Apex Gift Card Review
Apex Gift Cards used to be one of the best kept secrets of the discount card game. Great prices, fast delivery and lots of inventory. I've never had any problems so I can't speak to the support staff.
My only issue is that since recently I've been burned by one of my go-to sites Bargain GCs, I've been left sitting with a lot newly zeroed out gift cards. The fact that the douche that owned it clearly sold me products then resold those same products to someone else knowing they were closing down and skipping town so-to-speak enrages me. So it made me think about gift card warranties/guarantees that discount GC sites provide. We know that the actual GCs never expire so when a site gives a warranty/guarantee, it's to assure their products sold aren't defective ie; the balance is less than purchased. Much like Amazon warranties the products you buy. But If I buy a GC and check the balance right away as I'm prone to do, and everything is good, shouldn't that GC still be good AFTER the warranty/guarantee ends? If not aren't these sites guilty of doing the same thing as the scammers at Bargain GCs did? Can you imagine Amazon selling you an Amazon GC and only guaranteeing it for 12 months? For that matter I've bought several third pary GCs from Amazon and never had them say "Better use this by a certain amount of time or it might be worthless!". I've also purchased several GC from the corporate sites like Panera Bread, P.F. Changs, Red Robin, Olive Garden etc, and never once heard about any warranty. Again I'm not talking about whether the GC shows up in my inbox DOA, which happens from time to time. Mistakes happen from time to time with small businesses. I'm referring to the notion that these discount sites are saying through their warranty/guarantee policies that they reserve the right to resell the product you just bought from them if it still has a balance in 356 days. Or 30 days right? Correct me if I'm wrong but if I purchased it from them they already made their profits on the item and should have no rights to profit again on it no matter how long it's been. It's mine right? I didn't rent it I bought it right? I'm not singling out Apex or had anything like this happen with the many,many GCs from Apex. But I'm just noting the fact that when I find a great deal at their site I usually buy in bulk. They used to have P.F. Changs at a substantial discount so I'd buy quite a few at once to use at my leisure throughout the year. But now I'm looking real hard at their 30 day guarantee policy and second guessing myself. If I'm off base with my interpretation of these policies and a GC that I buy from you is good into perpetuity please let me know. Thanks