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Don’t Do This: Best Buy Gift Card MP3 Player Can Be Returned

Reader “C” writes:

Suggestion: You mentioned that Best Buy was selling non-ipod MP3 players and offering a $50 gift card to boot. [We mentioned that here. -Ed.] I bought one and then found out the person I bought it for had just that day got one. So I returned it. Which left me with the $50 gift card. It puts me in a bit of an ethical bind as I’m not sure whether or not that’s stealing. But the less ethically challenged might want to think about doing that. Or that may be a bit beyond suggestions you are willing to make.

Yes. That’s going a bit far, even for us.