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I recently applied a $50 PlayStation Network credit to my account, but I only used part of it. How long will this money stay in my account, and does it ever expire? Will I get a notice if they do? Either way, what happens?

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It stays in your wallet, fairly sure that'd be illegal to just wipe your funds – Domocus Jan 23 '13 at 23:09
@Domocus - Of course there will be a clause in their legal jargon that says if Sony goes under, or even just scraps the store, that funds are non-refundable in this case. – Robotnik Jan 24 '13 at 3:14
Well, yes, but if it was going under, what would be the point of buying something on the store? :p – Domocus Jan 24 '13 at 3:24

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According to Sony themselves, your wallet funds do not expire.

A PSN gift card however, does, if not applied to your wallet within a year of purchase.

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I got like 4 reminer emails over the course of two years telling me I had funds in my wallet, too! – Fluttershy Jan 23 '13 at 23:59

Sony will empty your wallet out if you do not buy anything in 3 years. It shows up as a system debt for the full amount with no details of anything. Playstation Customer support over the phone, 1-877-971-7669, say they turn it over to the state you're registered in due to an unclaimed property law. They point you towards to get the money back.

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This is useful if true, but goes against an already proposed answer. Can you please cite a source? – zero298 Nov 10 at 17:19

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