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Baylor3217

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What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« on: May 25, 2013, 05:36:50 PM »
I got one for my birthday.  I'm never really in want for anything so I thought I'd crowd source my next purchase.

What should I get?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2013, 06:13:28 PM by Baylor3217 »

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 05:40:05 PM »
There is no time limit. Is it burning a hole in your virtual wallet?

Wait until there's something you need.
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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 06:13:05 PM »
Not at all. I've had it for some time now.

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 07:14:17 PM »
Any grocery or household item(s) that is/are decently priced(with free shipping)?

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
You could always sell it on a site like cardpool.com. You won't get 100% for it, but at least it's direct money that you could invest. I've done that with gift cards already.

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 07:19:40 PM »
Hookers and blow?  <g>

Cookbook, a tool, toiletries? 

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 07:35:34 PM »
Look for bulk organic carbohydrates (rice, lentils, etc.) or tea, or any other household grocery item you normally purchase to save money on your bill.

A large % of our grocery bill goes towards bulk groceries on Amazon's Subscribe & Save program for discounts.

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 08:51:19 PM »
  I don't know on Amazon gift cards but check for a time limit.  Most gift cards charge a fee for inactivity thus over time reducing the balance to $0. 

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 12:20:07 PM »
Books.
'tis my personal weakness, though.

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 12:56:06 PM »
A gift that keeps on giving:

- LED lightbulb(s)
- Kill a Watt
- hot water heater timer
- belkin timers that cut electricity phantom draw

Or donate it to a group that could really use it :)

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 01:53:37 PM »
On couponing blogs I sometimes see good deals posted for toilet paper on Amazon.  You must be in want of toilet paper sometimes, right? 


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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 02:33:55 PM »
I'm currently looking at a toaster oven.. which would allow me to bake a loaf of bread without turning on the big oven.

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Re: What would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 08:39:56 PM »
I was in the same boat last year when I received a $50 Amazon gift card for my birthday (and, coincidentally, I was originally considering using it to purchase a toaster oven).  I browsed Amazon to try to find something I wanted ... nada.  I ended up talking to a few friends about it ... one friend said that he buys stuff on Amazon all the time so he gave me cash and I transferred the $50 Amazon gift credit to him and it worked out nicely.  :)