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MIR dumping ground

Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:50 am

Since some of you just can't resist the temptation of declaring your dislike of MIR's in posted topics even though it's against the rules of this forum. (It's thread crapping as far as I'm concerned) I shall start and sticky this thread so you can continue any discussion on MIR's in here.

This is also where any comments will be deposited if they appear in any thread, so if your rant about MIR's goes MIA in the original thread, you can bet it's in here.


This can actually turn out to be a good thing if anyone has had bad problems with MIR's from certain vendors. In the posted thread just post a link to your comment in this topic and others will see what you have to say in here.

So please try and keep any comments about MIR's in this thread only.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:55 am

Suckages:

CompUSA, Tiger Direct are my worst offenders.

Not had problems, just long waits:

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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:31 am

Never even seen a MIR in the UK!
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:08 am

Circuit City & Seagate have been outstanding.
Emails when they receive it, when it is processed, and when it is mailed.


Stay away from Tigerdirect.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:11 am

pete_roth wrote:Not had problems, just long waits:

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Long wait is right...I've been waiting five years for $50.

Staples isn't bad.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:38 am

My experience with SMC is good also, they emailed you and give you a tracking link, not to mention the cheque came in around the time that they have specified (no, not a year!).
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:59 am

Still waiting on a couple from Dlink(which are usually quite prompt) since 9/19/05 :cry:

Wont do the ComUSA or TigerDirect programs any more..they do suck.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:15 pm

I say give the product for the lower advertsised price, and the let the business deal with the mail in rebate. Otherwise, me = no buy.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:19 pm

Staples is great. Officemax is slow as crap. Haven't had a problem with any really, just have to be patient.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:49 pm

Mailed my Staples MX-1000 rebate 11/20. Still not in their tracking system. :evil:
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Postposted on Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:34 am

Ragnar Dan wrote:Mailed my Staples MX-1000 rebate 11/20. Still not in their tracking system. :evil:



mailed??? you don't mail staples rebates you do them online!
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Postposted on Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:51 am

paco wrote:mailed??? you don't mail staples rebates you do them online!
I had to mail mine too.

When I got my mx1000 during the rebate time, they sent me one from the local staples store. BUT it had SKU different from the one used in the online store. I couldn't get a rebate through the online thing.

I ordered my wrt54g at the same time, and that had a rebate that worked find online. Got that cheque within a few weeks. Pretty much given up hope on the mailed one at this point.

The lesson: check your cart very carefully before you hit the final go ahead for purchase. It doesn't matter what the name it, only the SKU.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:24 am

Staples has an excellent on-line rebate system. I've also been successful with Amazon and Garmin.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:59 am

I have had good luck with my ATi and Logitech mail in rebates. They emailed me a link where I could check how it was progressing.

PriceGrabber product review bonus rebates are also pretty reliable, just take a long time to process.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:05 am

LicketySplit wrote:Still waiting on a couple from Dlink(which are usually quite prompt) since 9/19/05 :cry:

Wont do the ComUSA or TigerDirect programs any more..they do suck.


Don't feel bad, I'm still waiting on a $30 rebate from Soyo that I sent in 9/04.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:31 am

DejaVu..maybe they heard me whinning. Check sent today w00t.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:48 am

western digital took like 9 months, but I did get my $50 eventually.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:14 pm

IMO .. Any Hot Deal thread involving a mail in (ick) rebate should clearly state that a MIR is required in the thread title or at least in the opening post.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:09 pm

Wonder of wonders, I got an email today from rebatetrack.com saying my $20 MIR from Staples for the Logitech MX1000 is in the system. So I may actually get that money. :o
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:34 pm

farmpuma, I agree wholeheartedly.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:36 pm

Seems like most of them do. And all of them say it in the threads. I personally think the fewer rules the better for all involved. (and that's not restricted to TR's BB :wink: )
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:50 pm

Ragnar Dan wrote:Wonder of wonders, I got an email today from rebatetrack.com saying my $20 MIR from Staples for the Logitech MX1000 is in the system. So I may actually get that money. :o


So all the posturing and whinning actually helped eh...great :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:09 pm

I don't recall any posturing. I pointed out that I couldn't get my rebate to work in Staples's electronic system. I complained about that to give you some guff and asked for another to verify that I wasn't the only one with the problem.

Then I saw this thread and mentioned I still wasn't in the system. So maybe that constitutes whining in your mind... but you're the one who posted the original Hot Deal, so I know you wanted to see exactly what my experience was. 8)
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:41 am

Hoser wrote:Since some of you just can't resist the temptation of declaring your dislike of MIR's in posted topics even though it's against the rules of this forum. (It's thread crapping as far as I'm concerned) I shall start and sticky this thread so you can continue any discussion on MIR's in here.


heh... was the creation of this thread my doing? o_O
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Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:48 am

farmpuma wrote:IMO .. Any Hot Deal thread involving a mail in (ick) rebate should clearly state that a MIR is required in the thread title or at least in the opening post.


Good idea, agreed. 8)
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Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:17 am

FroBozz_Inc wrote:
farmpuma wrote:IMO .. Any Hot Deal thread involving a mail in (ick) rebate should clearly state that a MIR is required in the thread title or at least in the opening post.


Good idea, agreed. 8)


So start hot deal threads with "HD:" and mail in rebate threads with "MIR:". That makes sense.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:22 pm

thegleek wrote:heh... was the creation of this thread my doing? o_O

Yeah, it's all about you, big guy. ;)
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:26 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
thegleek wrote:heh... was the creation of this thread my doing? o_O

Yeah, it's all about you, big guy. ;)


it is actually, just ask hoser to confirm
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Postposted on Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:15 pm

thegleek wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
thegleek wrote:heh... was the creation of this thread my doing? o_O

Yeah, it's all about you, big guy. ;)


it is actually, just ask hoser to confirm


Believe it or not thegleek is right. :o

After our little run in a few months ago the idea for this thread came to me. I just wanted to see if someone else would do it first.


Oh and gleek......it's Hoser now, check your spelling. :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:47 am

Here it is a month and a day later, and I'm still:
Status Date: 12-19-2005
Status Detail: Your rebate is valid and is scheduled for final processing.

I just love the rebates.
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