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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Shopping Tips of the Day

Tip #1: Amazon often has some great deals and rebates on cellphones.

Tip #2: If you find that your $150 rebate is taking longer than the 8 to 12 weeks that they promised, try calling to complain. When they tell you that an error in their database caused your rebate to be erased, ask them to reissue it.

Tip #3: If you find that your rebate still has not come after 20 weeks, try calling to complain. When they tell you that another error in their database caused your rebate to be erased, ask them to reissue it.

Tip #4: If you find that your rebate still has not come after 28 weeks (7 months), try calling to complain. When they tell you that your order is processing and there is nothing they can do to speed it up, ask them how long it will take. When they tell you another 5-6 weeks, kindly hang up the phone and go to ftc.gov. An online complaint form awaits you there. Simply fill out said form and forward a copy of it to someone at Amazon. You should receive a response from Amazon letting you know that you will receive your rebate in 2 to 3 business days.

-Thor

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3 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Rebates are rather annoying. Instead of just giving you the extra money, they require you to jump through a zillion hoops in the hope that you will not do it and they can advertise low prices without actually giving them to you. Nice work Thor on getting your hard earned money.

28 August, 2007 13:51

 
Blogger Kris said...

They are especially annoying if a product with one UPC has 2 rebates, both of which need the UPC to process! Usually, yes, you can find a second UPC if you look really hard, but sometimes there just isn't one. False promises :( It's how they get us.

28 August, 2007 15:12

 
Blogger Jules said...

as i remember, Thor is well-versed in getting the money/gift he was promised. way to persevere my large-nosed friend.

30 August, 2007 12:28

 

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