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Old 11-27-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Most rebates are designed to appear like money off, but I look at them as lottery tickets. There is more than one item I purchased that required a type of proof of purchase I couldn't find anywhere, or that had a "drop dead" date that had been hidden inside the packaage and had already passed when I bought the item.

It went back of course. Today I rarely even bother to waste time reading about a mail-in rebate program. Just a three-card-monte sales gimmick to me.

Manufacturers and retailers - stop playing games with me. Just tell me the price and I will tell you if I think it is fair.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I've never had a problem with mail in rebates. Ya some took some time to get, but it was better than nothing.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Does anyone realize just how much $$$ these companies save by people who don't want to "hassel" sending the rebates in?? Same with the "gift cards" and people who don't use them or lose them. You'd be amazed.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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Does anyone realize just how much $$$ these companies save by people who don't want to "hassel" sending the rebates in?? Same with the "gift cards" and people who don't use them or lose them. You'd be amazed.
Read somewhere that only 70% of gift cards ever get redeemed. So, for a company selling gift cards that 30% of unredeemed gift card money is, in essence, like a loan, if not even pure profit, without having to factor in the price of merchandise, etc.

Companies make healthy profits because at least 30% of most people are lazy or forgetful.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I send mine in, always. I never had a problem,.... matter of fact waiting for 3 Rebates right now ,,, 2 from Remington, and 1 from Rite aid
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