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Dilbert's frustration with rebates

Dilbert's frustration with rebates

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Yesterday's Dilbert cartoon sums up complaints we frequently hear about rebates.

As we've mentioned before on All Consuming, many rebates go unclaimed because consumers throw away proof of purchase codes or miss deadlines.

I'm not a morning person, but I woke early on Black Friday a few years ago to buy a scanner at a killer price of $29.99 after rebate. I hung on to my receipt, UPC code and all the necessary paperwork. But I stupidly assumed that the deadline would be sometime after Christmas. Not so much. That scanner ended up costing me at least a hundred more and wasn't such a great deal.

Do you still buy products with rebates or have you given up?

Posted by AGO Blog Moderator at 04/20/2009 09:59:43 AM | 

I've given up purchasing products with Rebates. The companies are more than eager to take your money, but when they offer a little in return it takes several months for them to return the money. Why not just discount it at the store and make the consumers happy. A true sale minus the hassle and wonder if you'll ever get your rebate.
Posted by: Eric Gildersleeve ( Email ) at 12/14/2009 10:45 AM

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