Is the practice of buying coupons legal?


I use and a few other sites when searching for deals and yesterday I came across a Garmin deal that was almost too good to be true. The OP posted a link to a coupon site where you had to pay $4 to receive $25 off at Best Buy. Something doesn't seem right about that.


Have you seen all of the auctions at eBay for coupons? Tons of them.

I think it mostly depends on each store's coupon policy. Most have a disclaimer that says it's not allowed, but how can they ever enforce it?


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Coupons sold on eBay usually have a disclaimer by a seller stating, "You are not paying for these coupons, rather you are paying for my time to find them" or something along those lines. Doesn't seem like enough to let them get by with it, but hey, people use craigslist to sell sex services and craigslist doesn't seem to crack down on that practice much.


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eBay video sellers do the same thing now. They sell, I don't know, a picture, and the video is free. Well, people are buying the video, not the picture. It's a loophole.


Funny how much time some people spend skirting the law. I've often wondered if they devoted that time to more product things, that they'd be more successful therefore bringing in more money for buying things the right way.


Seems to me that one could do at least as well -- and maybe score a significantly better deal -- by 1) Visiting Garmin's Web site to see if they're offering any promotional coupons online, and 2) Going to the rebate bulletin board at your local BB store and searching for a coupon there.

Strictly speaking, there's nothing seriously wrong with that you describe. They're merely offering a service to those who don't want to do these things for themselves, for whatever reason. We all gotta make a living, one way or another :D