Whereas Gift Card Castle was an online exchange where consumers could buy and sell their gift cards, Gift Card Granny is just a comparison site showing what other actual exchanges offer for your gift card, says Kendall Perez, a spokeswoman at the company.
Gift Card Granny works with 15 exchanges or gift card resellers that are vetted by the company, says Perez.
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It might be trickier than it has been in years past to try selling or trading that gift card for something better online.
It’s a place that draws attractive women in tight dresses who are ready to drink, dance, and maybe, meet the right guy. So you really have to weed people out to find that good person and be patient.” But make no mistake about it, many of these women are paying attention to the gentlemen who are spending big bucks on bottle service at the VIP tables.
“Las Vegas is definitely different from other cities for dating. “There are all sorts of people who come to town from all walks of life,” says Andrea. So for a guy, I think it’s a great thing for hooking up,” she laughs.
Then there are those just entering the gift card buying-and-selling market.
These new entrants add to the numerous companies already in the game, creating more opportunity -- but also more confusion -- for consumers."There are (still) a lot of ways to sell gift cards out there," says Alex Hsu, a spokesman at Cardpool.com, which has been around since 2010.
No problem: Pawnshops grant short-term loans using your personal property as collateral, providing you with money in as little as five to 10 minutes, and best of all, no risk or effect on your credit, even if you default on the loan.
Once you repay the loan -- usually in one to four months -- and the small loan fee, Grandma's ring is returned to you.