Morally just to sell gift card for unsavory business at a loss?


#1

Let’s say that someone receives as a present a gift card for a unsavory business. Um, would it be morally just to sell that gift card at a loss so one won’t have to patronize said business? Keep in mind that there are various web sites where one can sell unwanted gift cards.


#2

Why would it be wrong?

Btw, do you realize how often you write “um” in your posts? :flushed:


#3

What is said unsavory buisness?

Additionally, is this just another harebrained hypothetical?


#4

And why would anyone who knows you give you a gift card to an unsavory business?


#5

A good example is brought up in this video of a very recent edition of Catholic Answers Live.


#6

Can’t you just tell us? Discussion is more enjoyable than just throwing links at us.


#7

There’s a suspicious lack of concrete facts here


#8

Is it morally just to sell gift cards for places or things we have no interest in at a loss? :smirk:


#9

Think of the Hooters restaurant chains, Irishmom2.


#10

Thanks. Doesn’t make me change my answer though.


#11

Why can’t you just cut up the gift card and not patronize the unsavory business?


#12

Well, Zaccheus, what if the gift card is worth $50 or even $100?


#13

Buy a bunch of hot sauce online.


#14

What if it is? Would you choose to profit from sin?


#15

If I buy a gift card and give it to simeine, the store has the money and they hold it against the future purchase.

It is my understanding that after a certain amount of time, the card no longer works, so the store takes the entire amount as profit!

Better to buy $50 worth of something the store is selling at a loss and get rid of that than to toss the card and let the store keep the money!


#16

My answer to that would depend on what the store is selling.


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