Consumer News: Starbucks turns coffee into cash

1:00 AM, Dec 25, 2012   |    comments
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With all the national discussion on gun control following the Newton school shootings, gun sales surged this holiday season. Gun store owners say the sale of weapons, including assault weapons, have skyrocketed since the tragedy.

Industry analysts say many prospective gun buyers want to protect themselves. Others fear a government crackdown and want to buy the guns before they're illegal. A record 16.8 million background checks were recorded by the FBI this year alone.

Starbucks has a knack of turning coffee into cash. Earlier this month, the coffee company sold 5,000 of its limited edition stainless steel gift cards in a matter of minutes.The steel card sells for $450 a piece but they were only loaded with $400 worth of Starbucks credit. That didn't bother coffee lovers, apparently, since the card sold out within 6 minutes.


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