Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
I only got 1 out of 6 rebates from tigerdirect
Yikes.. I got 2 out of 2 of my rebates.
1 for $100 and 1 for $30.. the problem is I bought that stuff in January and I'm finally getting my second rebate.
The amount of money they get in advance by offering rebates are usually just invested wisely so that they, at minimum, earn in interest and divends whatever they're rebating. It's almost like they're borrowing money from you to make an investment and still getting a minor profit.
The real problems with rebates though are.. there's little accountability and little recourse. You can prove when you purchased the equipment and you can even keep the rebate information but you can't prove that you mailed it, and it was received on time.. so the companies really don't have to give you the rebates if they don't want to. On the downside.. they'll lose customers... maybe.