Still Have A Sharper Image Gift Card? It Might Actually Be Worth Something

Still Have A Sharper Image Gift Card? It Might Actually Be Worth Something

When gadget galleria Sharper Image stopped accepting gift cards only days after filing for bankruptcy protection in February 2008, consumers were left holding an estimated $19 million in useless plastic. But a class-action case against the company has managed to wrest some money from the shuttered company for those who were screwed over three years ago. [More]

Panic: Are Consumers Scared To Buy Gift Cards?

Panic: Are Consumers Scared To Buy Gift Cards?

Earlier this year when the Sharper Image declared bankruptcy, they briefly stopped accepting gift certificates. Eventually, they did start accepting them again — but with the requirement that consumers buy twice the face value of the card. This, it seems, has caused a fair amount of panic among consumers. Chain emails are circulating warning shoppers not to buy gift cards from various retailers — claiming that they are going out of business. But are they?

Gift Cards From Ailing Retailers Can Be Boobie Prizes

Gift Cards From Ailing Retailers Can Be Boobie Prizes

When Sharper Image went under (oh no, where will we find a new vibrating massage pinball machine for dad?), people lost about $60 million locked up in gift cards, reports NYT. If you’re holding a gift card, you’re technically an unsecured creditor. If they go bankrupt..

Sharper Image Liquidating All Stores

Sharper Image Liquidating All Stores

Brookstone Will Let You Use Your Sharper Image Gift Card As A 25% Off Coupon

Brookstone Will Let You Use Your Sharper Image Gift Card As A 25% Off Coupon

Brookstone says they will accept your Sharper Image Gift Card. Sort of.

Shaper Image Will Accept Gift Cards Only If You Buy Something 2x The Card's Value

Shaper Image Will Accept Gift Cards Only If You Buy Something 2x The Card's Value

The Shaper Image says that it will resume redemption of gift cards, but there’s a catch.

The Sharper Image Suspends Acceptance Of  Gift Cards Due To Bankruptcy

The Sharper Image Suspends Acceptance Of Gift Cards Due To Bankruptcy

Despite issuing a press release claiming that they will “continue to conduct business as usual,” The Shaper Image has suspended redemption of all gift certificates after filing for bankruptcy late on Tuesday.

Sharper Image Files Chapter 11, Will Close Half Of Their Stores

Sharper Image Files Chapter 11, Will Close Half Of Their Stores

Hey want to buy an “ionic air filter”? You don’t? Is it because of that annoying class action lawsuit? Hey guess what? You’re not the only one! After losing a class action lawsuit Sharper Image ” said in court papers it fell victim to “negative publicity” as it fought lawsuits over its Ionic Breeze air purifiers.”

Judge Rules That $19 Coupon Isn't Fair Compensation In Sharper Image Air Purifier Case

Judge Rules That $19 Coupon Isn't Fair Compensation In Sharper Image Air Purifier Case

A judge rejected a settlement that would have granted a $19 Sharper Image coupon to consumers who purchased the Ionic Breeze… and $1.8 million in fees to the lawyers.

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Best Posts Ever, This Week

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Sharper Image Dulled

Sharper Image Dulled

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