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Old Feb 2, 13, 9:42 am   #1
 
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Variable load gift cards to be pulled by Office Depot 2.4.2013

At od this moring getting some gc. Manager said they will be pulling gc with open amounts by feb 4. They will still be selling the preset amounts like 20 50 100 etc. Says its a corparate thing.

Anyone else know about this?
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Old Feb 2, 13, 9:49 am   #2
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Already happened at my local OD. I might be trying a non-local one later today.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 10:01 am   #3
 
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Staples already runs this way. Highest cards are $200 with a $6.95 fee.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 10:09 am   #4
 
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I posted this in the AMEX BB forum:

Was in OD today buying prepaid AMEX GC's I use to purchase VR's at CVS. Manager showed me a memo that instructed them to pull all variable load GC products. Something about high cost of these transactions. Memo had about 10 lines of different GC products listed on it. Asked when it was effective and they said when they get around to doing it (i.e. later today).

This was in Nashville, TN. YMMV but wanted to provide a data point.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 10:33 am   #5
 
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Same here in Detroit. They pulled all variable GC's both Visa and Amex today morning.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:02 am   #6
 
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Any other options to get 5x?
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:07 am   #7
 
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pulled them here in CT about 2 weeks Ago.... very disappointing
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:10 am   #8
 
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This was my experience yesterday in NJ. Though, to make it worse, they had tons but said they could not sell them as they were having problems getting approvals to get the correct amounts loaded....staples has also taken the load your own value type cards away and oly has amounts up to 200. This sucks.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:23 am   #9
 
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Is anyone actually surprised this is happening?
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:26 am   #10
 
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Please post here so it can be killed!!!

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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:30 am   #11
 
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Hmm, just bought 3 this AM. Sounds like I should head back and stock up...
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:40 am   #12
 
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Can anyone confirm this in CA this would really suck as I just applied for a ink bold card,
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:45 am   #13
 
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Is anyone actually surprised this is happening?
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:47 am   #14
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Of course not. Extra compliance costs far exceed any revenue.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 11:51 am   #15
 
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Does OM or Staples carry the open amount gift cards?
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