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Windows 7: Best deals of the day

15 Jul 2014   #1121
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The mail in rebates are usually from the manufacturer of the product and not Newegg. They farm it out to a third party. The third party gets a kick back (assumption on my part) for how few they pay out. Even if you send in the bar code, they will in many cases, say you didn't. Seeing as how there is one on a box, you can't send it I again, so you're SOL. At least that's happened to me several times. I got a rebate once from OCZ for buying an SSD. The third party denied the claim. I had to call OCZ and raise Cain, so to speak. It finally got approved, and I received my rebate.....8 months later. It really isn't worth it. I think that's the point from the manufacturers, Because they give people such a hard time, many don't even apply for it.


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15 Jul 2014   #1122
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The mail in rebates are usually from the manufacturer of the product and not Newegg. They farm it out to a third party. The third party gets a kick back (assumption on my part) for how few they pay out. Even if you send in the bar code, they will in many cases, say you didn't. Seeing as how there is one on a box, you can't send it I again, so you're SOL. At least that's happened to me several times. I got a rebate once from OCZ for buying an SSD. The third party denied the claim. I had to call OCZ and raise Cain, so to speak. It finally got approved, and I received my rebate.....8 months later. It really isn't worth it. I think that's the point from the manufacturers, Because they give people such a hard time, many don't even apply for it.
Even the manufacturers don't actually handle the rebates; that's farmed out to a companies that do the actual rebate management, even if the address you use to send it to has the manufacturer's name on it. While those companies do make money from unpaid rebates, the real money comes from the interest they make on your money they are holding before you get paid, which is why it takes so long to get a MIR. The longer they hold your money, the more they can make.

I've always got my rebates but I have to go so far as threatening legal action, such as file consumer fraud complaint's with the company's State AG. That usually gets the job done. In one case, I did file a consumer fraud complaint against a rebate company with Florida's AG Office. It was amazing how fast I got paid after that. Another time, I ordered something on Saturday, the last day of a rebate offer. The receipt that came with the item indicated the order did take place on Saturday but the receipt itself was dated for the following Monday, when the order shipped. The rebate was initially refused because they went by the date the receipt was printed. I returned copies of everything (I make copies of every transaction I make; too many years slaving for Corporate America made me a believer in CYA) with the actual transaction date on the receipt circled, "suggesting" they reconsider to avoid legal action. They did.

I never base a decision to purchase something on receiving an offered rebate but, if one is offered, this cheap old bi...broad will get it, one way or another.
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15 Jul 2014   #1123
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The mail in rebates are usually from the manufacturer of the product and not Newegg. They farm it out to a third party. The third party gets a kick back (assumption on my part) for how few they pay out. Even if you send in the bar code, they will in many cases, say you didn't. Seeing as how there is one on a box, you can't send it I again, so you're SOL. At least that's happened to me several times. I got a rebate once from OCZ for buying an SSD. The third party denied the claim. I had to call OCZ and raise Cain, so to speak. It finally got approved, and I received my rebate.....8 months later. It really isn't worth it. I think that's the point from the manufacturers, Because they give people such a hard time, many don't even apply for it.
Even the manufacturers don't actually handle the rebates; that's farmed out to a companies that do the actual rebate management, even if the address you use to send it to has the manufacturer's name on it. While those companies do make money from unpaid rebates, the real money comes from the interest they make on your money they are holding before you get paid, which is why it takes so long to get a MIR. The longer they hold your money, the more they can make.

I've always got my rebates but I have to go so far as threatening legal action, such as file consumer fraud complaint's with the company's State AG. That usually gets the job done. In one case, I did file a consumer fraud complaint against a rebate company with Florida's AG Office. It was amazing how fast I got paid after that. Another time, I ordered something on Saturday, the last day of a rebate offer. The receipt that came with the item indicated the order did take place on Saturday but the receipt itself was dated for the following Monday, when the order shipped. The rebate was initially refused because they went by the date the receipt was printed. I returned copies of everything (I make copies of every transaction I make; too many years slaving for Corporate America made me a believer in CYA) with the actual transaction date on the receipt circled, "suggesting" they reconsider to avoid legal action. They did.

I never base a decision to purchase something on receiving an offered rebate but, if one is offered, this cheap old bi...broad will get it, one way or another.
I know it's third party, and I agree with what you said. But, I still think the whole point is making the ordeals painful as possible so people won't apply for the rebate in the first place or just accept the rejection. That, at least borders, on unscrupulous practices. But, like you, I never buy anything based on the rebate, but will apply if one is offered, being the cheapskate that I am. Really, otherwise, why do they offer manufacturer's rebates to begin with, why not just drop the price in the first place? It's really a scam to get you to buy something based on a rebate they have no intention of paying if there is any way possible to get out of it, which includes lying.
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15 Jul 2014   #1124
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I never make my decision to buy on a rebate.
I haven't sent a rebate in to a company in 20 years or longer.
They are a con game.
By the product you want with the best price you can get and be done with all the forums and keeping files full of them. No calling consumer protection groups, government agency's ect.. Just build the computer and be happy.
If everybody would do that they would get rid of rebates and offer the best price up front.
Layback Bear is dreaming again. Rebates suck people into buying by the millions.
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15 Jul 2014   #1125
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I only count Instant rebates as anything worth considering,
Anything you have to jump through a bunch of hoops I don't even consider as any type of discount,
Time is money which will out weigh the silly mail in rebate every time,
Cheers.
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15 Jul 2014   #1126
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
UPC = Universal price code. Delivered via a bar cod.
A bar cod? A fish at a watering hole?
Do fish drink ?
Are you kidding? They drink like a fish

A Guy
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15 Jul 2014   #1127
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think I have about a 98% of getting my rebates. Just got a $20 one yesterday. What I hate now is most of them are American Express plastic cards. This one says "TigerDirect.com" on the plastic card & all the paper work with it, but not exactly which product it was for or the original submission date. Not all places take Amex cards because of their high merchant rates for accepting their cards.
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16 Jul 2014   #1128
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think this has been posted before.

Only a few left now.

Bargain ! win7 Home Premium $399. LOL On the one hand it shows how popular win7 is.

Not sure why people don't just get oem boxed copies, they can still be bought for about $90 or less. Beats me .

Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium: Software
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16 Jul 2014   #1129
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
...Not sure why people don't just get oem boxed copies, they can still be bought for about $90 or less. Beats me...
Because OEM can't be moved from system to system. It made sense to buy Retail when it was readily available, occasionally on sale, but, now that miserable, misbegotten, greedy speculators (the polite version of how I feel about them) are the only source, OEM does make more sense. One can buy two OEM copies for much less than a single Retail.
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16 Jul 2014   #1130
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Because OEM can't be moved from system to system
Oh dear, that is awkward for Americans. Are you sure? Is there legislation granting exceptions for software?


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One can buy two OEM copies for much less than a single Retail.
Yes, that is a good idea if you want to have it on two machines at the same time.
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