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Does anybody ever receive rebates?

by m coste / December 26, 2012 1:37 AM PST

Has anybody ever received a rebate fromTiger Direct/Comp Usa?
I don't think they honor any rebates. Over time I am owed over $80 in rebates on memory, a video card and a monitor. All bought with the idea of getting rebates on these items. I downloaded and filled out the forms. Mailed everything that was required before the post-marked by date. Yet have NEVER received even one rebate.
None of the web sites from the manufactures of these items offered any help. Complaints to Tiger Direct/Comp USA go unanswered.
So I guess my point is: Buyer beware when it comes to rebates.
I for one now NEVER buy anything from this store that has a rebate attached to it.

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I'd guess I've received (maybe) 50-75% of those submitted
by Steven Haninger / December 26, 2012 1:52 AM PST

and you're right about the lack of help when checking their status. I can tell you also from experience that rebate offers very often precede price cuts anyway. I believe manufacturer's might just offer rebates just before they lower prices in order to squeeze the last dollar they can with the higher price. A little patience often pays off. Try looking at rebate offers for items you're not terribly interested in and then checking the prices again after the rebate offer expires.

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Yes,you eventually get reb but u have to stay on top of them
by carmy771 / January 23, 2013 1:28 PM PST

Photocopy EVERYTHING that you send them, register it online with your e-mail. 90% of time you have to call them in 6-9 weeks and push them. They are depending on no follow through. Check comes quickly after that.

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