Update: Sigh. Sorry, folks. Barely an hour after I posted this, Circuit City bumped the cable's price up to $20. So there's zero point in taking advantage of this rebate--not when you can buy an HDMI cable for $3 shipped.
In other words, when all is said and done, you'll walk away with $7 and an HDMI cable. This rebate actually refunds 100 percent of your purchase price, and then some.
So let's assume you're in the market for such a cable. Even taking the rebate out of the equation, $13 out the door is not a bad price.
Of course, as regular Cheapskate readers know, you can buy a. (In fact, that same deal is now down to $2.99: a penny for the cable, $2.98 for shipping. Crazy!)
So which is better: Three bucks now and no rebate hassles, or $13 now and the promise of a $20 check in 8-10 weeks?
Tough one! Either way, the song remains the same: Don't overpay for HDMI cables! I've used both cheap and pricey ones, and the audio-video quality was always identical. Your thoughts?