Here’s an area that we hadn’t thought about – the collecting of expired gift cards. Michele Alice reports that since they were introduced in 1995, and since people didn’t forsee their value as a collectible, some of the early cards are now extremely rare and can command bids of several hundred dollars at online auctions.
She also offers some good links for finding out more information about them.
By Michele Alice
January 07, 2007
“The holidays are over, and by now you’ve put away your gifts, taken down the decorations, and hauled the tree to the curb or landfill. And you’re using all those nice little plastic gift cards you found in your stocking at those great January sales.
But when their balances drop to $0, don’t throw them away – collect them!”