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Old January 18th 07, 01:50 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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We need a law establishing the right to return gift cards. They should
be redeemable for cash at face value, without a service fee, by mail.
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Old January 18th 07, 02:33 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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timeOday wrote:
... right to return gift cards....


I'd be first in line.

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Old January 18th 07, 03:03 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:50:10 -0700, timeOday
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We need a law establishing the right to return gift cards. They should
be redeemable for cash at face value, without a service fee, by mail.


Go in, max the card, then go to customer service and return the
merchandise for cash. Yes, it's a PITA, but it's the only way I know
of to get around the "no cash redemption" policy of most retailers.
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Old January 18th 07, 03:43 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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timeOday wrote:

We need a law establishing the right to return gift cards. They should
be redeemable for cash at face value, without a service fee, by mail.


Why? A store has a right to make a profit. If you don't want a store's
gift card, just sell it to an acquaintance who does for face value.
What's the big deal?
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Old January 18th 07, 11:46 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Shawn Hirn wrote:
Why? A store has a right to make a profit. If you don't want a store's
gift card, just sell it to an acquaintance who does for face value.
What's the big deal?


Who the heck would wanna buy a gift card for face value?


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Old January 18th 07, 11:49 AM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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WoolyGooly wrote:
Go in, max the card, then go to customer service and return the
merchandise for cash. Yes, it's a PITA, but it's the only way I know
of to get around the "no cash redemption" policy of most retailers.


Will retailers do this? Doesn't the receipt reference the gift card?



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Old January 18th 07, 01:42 PM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Default Returning a gift card

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Steve wrote:

Shawn Hirn wrote:
Why? A store has a right to make a profit. If you don't want a store's
gift card, just sell it to an acquaintance who does for face value.
What's the big deal?


Who the heck would wanna buy a gift card for face value?


A friend or relative doing the gift recipient a favor, who would have
just as easily spend the same amount of cash at the same store anyone.
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Old January 18th 07, 01:43 PM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:50:10 -0700, timeOday
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We need a law establishing the right to return gift cards. They should
be redeemable for cash at face value, without a service fee, by mail.


Good Luck!
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Old January 18th 07, 01:43 PM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Default Returning a gift card

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Steve wrote:

WoolyGooly wrote:
Go in, max the card, then go to customer service and return the
merchandise for cash. Yes, it's a PITA, but it's the only way I know
of to get around the "no cash redemption" policy of most retailers.


Will retailers do this? Doesn't the receipt reference the gift card?


This idea should work? Every time I have used a gift card, nothing about
its use appeared on the receipt I was given. Its worth a try.
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Old January 18th 07, 04:11 PM posted to misc.consumers.frugal-living
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"WoolyGooly" wrote in message
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:50:10 -0700, timeOday
wrote:

We need a law establishing the right to return gift cards. They should
be redeemable for cash at face value, without a service fee, by mail.


Go in, max the card, then go to customer service and return the
merchandise for cash. Yes, it's a PITA, but it's the only way I know
of to get around the "no cash redemption" policy of most retailers.


aren't they requiring the return to be put back on a gift card?


 




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