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    What Is Good About Buying Refill Cards Still On Ebay?

    I have a mobile hotspot with a Verizon Wireless prepaid plan. Up until about a year ago, or so, it was possible to buy refill cards for very good prices on Ebay - i. e. a $40 card for less than $30, and at that time Ebay was not even charging sales tax. Now everything has changed - $40 cards cost usually more than $40 on Ebay, and on top of that Ebay is now charging sales tax.

    I am wondering why these cards are still being offered (and apparently bought) on Ebay. Why are people doing this? Is this not now more expensive than paying Verizon directly? Am I missing something here?

    Back in the day I bought many such inexpensive refill cards and added the amounts to my account. However, soon I will run out of my credits from that and therefore would like to know what to do best now.

    Are there any other places where I could buy refill cards and save some money? Or should I indeed let Verizon charge the monthly fees to my credit card?

    Thanks - desertman

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    I usually buy from Callingmart Auto-Purchase with 5% off and no fees. Kroger.com and Target.com sometimes have sales and would purchase from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zer0Evil View Post
    I usually buy from Callingmart Auto-Purchase with 5% off and no fees.
    Sounds good, thanks. I just set this up for 3 x $20 every month (my data plan costs $65 and I have still a credit of more than $100 in my account).

    I assume they send me PINs that I have to add myself to my Verizon Wireless account for the mobile hotspot - right?

    However, I don't know whether my auto-purchase order comes with a 5% discount, or whether any fees or taxes will be added - CallingMart did not show me anything that resembles a bill, they just confirmed that I ordered 3 x $20 every month. Is the discount automatically part of the auto-purchase order, or how else are you getting this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resucami View Post
    Is the discount automatically part of the auto-purchase order, or how else are you getting this?
    With auto-purchase you automatically get the best discount. 5% off Verizon, 7% off AT&T ect. It will happen at 12am PT/3am ET on the date selected. Any Verizon PIN product will work, 2x$30 or 3x$20 ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resucami View Post
    I have a mobile hotspot with a Verizon Wireless prepaid plan. Up until about a year ago, or so, it was possible to buy refill cards for very good prices on Ebay - i. e. a $40 card for less than $30, and at that time Ebay was not even charging sales tax. Now everything has changed - $40 cards cost usually more than $40 on Ebay, and on top of that Ebay is now charging sales tax.

    I am wondering why these cards are still being offered (and apparently bought) on Ebay. Why are people doing this? Is this not now more expensive than paying Verizon directly? Am I missing something here?

    Back in the day I bought many such inexpensive refill cards and added the amounts to my account. However, soon I will run out of my credits from that and therefore would like to know what to do best now.

    Are there any other places where I could buy refill cards and save some money? Or should I indeed let Verizon charge the monthly fees to my credit card?

    Otherwise I get mine from Target when on sale. Since you get an extra 5% off when using the Target Red card.
    Thanks - desertman
    It's something that can be purchased with eBay Bucks. Each quarter if I have $20 or more dollars in ebay Bucks, then I will go ahead and spend it on a refill pin. If there is nothing else I want to purchase.

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    They used to be highly discounted, you could get $40 refills for less than $25, it was fun while lasted
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmsilver99 View Post
    They used to be highly discounted, you could get $40 refills for less than $25, it was fun while lasted
    That was the best deal i loaded up twice max $999 now it over moving all my 4 lines next week to visible everything set up ready to activate on Tuesday

    They were the best days on vzw pins

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