Simon mall gift card(2014-2015)

Old Dec 21, 15, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by nishjain1 View Post
Hello I have One BB card and the monthly limit is $5k so I can't buy Simon Gift Cards more than 5k in a month....Any suggestion if I can buy more where can I load effectively??
This is less of a Simon Mail question and more of a general liquidation method, but I'll try to answer.

Get another Bluebird or Serve.

Learn to get money orders.

Get a different prepaid card like Go Bank that allows you to load via debit gift cards.

There are other methods, but those are the easiest and most generally applicable.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 7:32 pm
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I'm at my Simon mall and there's actually a line to buy gcs. It's a madhouse I say. I'm third in line, but still. The mall itself is a zoo.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 7:36 pm
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Uh ... It's four days before Christmas.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
I'm at my Simon mall and there's actually a line to buy gcs. It's a madhouse I say. I'm third in line, but still. The mall itself is a zoo.
Originally Posted by jsk1973 View Post
Uh ... It's four days before Christmas.
Exactly. While I was buying GCs yesterday, this older guy came up and wanted to buy a single GC for $300. Then he was perplexed when the CSR told him to insert his chip CC and he said "it has a chip in it? I've never had to insert it before."

I'm not going back until after holiday returns season.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 10:04 pm
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Data point - I was able to buy $9k in GC with chip and wife did for $7k. Actually this time they didn't ask to sign that form or check our ids. On the top rep said "Thats it"??
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Old Dec 21, 15, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by anubond005 View Post
Data point - I was able to buy $9k in GC with chip and wife did for $7k. Actually this time they didn't ask to sign that form or check our ids. On the top rep said "Thats it"??
You will probably want to be prepared to go back and sign the form. It is a requirement and could cause adverse impacts later on. I know this because it happened to me previously. If the card has a chip and the chip reader is working then they don't have a problem accepting $10k purchases. They don't want to hold the liability when a chip card is swiped.

If they forget to check a box or have bad information then only bad things could happen. Last time I was in I noticed they transposed part of my phone number and I made sure they corrected it. They've called me previously because they forgot to have me sign the form. The last thing I want is for them to call a disconnected number or some one else saying ... is that.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
You will probably want to be prepared to go back and sign the form. It is a requirement and could cause adverse impacts later on. I know this because it happened to me previously. If the card has a chip and the chip reader is working then they don't have a problem accepting $10k purchases. They don't want to hold the liability when a chip card is swiped.

If they forget to check a box or have bad information then only bad things could happen. Last time I was in I noticed they transposed part of my phone number and I made sure they corrected it. They've called me previously because they forgot to have me sign the form. The last thing I want is for them to call a disconnected number or some one else saying ... is that.
Thanks for the advice. Will sign the form on my next visit. I also saw the NFC thing on the screen for Payment. Rep told me they will be accepting payments via phone soon.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 3:09 pm
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Simon Mall Gift Card MO sale reversed

Tried to buy a money order today and it wouldn't go through. I looked at the card to see if it was the card and I saw this. Any ideas?

Transaction Date Post Date Transaction Description Reference Amount
Approved 12/22/2015 12/22/2015 Purchase Original Sale Reversal $500.00
Approved 12/22/2015 12/22/2015 WAL-MART #xxxx Purchase Original Sale ($500.00)
Approved 12/19/2015 12/19/2015 The Avenues Value Load -- Activation $500.00
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Old Dec 22, 15, 3:26 pm
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did the cashier/CSM do a key-turn ?
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Old Dec 22, 15, 3:54 pm
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did the cashier/CSM do a key-turn ?
No - it was the same cashier that I have used many time that is very friendly with me
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Old Dec 22, 15, 4:15 pm
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Looks like it tried to go through, failed and the funds were put back on the card.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 4:57 pm
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This has happened to me lots of times while loading serve. I've been chalking it up as IT issues, try again tomorrow it will work.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 6:07 pm
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Happened to me loading BB also. Then it worked later with the same card.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jwudbwei View Post
Happened to me loading BB also. Then it worked later with the same card.
I bought a $500 MO at publix and it worked so Ill try again tomorrow at WM
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Old Dec 26, 15, 3:56 pm
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I tried to purchase 4cards - $500 each, and when it came to payment, I inserted a card, signed and after I pressed 'done' cashier saw 'signature is cancelled ' sign, and she had to abort the transaction. I tried single card and the same problem happened. Anybody else had this? Cashier told me that this is a first time she sees this and she was selling them all day long.
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