POLL: How many people have had their rebate rejected??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by happylau, Jun 25, 2008.

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Have you ever had your rebate rejected by Apple?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2008.
  1. Yes, online.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Yes, mail

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. No, online

    14 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. No, mail

    18 vote(s)
    36.7%
  5. Never used any

    14 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. happylau macrumors member

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    Feb 26, 2008
    #1
    Just a little poll to see how's the rebate business going!
    You can choose whether you asked for the rebate online or by mail.

    Please post any comments :)
     
  2. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    NoVA
    #2
    I did the $100 printer rebate last summer, online I guess but I still had to mail something. It came through without problems.

    Though I find rebates annoying, I've always gotten my check.
     
  3. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

    Foxglove9

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #3
    They rejected both my printer and my ipod rebates last year because they lost my mail. It took a lot of phone calls and faxes and them "finding" my envelopes many many weeks after they received it. So it did get honored but not without a fight.
     
  4. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    #4
    I did the $100 printer rebate online. I was informed instantly that my claim was approved and two days later received e-mail saying a check was in the mail. I should have it by tomorrow.
     
  5. Xtreambar macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #5
    Somehow, they lost the check for my rebate in the mail when I bought my student-discount laptop in 06 and, out of nowhere, they called me about a month ago to see why I hadn't cashed it. I said I never received it and they promptly sent the rebate again. :D
     
  6. JayMan8081 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    #6
    I've done the $100 printer rebate thru the mail and had no problems getting it approved. Overall I was very happy with the experience and wouldn't hesitate to take part in another Apple rebate.
     
  7. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    #7
    Fry's Electronics rebates seem to be one company giving the rebates for multiple devices or items (Printer, CD player, hard drive, etc)

    The fine print states you can only get one rebate from X company a year. X is not the manufacturer of the device or item, its the company that gives you the rebate. Its another form of marketing. They market the product with a rebate, you buy it, then find out you cannot get the rebate because of the last product you bought. You keep the product because you needed it in the first place. The marketing/rebate company has done its job, they did not lose the rebate money, and it gets its paycheck from HP or Samsung or whomever.

    Cool huh?
     
  8. Jmanstk macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    #8
    Just did the rebate for the free ipod with macbook. I had the check at my front door in about a week!!! Much faster than i thought it would be here, fastest i have EVER gotten a rebate back. Two thumbs up to Apple's Online Rebate!!!
     
  9. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Arizona
    #9
    Wait, so for two years you never worried that the check hadn't come until Apple called?
     
  10. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

    rockthecasbah

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    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    Moorestown, NJ
    #10
    Mine went through fine online, should be coming in the mail any day now :)
     

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