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Redeeming Gift Certificates
  • Qualified Items: eBay Gift Certificates can only be redeemed to pay for eBay items that meet the following requirements
    • The seller accepts PayPal as a payment method.
    • Item must have been originally priced in U.S. Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Pounds Sterling, or Euros.
    • Item must be paid for using PayPal within 10 days of the item's closing on eBay.
  • Excess Gift Certificate Value: Any unused balance will remain in the recipient's PayPal eBay Gift Certificates account until depleted.
  • Insufficient Gift Certificate Value: If the amount of the order exceeds the amount remaining on the Gift Certificate, the recipient will be required to pay for the balance using PayPal.
  • eBay Seller Fees: eBay Gift Certificates cannot be used to pay for eBay Seller Fees.
  • eBay Seller Requirements: eBay sellers have the right to refuse a transaction. Many sellers require a confirmed address, which could require that a credit card and billing address be entered.
  • Multiple Gift Certificates can be redeemed on a single purchase, up to $500 per purchase.

Cancellation / Non-Expiration of Gift Certificates
  • Recipient Cancellations: Gift Certificate recipients can cancel their Gift Certificate within 60 days of the purchase date and have funds refunded to the purchaser.
  • Purchaser Cancellations: If the recipient is not an existing PayPal member, the purchaser will have 60 days from the date of purchase to cancel the certificate and receive a full refund.
  • Refunds: Refunds on Gift Certificates that were purchased using a credit/debit card will have the face value credited to that credit/debit card. Refunds on Gift Certificates that were not purchased using a credit/debit card will be placed into the purchaser's PayPal account.
  • Expiration: eBay Gift Certificates do not have an expiration date.
  • Maintenance Fee: There are no maintenance fees charged on unused eBay Gift Certificate balances.

Sending/Receiving Gift Certificates
  • Security: For security purposes, a recipient may be required to enter credit card or bank account information before he or she can redeem the Gift Certificate.
  • Email Delivery: Gift Certificates that have a scheduled future email delivery date are sent at approximately 2:00 am on the day of the scheduled delivery in the purchaser's time zone, or Pacific Standard/Daylight Time if unknown.
  • Privacy Policy: For recipients who are not PayPal members, PayPal will not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose than to send notifications to the recipient regarding his or her Gift Certificate. This includes one reminder in the first 6 weeks, then quarterly reminders. For details on PayPal's privacy policy, see

Additional Terms
  • PayPal reserves the right to reverse any Gift Certificate purchase for any reason and return the funds to the purchaser's PayPal account.
  • eBay Gift Certificates may not be purchased for sellers in lieu of payment for eBay items.
  • eBay Gift Certificate resale is prohibited.
  • eBay Gift Certificates cannot be redeemed for cash and have no cash value.
  • eBay Gift Certificates cannot be used to purchase other eBay Gift Certificates.
  • Neither eBay nor PayPal is responsible for lost, stolen, or misused Gift Certificate codes.
  • eBay Gift Certificates may be purchased or redeemed by residents of the United States or Canada only.
  • Purchase and redemption of eBay Gift Certificates is subject to the PayPal User Agreement which is incorporated herein.

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