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Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:34 pm

I forgot about this. I got my rebate form a couple of weeks ago. Finally. Yeah, thanks for making all that interest on my money. :roll:
 
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What's with the Rebates? I used to always get them but now I always don't!
 
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Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:03 pm

Here's an odd one: I got an email from Corsair a while ago stating my rebate submission was rejected. Then I got another email a few weeks ago saying it was reconsidered or something and now I got the check.

I was lucky, but I've certainly not gained confidence in rebates over the experience.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 6:33 pm

I recently got some Radio Shack rebates that made a 500w power supply practically free. So Radio Shack rebates seem to work fine if you ever come across one.
 
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Fri May 26, 2006 9:51 pm

Current Newegg poll, "Would you buy an item because it offers a mail in rebate?" Make sure your NO gets counted!
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Fri May 26, 2006 9:58 pm

kvndoom wrote:
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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which motherboard :lol:

I never got mine back from them either, soyo :evil: 865 motherboard
 
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Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:13 pm

Got a 19" crt I didn't need cuz it was FAR.
Checked my status after 6 weeks they said they had recieved nothing.
Sent info again and got a post card saying my submission was invalid because it was one rebate per household

but happy day...

yesterday the $100 rebate came a mere 5 1/2 months after submitting.

Office Depot, BTW
 
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Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:03 am

I just wanted to say that Lowe's sent me back a $60 rebate check for the delivery of our stove. And they also gave us a $50 gift card to use at their store later. Lowe's FTW! :)
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:09 pm

I'll never buy anything from CompUSA again because they screwed me out of a $15 rebate, claiming that I hadn't bought the item within the rebate window. This was clearly untrue, as the receipt showed the date of purchase as the last day of the promotion (I didn't hear about it until then).

I generally avoid buying stuff that is cheap because of a potential rebate, but if it's still a reasonable deal even if the rebate doesn't come through, I'd still buy it. But if I got screwed out of a rebate again, I'd still never buy anything from that vendor again, as they'd be dead to me.
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:02 pm

Yeah Evan OCZ just did that to me. Bought some RAM sent in for the rebate. And they sent me a letter 3 months later saying that my submissal wasn't within the rebate window. Grrrr to them. Of course the electronic page I printed off isn't up, so I can't go back to check that. . . . oh well, at least the RAM is performing excellent.
 
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I got 2 rebates from OCZ within a month. 1 for RAM and the other for a PSU.
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Mailed in a 30 dollar rebate to XFX and they came through!
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Took about 2 months but I got it without having to bug them about it.
 
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:40 pm

I got a $30 MIR a month or so ago from logitech for something i dont even remember buying. the only logitech product i own is my speakers, and i remember paying full price for them.

so theyre not bad.
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I find the above article about Fry's interesting when one person claims that rebate problems are simply resolved at the store level.
I have always gotten every $ promised through rebates at MicroCenter within the expected time frame.
I have never gotten one dime from rebates on purchases through Newegg.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:36 am

Got my Corsair 520HX PSU's $20 MIR this week. I bought the PSU November 5 and submitted the form within a couple of weeks. They certainly do all they can to get people to forget about these things.
 
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:10 pm

For anyone interested, I built a new system mid-november and sent in all my rebates at the same time

These are the ones I got back in order:

1. Logitech G5 $15 MIR - Very very fast, I think this was a little over a week.
2. Thermaltake V1 CPU cooler $20 MIR - Also very fast
3. Abit IP35 PRO $20 MIR - somewhere in january
4. antec 900 $35 MIR - Received it mid-february

Recently I also bought a Kingwin external enclosure with a $15 MIR and I got the rebate within 2 weeks.

But I am still waiting on 2 OCZ rebates and im nearly hitting the 3 month mark now. It really sux cause its 2 $40 rebates....
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:00 am

Kulith wrote:
But I am still waiting on 2 OCZ rebates and im nearly hitting the 3 month mark now. It really sux cause its 2 $40 rebates....


That's odd. When I bought this system I had 2 rebates from OCZ ($50(RAM) & $40(PSU)) that I got within 3 weeks.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:22 am

I just checked it again today, one of them says "approved" and that it was mailed 3 days ago. The other still says "Received, Submission is being processed".
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Mon May 19, 2008 10:01 am

I've not had problems with OCZ rebates as well. Anytime I buy any of their products with rebates they have been processed and sent on time. I'm 12/12 now. That's pretty darn good if you ask me.

Logitech has also been good to me. 5/5 with no probs!

Circuit City 0/1 on some DVD+R's. (Their store brand). Been 5 months, still no rebate.

Best Buy 2/2.

LG 1/1 on LCD monitor.
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:06 pm

wow.. where to start?

i've probably sent in over 30 rebates in my lifetime and have yet to have a single problem...

brands and stores i know i've bought from that used MIRs...

staples (tons.. most for black friday.. great site)
best buy (also tons.. a little slow, but always came through)
office max (quite slow)
benq ($200 projector rebate!)
playo
sandisk
westinghouse
sapphire
ati
xfx
newegg
buy.com
ecost

i don't know what the beef is with mail in rebates. what's so hard about filling out a few forms and sending a little mail? honestly? i've never encountered a rebate that didn't explain what needed to be done in an easy manner and provide plenty of contact information in case you want to know what the status is. the only advice i recommend is just take pictures / scan your receipts so if you're sending in originals you still have all your proofs of purchase, but i thought that was common sense!
 
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:49 pm

Only did one rebate and that was with Corsair. Easy and got money in about 2-3 months.
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Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:34 pm

Tamale wrote:
wow.. where to start?

i've probably sent in over 30 rebates in my lifetime and have yet to have a single problem...

brands and stores i know i've bought from that used MIRs...

staples (tons.. most for black friday.. great site)
best buy (also tons.. a little slow, but always came through)
office max (quite slow)
benq ($200 projector rebate!)
playo
sandisk
westinghouse
sapphire
ati
xfx
newegg
buy.com
ecost

i don't know what the beef is with mail in rebates. what's so hard about filling out a few forms and sending a little mail? honestly? i've never encountered a rebate that didn't explain what needed to be done in an easy manner and provide plenty of contact information in case you want to know what the status is. the only advice i recommend is just take pictures / scan your receipts so if you're sending in originals you still have all your proofs of purchase, but i thought that was common sense!



Nothing hard about it actually..but what the hell are you supposed to think or do when the rebate processing company files for bankruptcy and leaves your shorts in the wind? Yeah..i thought so..think before you spout off. The copys of everything do nothing in this instance.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:36 am

Cyril suggested contacting the retailer (Newegg in my case), which is where I plan to start. However, I expect I'll end up contacting the manufacture, XFX. Any spare luck would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure glad I made a copy.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:14 pm

GeForce6200 wrote:
Only did one rebate and that was with Corsair. Easy and got money in about 2-3 months.

Glad I came here, I was going to make a post about Corsairs MIR habits because I'm awaiting one right now for a MIR on a HX620 PSU... :-?
 
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Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:12 pm

Just got a rebate from Mushkin that took 4 months to get...and ive decided that for what its worth...they arent worth the trouble...rebate processing company for antec went tits up last november..so on and so forth..what amazes me is why they dont offer these deals up front? Bah.........screw em i say...NO MORE :lol:
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:35 pm

After a couple of phone calls to the fulfillment people about Corsair's $35 MIR for 2x2 GiB of DDR2-800 I bought November 28, 2008, the first of which asked me to wait a week for the check, I finally got my check on Monday, March 9. The check expires April 15, which is rather soon for such things. I'll deposit it sometime this week and find out if they actually pay. :wink:
 
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Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:11 pm

You really had to wait that long? I got my rebate for the 4GB kit I bought in November before Christmas.
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Re: MIR dumping ground

Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:23 pm

I filled out the online rebate information the same day I bought the RAM, and didn't get the confirmation email until December 27, and I had until January 6 to return the cut out bar code, invoice, and rebate form to them. Since then I've waited, and after the number of weeks I began calling them.

I do dislike MIR's, but at least I've never had a stick of Corsair fail on me, yet.
 
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Debit Card Rip-0ff?

Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:19 pm

I got a $50 rebate in the mail recently from Cricket for a wireless internet adapter. It came in the form of a debit card instead of a check. That was sort of ok, although I certainly would have preferred a check.

Now that I have used it, though, I am livid. Every time I use the card I am charged a ridiculous fee by whomever issued the card. A $30 meal at a restaurant cost me over $36. A second charge of about $6 cost me over $8!

This is ridiculous. How can they call something a $50 rebate if it's really only about a $45 card?

I think I know what's happening here. The merchant offering the rebate can probably do it for cheap because whatever company issues the cards is making out like a bandit. Makes sense, but that doesn't make it right.

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