Consumers may want to think twice before purchasing gift cards. A new scam proves that crooks are getting more sophisticated and the old protections just aren’t working any more.
Macy’s is promising to make good on some bad gift cards that may have ended up with some California consumers. The cards were apparently sold through third-party retailers and tampered with before being purchased.
It’s the holidays. You have to buy gifts, but your bank account demands thriftiness and you need to avoid overspending. If you are one of many Americans who have been hit hard by the economy and are looking for ways to spend wisely over the holidays, here are a few suggestions, with input from a South Bay financial advisor.
To gift card or not to gift card? That is the question. Here are the pros and cons of giving a gift card this holiday season.
California law requires merchants to give cash bank for small amounts left on gift cards. But it appears some retailers are not getting the word.
The goal is to get 100 guns off the streets of Oakland.
Malls across the Bay Area Monday were filled with shoppers who were looking to exchange Christmas gifts and take advantage of the final sales of the year.
Many shoppers will be looking for deep after-Christmas discounts, returning gifts and using gift cards they received.
Some Oakland business owners financially affected by recent Occupy protests are taking part in a pilot project designed to get shoppers back in their stores.
Gift cards are among the most popular gift ideas during the holiday shopping season. But those who purchased or received a gift card recently may face an embarrassing moment.