That's happened to me, too. I keep a photocopy of everything I mailed off.
If I don't get what's due in a timely fashion, I raise a stink.
Here's a trick the rebate people use:
They mail you a check in an envelope with some bizarro return address and an
obvious "Bulk Rate" imprint. You, thinking it's some kind of pesky
advertisement, throw it away!
They are wasting my time and their money when a place advertises an
item with a rebate. I could buy a sack of groceries with the rebates I
never got, maybe two sacks of groceries.
Tiger Direct especially comes to mind... Nothing but a hassle, wasted
time and wasted stamps. You must send in the original bar code, two
months no rebate, they ask for a copy, the copy isn't the original bar
code. Rebated denied. I never got the last rebate from Staples either
but it hasn't been two years yet, maybe it will be in tomorrow's mail.
Occupy Wall Street needs to put rebates on their list of thing to
On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:09:39 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
In general, I don't like rebates but I don't remember one I didn't receive.
I've always followed the instructions to the 'T', though. Sometimes it takes
three months, but they come. It's not worth the hassle for a couple of bucks
but I got a rebate from HP for $150 (printer), which made a squatting on their
site a little more interesting.
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