Posted January 18, 2013
I always thought it is so that the recipient would not use the money on crack and cheap women/wine. :)
StingingVelvet: Anyone who complains about Steam's terms of service should read about gift cards some time. You give them money for a promise they do not have to fulfill. You don't even save money doing it, the whole thing is a scam people have accepted because they're too lazy to shop for people.
Gazoinks: I personally never really understood the point of a gift card when you can just give some a giftcard to the world (i.e. money).
I was sometime also thinking why doesn't the gift card give at least a bit of extra for buying such a prepaid card (ie. it is worth more than what you paid for it), but I presume they can't do that either because then it would make no sense to buy anything from the shop without a gift card. Ie., when people come to buy some clothes from H&M, first they'd go to the cashier and buy a gift card for themselves, just in order to save a bit of money for their purchases.
Post edited January 18, 2013 by timppu