high end retailers.

The expansion of the secondary marketplace for gift cards during the last two years is a natural outgrowth of ever expanding Canada Goose Outlet gift card sales. TowerGroup is projecting 2011 gift card transactions to hit $100 billion and to grow by another 25 percent by 2014.

About 6 percent to 10 percent of cards sold go unused, so the idea of the secondary marketplace is to motivate card holders to get Canada Goose Parka something rather than nothing for cards they have no intention canada goose uk shop of Canada Goose Online using. By canada goose coats on sale acquiring the uk canada goose cards and verifying them, the sites can guarantee you’re getting what canada goose factory sale you’re supposed to.

While several retailers contacted by Reuters declined to discuss the gift card reselling market, there is an upside for them: Unused cards are reported as liabilities. Getting those dormant cards used allows the Canada Goose Coats On Sale retailers to record the sales.

Along buy canada goose jacket cheap with the gift cards, the resellers offer unused merchandise credits or gift cards with balances putting some cards on the market with odd totals rather than the round numbers most folks are used canada goose to seeing.

That not the case for cards that can be used at pricier retailers, says Cardcash CEO Elliot Klier: order for us to be able to turn around the higher Canada Goose Jackets end retailers, we can only do buy canada goose jacket that with a bigger discount, says.

There are typically dozens of different brands uk canada goose outlet for sale at any time at varying discounts and the inventory is constantly changing. Want golf clubs? You can buy $500 worth of Callaway gift cards canada goose black friday sale for $400 on Cardcash, one of the leading gift card exchanges. Here are some other recent examples: $196.84 canada goose outlet to use at Lucky Jeans for $151.57 Canada Goose sale (23 percent off), $419.35 to use cheap Canada Goose at Gymboree stores for $343.87 (18 percent off) and $25 at CVS for $24.25 (3 percent savings).

If you on the selling end of the equation, it works the same way canada goose store in reverse. The more popular the card, the more likely you are to get close to the dollar value.

Cheryl Davidov, a New York Canada Goose online City speech pathologist, says she was given a $200 gift card to Sunglass Hut, but knew she wasn going to use it. So, she sold it.

though I didn get the full value of the card, instead of not using it all, I sold it for $150, she says.

But Davidov says most of canadian goose jacket her experience has been as a buyer. She had her eye on a $598 bag at Coach and was already holding a $50 card canada goose coats that had been given to her as a gift. You can really buy much buy at Coach for $50, she thought, so she signed up to be alerted when Coach gift cards became available on Cardcash. When they were, she bought four cards with a total value of $535.74. The cost of those cards: $375.02, 30 percent discount.

you get started you canada goose clearance sale can get hooked, she says. The opinions expressed are canada goose clearance his own. (Editing by Jilian Mincer and Beth Gladstone).