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May 9, 2005 9:48:04 PM

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Anyone else having a headache with this?

Bought a 1 gig Compaq flash for $79.95 (with 'instant' $20 rebate) and
expected to be able to do an 'easy rebate' for another $15, making this
a pretty good deal. Alas, system computers down and I could not get the
rebate form, usable through snail mail and the web.
Ok, went back to the store the next day and I was given a printout with
an offer number and told to go home and enter that and another from my
receipt. Alas, total failure. I was given the wrong number at the store
and after that was fixed the on-line rebate form would not accept my
name, address, etc. Just kept looping me around without any indication
of why my information wouldn't take.

Seems to me that this is just another reason why otherwise reputable
dealers should just quit this stuff. I suppose this will eventually wear
me down.

Oh, and Best Buy doesn't call rebates rebates any more.

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Anonymous
May 10, 2005 1:46:50 AM

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Ron wrote:
> Anyone else having a headache with this?
>
> Bought a 1 gig Compaq flash for $79.95 (with 'instant' $20 rebate) and
> expected to be able to do an 'easy rebate' for another $15, making this
> a pretty good deal. Alas, system computers down and I could not get the
> rebate form, usable through snail mail and the web.
> Ok, went back to the store the next day and I was given a printout with
> an offer number and told to go home and enter that and another from my
> receipt. Alas, total failure. I was given the wrong number at the store
> and after that was fixed the on-line rebate form would not accept my
> name, address, etc. Just kept looping me around without any indication
> of why my information wouldn't take.
>
> Seems to me that this is just another reason why otherwise reputable
> dealers should just quit this stuff. I suppose this will eventually wear
> me down.
>
> Oh, and Best Buy doesn't call rebates rebates any more.
>
So far, my luck with Staples 'easy rebate' has been 100%. I just turned
one in today, but I don't anticipate any problems.

I'm sorry your luck has been bad. The Staples system is the easiest one
I've every used.

No, I don't work for them and don't have any of their stock. They are
about the only technology store in this town (except WalMart)(ROLF).
They used to price match internet prices, but I think that cost them a
barrel of money, so now it has to be local or their on-line store before
they match the price.

John
Anonymous
May 10, 2005 7:33:36 PM

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Worked fine for me. I find Staples to be one of the better stores - I have
no invested interest in Staples
Dave Cohen

"John Worman" <swjwcm@charter.net> wrote in message
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> Ron wrote:
>> Anyone else having a headache with this?
>>
>> Bought a 1 gig Compaq flash for $79.95 (with 'instant' $20 rebate) and
>> expected to be able to do an 'easy rebate' for another $15, making this a
>> pretty good deal. Alas, system computers down and I could not get the
>> rebate form, usable through snail mail and the web.
>> Ok, went back to the store the next day and I was given a printout with
>> an offer number and told to go home and enter that and another from my
>> receipt. Alas, total failure. I was given the wrong number at the store
>> and after that was fixed the on-line rebate form would not accept my
>> name, address, etc. Just kept looping me around without any indication
>> of why my information wouldn't take.
>>
>> Seems to me that this is just another reason why otherwise reputable
>> dealers should just quit this stuff. I suppose this will eventually wear
>> me down.
>>
>> Oh, and Best Buy doesn't call rebates rebates any more.
>>
> So far, my luck with Staples 'easy rebate' has been 100%. I just turned
> one in today, but I don't anticipate any problems.
>
> I'm sorry your luck has been bad. The Staples system is the easiest one
> I've every used.
>
> No, I don't work for them and don't have any of their stock. They are
> about the only technology store in this town (except WalMart)(ROLF). They
> used to price match internet prices, but I think that cost them a barrel
> of money, so now it has to be local or their on-line store before they
> match the price.
>
> John
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