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Monday, November 20, 2006

GIVE ME THE MONEY!



Here's a proposed state bill ya gotta love.

Two Gloucester County lawmakers have introduced legislation that would crack down on mail-in rebates.

No more filling out receipt after receipt. No more cutting the barcodes off the box the product came in. No more making copies of everything, IF (and that's a big IF) you actually can figure out which receipt or barcode they want.

I still haven't mailed in some $160 worth of rebates from my new computer I bought Oct. 10 because it's such a complicated process, and I can't seem to find the three or fours hours to do it.

Sometimes I think it's not worth the effort.

But that's exactly what product manufacturers want you to think.

Dirty scoundrels!

3 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

you'd think with a pc rebate you could do it all online!

Mon Nov 20, 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The manufacturers offer those rebates precisely because they know that only a small percentage of buyers will do what is required in order to obtain the rebate.

If state law prohibits these rebates, no one -- not even those willing to work for the rebate -- will receive the price break. Thank you, Senator Dumbass. Next idea out of Trenton?

Tue Nov 21, 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Hartster said...

My dad bought a new computer last February. It came in three boxes: monitor, tower and printer. We thought we were the lucky millionth customer or something, because we got showered with what looked like a tickertape parade. Nope, it was just the rebate forms and the duplicate receipts for the rebates on all three items.

I filled them in, and I _think_ he got all the rebates. But next time, I'm just looking for the lowest bottom line price, instead of a $799 after two rebates deal.

Sat Nov 25, 02:21:00 PM  

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