Would You Ever Buy Status Off Ebay?

So every now and then we see some weird and wonderful things on Ebay. You’ve probably heard or seen people selling their elite bag tags or even cards but selling status is growing increasingly fast which isn’t a good thing. Well today I was browsing around and I came across something that made me go WTF.

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Now as I said selling status on Ebay is getting very popular with hotels and even some airlines but selling one time use made me wonder, How the heck would that work? He even listed the benefits, how generous.

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Personally I wouldn’t buy any type of status off Ebay as that is against the Terms and Conditions however, I’m very intrigued to how it actually works and what is the process. I was more intrigued to see that the seller has sold more than 1 which surprised me quite a bit. I’m tempted to message and enquire to how the process works so I’ll let you know what happens in a few days.

Bottom Line

This made my eyes open with surprise and a little shock. Im surprised people just hand over their details online that easily. Play it safe and earn status the original way, this is a bad trend and it breaks the T&C’s of the programs.

Is This The Craziest Velocity Points Promo Yet?

Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program ‘Velocity’ is known for interesting promos offering large amounts of points. Home loans, Credit Card sign up’s the list goes on but I think this tops them all.

The popular Australian car company Holden has partnered with Virgin offering large amounts of points when purchasing a car… Yes purchasing a car!

The full details can be found here: Holden and Velocity.

The points bonuses are 40,000, 75,000 and 100,000 some even come with added extras. The cars fall under 4 categories – Small cars, Sport cars, SUV’s and Utes.

Small Car Category

Small Car Category

 

Sport Car Category

Sport Car Category

 

SUV Car Category

SUV Car Category

 

Family Car Category

Family Car Category

 

Ute Car Category

Ute Car Category

Summary

This is a pretty cool promo and would love to see how many people take advantage of the offer, But could you put it on an American Express card? 😉

I Hate My Age!

Since I’ve been a baby I’ve been travelling and I am very lucky to be able to have the opportunity to do so, however my age can annoy the crap out of me.

Since the age of 14 I’ve held elite status with 1 airline, I’m now 16 and hold status with 3. I remember first getting my card in the mail and posting it in a frequent flyer group and the amount of comments like ‘it’s useless for your age’ were ridiculous. Yes most people will agree but to me my status’s are equally as important as my passport.

  • Lounges

The drinking age in Australia 18. My status allows free unlimited entry into any lounge however at 14 I just thought I could wander in WRONG! The amount of times I was rejected was crazy but completely understood the reasoning behind it as the staff would be risking their job otherwise. Now when I want to go to a lounge I invite someone or a couple with me. I find most really appreciate it and love the time in there which makes me happy. This is how I am able to review lounges.

However I’ve noticed lately a lot of airlines will keep an eye on me which I have no problems about.

On the other hand some airlines have a strange policy. I wont name the airline but they told me I’m fine to use the lounge just keep away from the bar, very reasonable request and I fully obliged.

  • Hotels

I love hotels! I don’t know what it is about them but I am just infatuated with them for some strange reason. Like airlines I hold status with Hilton, SPG and Hyatt. I have been able to get some use out of them with family and friends but I know I wont keep it for the next year as I cannot check in myself.

  • Credit Cards

This one is my biggest annoyance. In Australia our credit cards are very limited and nowhere near as valuable as some other countries, I’m looking at you U.S 😉 We do have some very basic cards for teens however they don’t offer any benefits. I understand in the U.S you can add teens to their parents credit card profiles such as Amex. No such thing here and it annoys the crap out of me.

Summery

Maybe it’s me being impaitent or a whinny little child but I hate my age. I do think my parents however are happy i’m still 16.

Many have said I am too young to be doing what I’m doing but I am addicted and love what I do. I could be doing worse.