Big companies perhaps, Apple and Amazon. But not world wide.
If you buy a gift card from either of those companies, beware. Make sure you go to the webstore of the country of that company in which the recipient lives and/or wants to spend that gift card, or things are screwy.
I had this with a gift card I bought for my girlfriend. From apple. For apple TV.
Note that I know little to nothing about the apple way of life and things. Just that everyone tells me how easy it is. So I got her the gift card. And it only works for AMERICA. And she has a Dutch Apple ID thing. Isn't that grand? So now she has an amount on her apple id for apple things but she can't use it for apple things because it's from the wrong country.
This is why I don't believe apple, and also amazon who have the same crippled way of dealing with gift cards, are world wide companies. They are big, for sure, but they are still tied to regions and stuff, and if you make a mistake, like I did, because you don't know how they work, you're royally screwed.
I'm sure there are more examples of companies with that same kind of rigid 'world wide' attitude.
Thank the heavens I don't own any apple products.