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Sharper Image in Bankruptcy

by @ 2:52 am on 2/28/2008. Filed under rants

Just great… I went in to pick up something at Sharper Image this evening with some gift cards I got from the American Express points program. Right after the guy tried to sell me the extended warranty, I pulled out the gift cards was told I couldn’t use them because the company is in bankruptcy… I was like WTF!!!! Its just like cash only they already got their money and now they are saying I can’t use them WTF!!! Still willing to sell me an extended warranty though???? WTF!!!!

So I went online and you don’t see a word anywhere about this bankruptcy until you try to buy something and enter a gift card at which point they say they aren’t accepted and then offer a link which if clicked shows


Customer Information:
Gift Cards, Rewards Cards, Gift Certificates, and Merchandise Certificates

On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, The Sharper Image commenced a case under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The Company intends to continue to conduct business as usual while it devotes renewed efforts to resolve it’s operational and liquidity problems and develops a reorganization plan.

However, The Sharper Image is suspending the acceptance of Gift Cards, Rewards Cards, Gift Certificates, or Merchandise Certificates as a form of payment.

We appreciate your understanding that according to Bankruptcy law, store employees, managers and the Company do not have the authority to override this directive.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

4 Responses to “Sharper Image in Bankruptcy”

  1. One of the many reasons I loathe gift cars.

  2. Or cards rather. I would gladly take a gift car/ =)

  3. Dave Loder says:

    So did you still complete the purchase, or did you walk out?

  4. joe says:

    I did not complete the purchase.

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