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Bankruptcy Makes Gift Cards Worthless

Bankruptcy Makes Gift Cards Worthless

You know that Sharper Image gift card you got for Christmas? Right now, it's worthless. And other gift cards in your wallet could lose their value, too.

As more retailers file for bankruptcy or go out of business, more than $75 million in gift cards are at risk of becoming worthless pieces of plastic this year.

"If I knew this was going to happen, I would have used them right away," said Jon Tapper, a public relations executive from Boston who received two Sharper Image cards as business gifts just a few weeks ago. Their total face value is $50.

"I love gift cards, but now this makes me think twice."

For a link to the full AP article click HERE.

Link to original article: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hFfn_iwP6krHZ2ozVtjenjDM7gXQD8V687JO0

Related Article: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20080304/BLOG08/157154518

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