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Do you give gift cards?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by divorced, Dec 12, 2005.

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Are gift cards cool?

  1. Ya, I buy them.

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  2. No, they suck.

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  3. Who cares, I'm nekkid!!!

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  1. divorced

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    I did last year, but I didn't like to. It doesn't seem very personal to me to just give money on Christmas. It's like it takes little thought and effort, and that's how I feel when I get them also. And then I have to go out shopping, again, to buy myself something, and I hate shopping! If gift cards are cool, then we should all just keep our money and shop where we want to, not where someone else decides. About the only thing I know of that they would be good for is if someone knoews exactly what you want, but just buys a card to make the $$$ transaction easier, or from a boss on x-mas.
    But then, what if the gift I buy them isn't anything they want? Maybe a gift card would have been better? A lot of times I get stuff that I wouldn't normally buy.

    This year I have nearly completed the almost impossible task of buying everyone a useful gift. :saweet:



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  2. mikey_d05

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    I buy them only if someone specifically requests one.

    I ask for them all the time because most of the stuff I actually want is out of a person's price range or the only way it'd be correct is if I ordered it myself. This year, whenever I'm asked for a suggestion, I tell 'em a G.C. from Summit Racing.
     
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    same here:crazy:
     
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    They are good if you don't know what else to do. Think secretary.
     
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    I give them for birthdays or graduations only. Not very personalized for a christmas gift.
     
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    I gave out gift cards to the employees this year.

    I found out what each employee's favorite store was in a sneaky way, and then got the gift card from there. It was a lot of fun, especially when they opened their cards and realized how I'd fooled them.:D

    Otherwise I think it depends. I was going to get my bro-in-law a gift card for Sears because he needs and wants tools, and I don't know what he already has.

    I guess what I'm saying is that you can do gift cards and still be thoughtful to some extent.
     
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    For someone close I wouldn't get one, but I think they are good for someone you need a gift for and don't know well enough to buy exactly what they would like.
     
  8. jekbrown

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    I do sometimes... i love getting them. No one knows what I really want/need more than I do... so just gimme a dang giftcard and I'll get myself gifts at day-after-Christmas sales. :thumb:

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    I give and get them....

    I feel there is nothing wrong with giving gift certificates!..I have given them instead of cash for many years now..I don't know what many of my relatives like, or would want for Christmas,so this way THEY can go buy what they need/want with the gift certificates...I get them too,and find them preferable to a necktie or wallet I'll likely never use,etc..

    In fact,I just found 5 bucks worth of gift certificates in my bearau drawer I forgot about I got from Dunkin Donuts LAST Christmas!..so tomorrow I might have myself a good cup of coffee and a muffin,seeing its going to be 19 degrees for the high temparature...:crazy:
     

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