WHY RETAILERS LOVE GIFT CARDS: 19% of gift cards aren't redeemed at all, those who do redeem them spend 14% more than the face value of the card. AND some have expiration dates. --Jane Wells, CNBC, Friday, October 09, 2009 1:02 PM
L. Reichard White [send him mail] taught physics, designed and built a house, ran for Nevada State Senate, served two terms on the Libertarian National Committee, managed a theater company, etc. but his hobby is explaining things he wishes someone had explained to him. You can find a few of his other explanations here.