Starbucks lovers who missed the chance to burn money last week on the company's limited-edition gift cards now can snag them on eBay - provided they're willing to shell out even more.
On Friday, the company offered 5,000 stainless steel gift cards for sale online that went for $450 each, but were loaded with just $400 in Starbucks ( credit. )
That $50 gap apparently didn't make much difference to many consumers -- the cards, offered through Gilt.com, sold out within six minutes.
Starbucks said the cards themselves cost "more than $50" to make, and noted that they include membership in Starbucks' "Rewards Gold" program -- access to special offers and free food and drinks after customers buy a certain amount.
The company said in a statement that it had no plans to produce any more of the cards, but by Monday, dozens were selling on eBay ( for hundreds of dollars more than face value. One was claimed Saturday after ) a winning bid of $1,074.
The steel cards are just the latest offering targeting well-heeled Starbucks customers. Starbucks recently unveiled an "ultra-premium" Costa Rican coffee that costs $7 for a 16 oz. cup.