Employee: Borders Is Making Us Push Gift Cards That May Be Worthless

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    Employee: Borders Is Making Us Push Gift Cards That May Be Worthless If Company Declares Bankruptcy - The Consumerist

    What do you think USMB? Is it unethical for Borders to be having employees sell gift cards to people that would be worthless the minute they declare Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (which is very likely at the moment)?

    I don't want to assume, but I wonder whether when people get gift cards from Borders, they are informed that if the company declares bankruptcy that they are worthless. I could always try it myself since I shop there from time to time. Though these days if I buy any books, it's online.
     
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    If the people do not find out of Fox then it must be fine.
     
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    Could you repeat that in English?
     
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    So what Doggie The Bubble Mod is wondering is if Borders Employees should create a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure by not selling Borders Gift Cards to customers.

    If Borders does go BK, the likely creditors to be harmed are suppliers. In order to successfully reorganize the company, it would be inane to screw gift card holders by refusing to redeem their cards. The OP assumes that Borders will just close shop and go out of business. If there are no customers, that likelihood increases. If there is some semblance of a viable, ongoing business, then someone may purchase it.
     
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    One little letter wrong....

    But since I am such a nice guy, here it is corrected just for you.

    If the people do not find out on Fox then it must be fine.
     
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    Well, if I were close to filing bnkruptcy I'd be smarter than to be spending money on gift cards. But that's just me.
     
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    I think you missed something there Willow.
     
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    This may be hard for you to understand, but this has absolutely nothing to do with Fox. Save your stupid whining about Fox for appropriate whinefests - God knows, there are enough of them.

    Try and focus.... this is about Borders Books. Mmmmk?
     
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    Again, more assumptions on your part. I never said it was wrong or unethical. I merely posted about the topic and let people come to their own conclusions on whether it was ethical or not.

    Also, there is a possibility that gift cards would be worthless. A very strong possibility at that.

    When a Store Goes Out of Business

     
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    From what I've heard, there's no talk of reorganization - they're *closing*.

    Are employees required to do their jobs so long as they're still employed? Yes. Until such time as that employment is severed.
     

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