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Rebates OK for Apple, Not Microsoft

by irafreight / September 9, 2007 10:17 AM PDT
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by RTourn / September 9, 2007 6:04 PM PDT

But what are you going to use it for, a Zune? Happy I can do a lot with a apple store credit.

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I think you get a microsoft check in the mail
by irafreight / September 10, 2007 12:43 AM PDT
In reply to: yea,...

once you jump through all the hoops. so it's better than a store credit.

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Since almost every single iPhone owner
by minimalist / September 9, 2007 11:39 PM PDT

has an Apple ID, the likeliest thing is for the credit to simply be deposited into that account. Its not as good as a check mailed to you but I can't imagine any company that simply mail out checks for 100 million dollars.

Rebates are so obnoxious because there is a third party rebate handler whose job it is to make it as difficult for you as possible to actually get the rebate by being finicky bureaucrats who will deny you the promised money because you didn't dot your I's and cross all your T's. The more difficult they make it the more money they make.

We will see how Apple handles this soon enough but I can;t imagine it being that horrible of a process.

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