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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2012
    Salem NH

    You guys hear about the exclusive metal $450 starbucks gift card?

    I read about it in the news the other day. Starbucks is apparently making a small amount of metal gift cards (Like the Amex black) for $450. It comes loaded with $400. I dont understand how this is a good way to get business.

    I tried to post a link to a news article. Search google news for starbucks

  2. #2
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2012
    No, I have not heard of it. But I can tell you right now that Starbucks isn't in business to "get business". They're in business to "get profit".

    Soo... if someone is willing to say, "Hey, I'll give you $450 if you give me $400 and a metal lock pick that conveniently fits in my wallet." Then that means Starbucks is guaranteed to make a profit.

    What are the chances that the card will be lost in a boating accident or thrown away because of its possibly "immaterial" value to the owner of a new found wallet in the WalMart parking lot?? Better than ZERO!! This is why gift cards are made in the first place. More profit...

    But a $50 lock pick?? Now we're talking!!!

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2012
    Boise, Idaho
    Sorry, I could care less...I can't stand Starbucks.



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