Rebates – Reward or Rip Off?
Rebates have change into more and more fashionable in the previous couple of years on a number of objects and positively on digital objects and computer systems. Rebates of $20, $50 or $100 will not be unusual.
I’ve even seen objects marketed as “free after rebate”. Do these rebates come beneath the heading of “too good to be true”? A few of them do and there are “catches” to be careful for however if you’re cautious, rebates can assist you get some actually good offers.
The way in which a rebate works is that you simply pay the listed value for an merchandise then mail in a type and the bar code to the producer and so they ship you a refund thus decreasing the worth of what you paid for the merchandise besides with a time delay of a number of weeks.
Rule #1. Rebates from respected firms are often simply nice.
You could be fairly positive you’ll get the promised rebate from Finest Purchase, Amazon or Dell however you need to most likely not rely on getting one from an organization you’ve by no means heard of. When you actually need the product and are OK with paying the worth listed then purchase it however don’t rely on really getting the refund.
Rule #2. Examine rebate expiration dates.
Many occasions merchandise will keep on the shelf of a retailer after the date for sending within the rebate supply has expired so verify that date fastidiously.
Rule #three. Be certain you’ve got all of the types required to file for the rebate earlier than you permit the shop.
Rebates will nearly at all times require a type to be stuffed out, a receipt for the acquisition and a bar code.
Rule #four. Again up your rebate declare.
Make copies of every thing you ship in to get your rebate together with the bar code. Stuff will get misplaced within the mail on a regular basis and if the rebate is for $50 it’s definitely worth the bother to again up your declare.