oh. darn.

backsidetailsli

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heres my issue. i ordered my MBP and recieved an ipod and printer as the educational discount. today i filled out the rebate forms online and noticed i waited too long, its supose to be done within 30 days. so now does this mean there is no way of getting my rebate? if this is the case, thats ****** customer service
 

rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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if this is the case, thats ****** customer service
I fail to see how you not filling out the rebate forms by the deadline is bad customer service on Apple's part. It may be frustrating, but there's always rules. You should have filled them out immediately.

If you want to recoup the costs, I'd suggest selling them on eBay. You should get most of what they're worth.
 

siurpeeman

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Dec 2, 2006
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you should always read the terms and conditions on any rebate before making a purchase. a lot of companies require you submit rebate forms within 30 days, and not doing so within that time does not equate to crappy customer service. i'm sorry you didn't turn in the rebate in time, but it isn't apple's fault. your best bet is to get on the phone with apple and explain your situation. if they grant your rebate, then great. if not, move on.
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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if this is the case, thats ****** customer service
What :confused:, they post the terms and conditions at the time and freely make them available but because you didn't read them thats is their fault, did you want an apple rep to swing by your house and remind you to fill it in in time and perhaps help you out. It is clearly your mistake.


Any way you could phone them and ask.
 

backsidetailsli

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What :confused:, they post the terms and conditions at the time and freely make them available but because you didn't read them thats is their fault, did you want an apple rep to swing by your house and remind you to fill it in in time and perhaps help you out. It is clearly your mistake.


Any way you could phone them and ask.
im having a bad day already and now my parents now want to kill me. wonderful
 

DeaconGraves

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Apr 25, 2007
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This is the reason why companies do rebates instead of just giving you the discount/extra items with your purchase. They know a handful of people will forget/not bother to do the extra work it takes to claim it.

Seriously, why didn't you do this right when you received the rebate materials. That's what I always do.
 

backsidetailsli

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im gonna call tomorrow and make an excuse.. see what they say. has anyone had this same situation and got out of it? i dont mind returning the printer.. but my ipod must stay.
 

koobcamuk

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Oct 23, 2006
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im having a bad day already and now my parents now want to kill me. wonderful
I'm sorry to hear you're not having a great day. I empathize with you. I hope that things get better. You parents might be angry, but I'm sure they love you. Good luck. Try phoning and apologizing.
 

backsidetailsli

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I'm sorry to hear you're not having a great day. I empathize with you. I hope that things get better. You parents might be angry, but I'm sure they love you. Good luck. Try phoning and apologizing.
you are too kind. great vibes come from you, karma will reward you some day.
 

uaaerospace

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Feb 15, 2005
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I fail to see how you can possibly blame Apple for your procrastination. That said, you may wish to mail the forms instead of completing the form online. I was a few days late* with my "Buy a Mac and get $100 off a printer" rebate. It wouldn't let me complete it online, but they accepted it via mail. It's worth a shot. Don't be upset though if they don't.

*I gave the printer as a Christmas gift, and I didn't want to cut the UPC code off of the box until after the gift was received.
 

ctsport

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Oct 28, 2007
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You failed to follow instructions. I see no reason why Apple should be held responsible for your negligence. :confused:
 
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