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Old Jan 11th 2005, 3:48 pm
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Are shite!

Having a bad day with these things today, I can't get over what a farce and a scam these things are. For a start they seem to take ages to come through (if they do at all!) and I've lost count of the times I have to play the phone game with the mongs at customer service chasing up the ones that were, to me, trying it on, ie if you hadn't phoned they would magically brush your rebate under the carpet!

Rant over, back to phoning up some more muppets.....
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Are shite!
yes, agreed.
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Old Jan 11th 2005, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Dan725
Are shite!

Having a bad day with these things today, I can't get over what a farce and a scam these things are. For a start they seem to take ages to come through (if they do at all!) and I've lost count of the times I have to play the phone game with the mongs at customer service chasing up the ones that were, to me, trying it on, ie if you hadn't phoned they would magically brush your rebate under the carpet!

Rant over, back to phoning up some more muppets.....
I've mailed in many rebates since moving to the US and I've never had a problem getting the check. It certainly does take time though...




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just take the price off the total in the shop please.
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
I've mailed in many rebates since moving to the US and I've never had a problem getting the check. It certainly does take time though...




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just take the price off the total in the shop please.
I've talked shop assistants into doing just that too.





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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
I've talked shop assistants into doing just that too.





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I have to agree with NC, hubby does the rebate thingy all the time and they always come through...sorry to hear that your's haven't.

Here's a site that you can check to see where the bloody hell they've got to though....

www.wheresmyrebate.com
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Old Jan 11th 2005, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by BrandonBrit
I have to agree with NC, hubby does the rebate thingy all the time and they always come through...sorry to hear that your's haven't.

Here's a site that you can check to see where the bloody hell they've got to though....

www.wheresmyrebate.com
Thanks for the info, I'll check that out....just got off the phone with one pillock who said "(bleat) we're so busy after Christmas blah blah blah.....I said I understand that, but I bought the goods in bloody September, so much for your "allow 9-12 weeks"! They are now going to send it quickly (they say)....one of those scammers I referred to in the OP!
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Default Re: Mail in Rebates.....

Originally Posted by Dan725
Thanks for the info, I'll check that out....just got off the phone with one pillock who said "(bleat) we're so busy after Christmas blah blah blah.....I said I understand that, but I bought the goods in bloody September, so much for your "allow 9-12 weeks"! They are now going to send it quickly (they say)....one of those scammers I referred to in the OP!

from a business perspective the rebate promotions are costed on that many people will forget to mail them or mes them up

so, it boils down to - would you rather have a discount and go through hassle, or get no discount at all
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Default Re: Mail in Rebates.....

Mail-in rebates should be illegal. Their basis is that some people will pay more than an advertised price by either not claiming the rebate or having the rebate denied through myriad terms and conditions. Absolutely unethical marketing scam.
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Mail-in rebates should be illegal. Their basis is that some people will pay more than an advertised price by either not claiming the rebate or having the rebate denied through myriad terms and conditions. Absolutely unethical marketing scam.
All the added sales tax is a load of bollocks too. The price you see should be the price you pay, instead you get a new price when you check out. Me and the ball & chain went to Ikea and paid $10 in added tax! WTF???
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Default Re: Mail in Rebates.....

Originally Posted by NC Penguin
I've mailed in many rebates since moving to the US and I've never had a problem getting the check. It certainly does take time though...


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mine have always come through too. takes time and arrive when least expected.

could be that you are loosing mail.
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Old Jan 11th 2005, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
from a business perspective the rebate promotions are costed on that many people will forget to mail them or mes them up

so, it boils down to - would you rather have a discount and go through hassle, or get no discount at all
Well obviously I'll take the hassle, but what with America land of great customer service, you shouldn't have to have the hassle. They employ these rebate monkies to do a job, they should do it instead of trying to fob you off all the time!
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