[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates

Fa Yoeu monkeypet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 03:24:47 UTC 2005

I have bought my last 5 HDs (3 seagate and 2 Hitachi) with rebates
over the last two years.  I have gotten all the rebates back without
any hassel.  I guess i am just lucky.

On 6/5/05, Mark <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
> Louie Ilievski wrote:
> >On Saturday 04 June 2005 04:32 pm, mark wrote:
> >
> >
> >>On Saturday 04 June 2005 03:53 pm, Louie Ilievski wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>On Saturday 04 June 2005 08:27 am, mark wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>The current best deal I've seen is 250GB WD for $118 at Sams club.  No
> >>>>rebate.
> >>>>
> >>>>That's pretty cheap storage.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>Or a 250GB WD for $80 after rebates at Circuit City  :-)  I'm thinking
> >>>about getting this one for my myth box.
> >>>
> >>>~Lou
> >>>
> >>>
> >>I'm sick of the rebate bullsh*t that every box store seems to want to do.
> >>Half the time you get nothing, the other half you wait 4 months for a
> >>rejection letter because you didn't cross your t's and dot your i's.  I'll
> >>patronize stores that don't require me to jump through hoops to save money,
> >>thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I can completely understand your opinion.  But just to put in a little bit of
> >my own experience, I have to say that WD has been very good with their
> >rebates.  Circuit city has as well.  So between the two of them I feel very
> >confident in receiving my money.  I actually just got two emails last week
> >confirming my rebate requests for a drive I bought not to long ago - one from
> >each company, and my rebate requests were done by mail, not electronically.
> >I never get email confirmations from other places.
> >
> >Anyway, the last 4 or 5 hard drives I've bought have all been WD drives that I
> >got from rebates, and I have received my money every time without a single
> >hassle.  I for one will continue to buy these drives.  They have worked (and
> >are all still working) wonderful for me, and I've gotten them all at killer
> >prices.
> >
> >On the other hand, I got screwed by Frys on two different products that I
> >purchased on the same day, with the same reason - I didn't include the
> >original UPC barcode, which is complete BS.  But, I didn't follow their
> >recommendation of keeping copies of everything, so I blamed myself mostly.
> >I'm sure calling them up and putting a little pressure on them would've
> >worked too, but oh well.
> >
> >If you just follow the directions and keep copies as proof, they can't deny
> >you the rebate.
> >
> >~Lou
> >
> >
> I've heard from several people on other forums that they've called
> Seagate, WD and others and the CS
> rep said that it was company policy to deny rebates unless you called
> and complained.  I'd say your experience
> was very lucky.  I hope it stays that way for you.  I just don't want
> the hassle.
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