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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 20 Sep 2017, 07:24

Hello, I tried searching but couldn't find an answer.. I received the gift card for doing the first ten :) but the gift card is for .com which cannot be used on UK sites, has anyone else encountered this?
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Post by gali » 20 Sep 2017, 07:58

The gift cards for the first ten are only for Amazon.com. It says so on the First Ten page.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 20 Sep 2017, 14:21

Yeah I read that, but I didn't realise it couldn't be used at the sites ending .uk, .ie or anywhere else until I read it on the Amazon site. I just assumed it would be in USD and convert to GBP.
I guess that's the same for the daily giveaway too?
Ah well, I still enjoy the first ten.

Is there any plans to include gifts/prizes for those that use the site that aren't based in the USA?
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Post by gali » 21 Sep 2017, 00:00

Gingerbo0ks wrote:Yeah I read that, but I didn't realise it couldn't be used at the sites ending .uk, .ie or anywhere else until I read it on the Amazon site. I just assumed it would be in USD and convert to GBP.
I guess that's the same for the daily giveaway too?
Ah well, I still enjoy the first ten.

Is there any plans to include gifts/prizes for those that use the site that aren't based in the USA?
Yes, it is the same for the daily giveaway.

I don't think there are any plans to use sites that aren't based in the USA.
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Post by Wasif Ahmed » 28 Sep 2017, 20:41

Gingerbo0ks wrote:Yeah I read that, but I didn't realise it couldn't be used at the sites ending .uk, .ie or anywhere else until I read it on the Amazon site. I just assumed it would be in USD and convert to GBP.
I guess that's the same for the daily giveaway too?
Ah well, I still enjoy the first ten.

Is there any plans to include gifts/prizes for those that use the site that aren't based in the USA?
This may seem like a long and complex process but here is what i do with the gift cards i have earned. There is this site purse.io which converts giftcards in to Bitcoins you can later use those Bitcoins to buy something from Amazon.uk or convert the Bitcoins into cash. I live in India so it is Amazon.in here. I have used purse.io to convert the .com gift cards into Bitcoins and then purchase things from amazon.in. You should visit their site and read the FAQ. The site has been completely safe and satisfying for me. I have made around 10 or so transactions.

P.s. I hope I am not violating any rules by writing the site name. If i am doing so, i dont think this post should be removed as OBC has people from all over the world and they may need a solution for this problem as well.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 01 Oct 2017, 10:04

That's really interesting. That could be useful to other users of the site too.
I've used the card already on the US site, will see if I get stung with any customs charges.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 21 Oct 2017, 21:25

Wasif Ahmed wrote:
Gingerbo0ks wrote:Yeah I read that, but I didn't realise it couldn't be used at the sites ending .uk, .ie or anywhere else until I read it on the Amazon site. I just assumed it would be in USD and convert to GBP.
I guess that's the same for the daily giveaway too?
Ah well, I still enjoy the first ten.

Is there any plans to include gifts/prizes for those that use the site that aren't based in the USA?
This may seem like a long and complex process but here is what i do with the gift cards i have earned. There is this site purse.io which converts giftcards in to Bitcoins you can later use those Bitcoins to buy something from Amazon.uk or convert the Bitcoins into cash. I live in India so it is Amazon.in here. I have used purse.io to convert the .com gift cards into Bitcoins and then purchase things from amazon.in. You should visit their site and read the FAQ. The site has been completely safe and satisfying for me. I have made around 10 or so transactions.

P.s. I hope I am not violating any rules by writing the site name. If i am doing so, i dont think this post should be removed as OBC has people from all over the world and they may need a solution for this problem as well.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm actually interested in converting my gift card to cash for direct transfer (hope it's not a problem?) Does this follow the same process of converting to bitcoins first or are there other ways of doing so?
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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 17 Nov 2017, 05:25

Gingerbo0ks wrote:Hello, I tried searching but couldn't find an answer.. I received the gift card for doing the first ten :) but the gift card is for .com which cannot be used on UK sites, has anyone else encountered this?
I'm UK based too, and if I'm drawn out (or whatever happens!) please pass my reward onto the next person who can use it :wink:
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 17 Nov 2017, 14:23

You can still use it @lincolnshirelass you just have to use the American site and pay postage :)
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Post by CommMayo » 17 Nov 2017, 14:53

I'm surprised to hear all these issues with people not living in the United States. Based on a lot of what I read on this site, I assumed the majority of people are not from the US.

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