[quote author=ultravikingfan link=topic=42909.msg734249#msg734249 date=1204595225]
[size=13pt]Bankruptcy makes gift cards worthless [/size]
NEW YORK - 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.
How is it any different than, say, if you bought something from a shop but the shop went out-of-business before it was delivered?
You line up wayyyy behind the banks and other creditors before your issue is addressed, if it ever is.