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SEARS Gift Cards not to be used online !

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  • Apr 25th, 2017 4:21 pm
[OP]
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Apr 19, 2017
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SEARS Gift Cards not to be used online !

I have a $250. Sears gift card, usually as good as cash with Sears online but NOT ANYMORE.
I called and they said I should go in-store to buy. We live 100 Km to the nearest Sears Store "in Halifax" and we never go to Halifax.
now we'll have to drive 200Km with our old bunker to spent it?
I usually waited to see a good sale online but that won't work anymore unless we pay with Visa at Sears online?
Something is going very wrong with Sears, any guesses?
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Aug 22, 2006
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Sears: Never ceasing to amaze people on how they can screw things up.
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Jan 29, 2017
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Try to sell it.

Also there is a lot of wrong going on with Sears.
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Jul 4, 2004
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Maybe they're just trying to put you off long enough so that they can go bankrupt first and not have to honor it. 200KM is a hell of distance, perhaps ask to have this issue escalated due to the circumstances? It's unreasonable to expect you to drive this far when everything can be taken care online.
Deal Guru
Nov 16, 2004
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Crappy. Sell it online, there's buying services online if you search it, you can mail them the card I believe for payment, something like that.

Even a RFD transaction may work for you.
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peli33 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 10:20 pm
Try to sell it.

Also there is a lot of wrong going on with Sears.
+1 and unfriend on Facebook the person who gave it to you
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Another nail in Sears coffin. Why would they try and help a Customer? When they can just play with us. Any bets yet on when they will be finished? This year?
[OP]
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Apr 19, 2017
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Thanks AlexiRos, I just tried and they don't accept this merchant at this time.
You had me exited there!
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RFD has another thread about Sears and customer service. Last fall, a member posted that little detail that the gift cards were not accepted online as payment.
Sorry you had that issue. Have you considered swapping the card with someone who can give you a card you can use at another store? Or register on Card Swap and try your luck there.
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