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The Arcadia group have announced that gift vouchers may only be used in part payment for purchases, up to a maximum of 50%.
So a £50 gift voucher that could previously have been used to buy goods priced at £50, can now only be used as part payment towards goods of £100 or more.
Rather dodgy, though not as bad as completely voiding the vouchers as has happened when other stores have bust.
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adam2 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:47 pm The Arcadia group have announced that gift vouchers may only be used in part payment for purchases, up to a maximum of 50%.
So a £50 gift voucher that could previously have been used to buy goods priced at £50, can now only be used as part payment towards goods of £100 or more.
Rather dodgy, though not as bad as completely voiding the vouchers as has happened when other stores have bust.
That's an unfair thing to do to the staff, anyone with a gift voucher who is unhappy about the 50% rule is going to take it out on the shop assistant.
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I am aware of a case, in a previous case of a retailer going bust and voiding all gift vouchers, where a customer selected goods to the face value of the vouchers, placed the vouchers on the counter, and walked out !
When told "you cant do that" they walked a bit quicker.

I presume that this is shoplifting, but am not convinced that the store would call the police in such circumstances. And even less convinced that a court would convict.
Shoplifting of less than IIRC £200 has in effect been decriminalised and is not normally a police matter.
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