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  • Simon American Express AMEX gift cards still good for Ebay and PayPal

    You may still purchase and use a physical, plastic Simon gift card with Ebay, at least for payment of fees. The nice thing about these (and all) gift cards now, at least in most states, is that they no longer incur a monthly administrative fee for inactivity.

    The Short List does not advise using Simon to verify your Ebay accounts, but a physical, plastic Simon card may be used for verification on at least PayPal. Once your PayPal is verified, Ebay doesn't require the same verification process as if you were trying to start up the Ebay cold without a PayPal.

    Just be aware - to get a Simon VISA card, you must purchase online, which means that you must have a physical address to which to ship the card. For most of us, this will not work because the physical address registered to our Ebay and PayPal accounts is not one at which we may receive mail.

    However, you may still purchase the Simon AMERICAN EXPRESS (AMEX) gift cards at the Simon booths at malls. In order to use these Simon AMEX gift cards with Ebay and PayPal, you must register a name and address with them for the card. This can be done only by phone 800 331 5479 but once it is done, the card will work fine for our purposes, for PayPal (including for obtaining the EXPUSE number), and at least for paying Ebay fees, and to satisfy their "reimbursement method on file" requirement.
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    Simon AMEX gift cards good for Ebay and PayPal verification

    Lately the Simon American Express (AMEX) gift cards (or any AMEX gift cards at all) are working fine for all purposes on Ebay and PayPal, verification, EXPUSE number (PayPal), payment of fees and for an on-file Ebay reimbursement method.

    Just remember that after you buy AMEX gift cards you must phone in to add your billing address - you may not do this online with AMEX gift cards.

    The per card fee is slightly lower on the Simon AMEX gift cards,
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    than on the gold AMEX gift cards
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    you purchase at a supermarket.

    AMEX gift cards incur no inactivity fees, and are good for minimum seven years from issue.
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