I was filling out the rebate form for the PC 557 I picked up the weekend
before XMAS at the Borg. You know the 20% off Sale. Well, the rebate has
to postmarked by Jan 7. When I scoffed that scrumptious deal there was
also a pad with rebate coupons. Tore one off and stashed it with my
receipt. Th HD rebate form is a form for a $30 GIFT CARD. Those Sneaky
Borg's. They just have to have every last penny.
I checked for the form elsewhere and found the rebate at
revealed that it was a cash offer and not a gift card offer.
I don't follow your reasoning. Why is HD being "sneaky" by offering a rebate
in the form of a Gift Card? I have seen this used many times recently.
At the stores around here, the terms of the rebate were posted in large
text. If you don't care for the gift card method of doing rebates, you
didn't have to buy there. If you didn't read the terms before the sale, then
whose fault is that?
While not exactly sneaky, it does limit what you can do with the money but
if it is a HD sponsored rebate, they are well within their rights to do it
that way. I guess that the real question might be, was it clearly posted as
a gift card only?
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
That means that I HAVE to spend the $30 dollars at a HD. A Cash Rebate
allows me to do what ever I please. HD Keeps the revenue no matter what with
a gift card. I knew there was a $30 PC Rebate when I purchased the 557 at
I was not Borg Bashing I was simply making everone aware of the difference.
I sent in the other form which will allow me to get a check for $30.
It is sneaky and thats that.You don't advertise a PC 30.00 rebate if you are
actually getting 30.00 Depot credit. Rebate and credit are NOT the same thing.
I hate that crap. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Who's to say that you could not have filled out the Porter Cable $30 rebate
form and sent that in with your HD receipt. I doubt that PC really cares
where you bought it. The form does not say "excludes HD purchases". I had
both forms and thought about it. However, $30 from HD is almost as good as
cash as far as I am concerned so I just filled out their form.
I *LOVE* HD gift cards. Any cash that comes into the house is likely
to be spent on groceries, shoes for the kids, clothes for the wife -
worthless stuff like that (why does she need clothes anyway? I like
her best without them ';-) But those HD gift cards.... *Those* are
I don't follow your lack of following his reasoning!!!!!! Sounds to ME like
he said that PC is offering a $30 rebate on the item, regardless of where
you buy it. The prominently displayed "rebate" form at the BORG allows the
BORG to pocket the $30 cash while giving you, the customer, a $30 HD gift
card instead...so, the BORG gets more sales and your $30 "rebate" is worth
about $21.40 cost to HD (approximate wholesale cost of a $30 item), so they
make another $8.60 off of your rebate. Is that about the gist of it???
Home Depot was running a general rebate on most tools that was independent
of PC's own rebate offer. The HD offer was clearly identified as a gift
card. If the original poster did not bother to read and understand what HD
was offering before buying, why is it HD's fault fro being "tricky" ? There
was no deception involved. He might have a justified complaint about the
offer not being as good as the one directly from PC but but that does not
give him grounds to complain because he didn't understand the arrangement.
This was mentioned about two weeks ago in the Rec.
I wrote to PC asking if they cared which form accompanied my HD receipt.
Never heard a word from them so the $30 Rebate form from their website went
I just got my $40 card from buying $100 worth of tools a couple of
months ago. They're going to get my $40 anyway, so I don't really
I was keeping track when I bought my tools and my calculations showed
$107. It turned out one tool was mispriced and the total was $100.87.
I would have really been mad if it ended up $99.87.
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