Feb 20 2004
Gift vouchers, what’s the point of them? I mean obviously i can see it from a buisness point of view that, if they sell a gift voucher, then they are guaranteed to have a customer buy something from them (unless of course they don’t use the voucher).
But from a customers point of view, what is the point of gift vouchers, if you’re sending one as a gift, then you have to ask yourself what is the difference between sending money and sending a gift voucher? Also, you have to ask, what are the advantages to gift vouchers over money? There aren’t any, and if fact by sending someone a gift voucher rather than money you are restricting their options to only one shop, what if they wanted to save their money, what if they wanted to spend it somewhere else?
I guess the key here is to say that gift vouchers have no possible advantage over money, and anyone that buys them has obviously fallen victim to their own stupidity, and to a big marketing ploy. So, please, i beg you to stop buying gift vouchers, send money instead, don’t fall victim to the big businesses.
Note: There is one good use for gift vouchers, if you buy one for an online shop. They are useful in this way because if someone gives you cash, you can’t use it in an online shop (unless you put it into your bank account, and pay that way).