A friend of mine came up with an interesting way of saving a couple thousand dollars for my lumber package. I am GC'ing my house (in Oklahoma) and have received about 6 different bids from some local businesses. They range from $15,000 to $18,000. I was told by both Home Depot and Lowes that they would price match any local business' lumber prices, PLUS give me an additional 10%. This brings me to my EXTRA savings. If you ever go on EBay you know you can find just about anything and everything under the sun. Well there are people on there that sell HD and Lowes gift cards at a reduced price. A $500 gift card from either Lowes or HD will generally sell for about $430. That doesnât seem like a lot of savings, but if you multiply that by about 30 or for ($15,000) you would end up saving ($2,100). I am pretty familiar with EBay and have never been scammed before, mainly because I buy from reputable people with great feedback. These gift cards are not just a rare occurrence; there are tons of people selling them. Here is my question, because I am just as leery as some of you who may think this sounds to good to be true. What do you think, should I try and buy those gift cards and save some money? Obviously you don't have to use them for just lumber, you could buy lighting, fixtures, tile, carpet etc... I am not a naive person and can smell a scam a mile away, this to me seems legit. What are your thoughts????