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Comment Re:Unclaimed gift certficates (Score 1) 269

They would have to give out billions of goods and services for billions of revenue that they received for nothing! Where is the issue?

You pay me in advance for a product, I owe you that product. Just because you wait some time to come and claim it, does not mean I magically owe you nothing.

My Folks were almost ripped off by a national chain that way, they were a week away from the expiration date.
I don't mind if you want to sell me a gift card with an expiration date plainly stated on the card, AND if I am able to redeem the card for full face value in cash if I do not want or need any of your merchandise.
Anything less is theft.

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