On 8/22/06, Jon Paris <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Do you have trouble getting the rebates? CompUSA owes me about three. I hate rebates and increasingly am not buying stuff on rebate unless the price is good anyway. The exception is Staples. Fry's electronics - only been paid for one in about 5 - I now only buy instant rebate stuff from them.
Fry's has a horrible reputation with rebates. I would purchase only if the out-of-pocket cost was good enough to not care about getting any mail-in rebate on top of that. Make copies of everything that gets mailed in. For larger rebates, say $50 or more, you might want to pay for certified mail. One rebate I mailed fell through when the processor said it was sent after the expiration date even though I knew I mailed well before; since I didn't do certified mail, they claimed there was "no proof" hence I was SOL. I've just recently gotten back into the rebates game, so I'll be interested in seeing how well the internet submissions (with no mail-in) work. It's all a big game, and you have to wanna play if you wanna win. - Dan