Microsoft is deceitful - surprise, surprise :)

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  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I got a letter from Microsoft today that I expected to have my $100 rebate for Microsoft Office (from Black Friday). Instead, it was a letter saying that I didn't include the front cover of my manual (required for the rebate). But I did.

    So, I called Microsoft, waited on hold. Once I got a customer rep, he pulled up my rebate submission, and basically said, "Ooops, I guess you did submit everything. I'll put this through. You should get your rebate check in 2-3 weeks."

    I can't help but think that Microsoft did that purposely.
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I hardly think Microsoft is out to get you (or anyone). It was in all likelihood an honest mistake.

    Office is a very popular product; Microsoft would rather you be happy with it than defect to iWork or NeoOffice. ;)
     
  3. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    They did something similar to my wife. They disallowed her rebate since they claimed that she bought it on 11/26 when that was in fact the shipping date. Once I pointed this out to them they relented and put the rebate through, just as they did for you. I agree that this is most likely a business strategy to keep every penny that they can.
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    FYI, I already got and cashed my $100 check without issue.

    So they are out to get you, just not me. :p
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    TextEdit. :)
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I'd love to see you produce a presentation with TextEdit. ;) Remember, Office is more than just Word. ;)
     
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Ohhh can it be an ASCII art presentation??
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    What you talkin' about Willis? :eek: :p

    Office does have its purpose though (or iWork or NeoOffice). However, considering how useful the software (and others like it) is for a lot of users, we should have some standards by now (and this you can blame on Microsoft).
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    they can just ignore you unless you call them, IF they were to get you on this, instead, they send you a mail! lol
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Microsoft is hardly out to get you. They don't even handle the rebates; they farm it out to a company that specializes in rebate administration.
     
  11. chendur macrumors newbie

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    Exactly the same case for me!! They told me that my rebate is rejected... then after telling them I sent everything I see the status now that rebate will be sent in 3 weeks!!
     
  12. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    I should have bought office on Black Friday, I bought it yesterday, to much money :(

    JC7
     
  13. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    why are you posting this it's a little error it got fixed no problem didn't it, don't worry about it.
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    how much did you pay? I know amazon is selling it for $130 (3 licenses)
     
  15. lugesm macrumors 6502a

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    Hey! I bought that from Amazon. I missed the fact that it was good for "3 licenses" when I bought it. Now I have installed it on my iMAC and my wife's Mac-Mini using the first two codes. And . . . I have a 3rd unused code.

    I am not familiar with this "3 licenses" thing. Does that mean that I can legally install it on yet another Mac?
     
  16. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...that's the point...3 licenses for 3 computers.
     
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    ...as long as they are all within your household ;). Don't try to sell it to someone else; that would technically be a violation of the contract.
     
  18. lugesm macrumors 6502a

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    Ich verstehe. All my friends own Windows PCs. Sad. :(
     
  19. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    or a family member at collage, that they are fine with....

    Note: if you try to use the same code on multiple computers in your house it will use the network and only allow you to use one at a time
     

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