lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 6 07:14:32 CST 2008
>From: Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>Date: 2008/02/05 Tue PM 12:33:47 CST
>To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [geeks] Rebates
>On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:28 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> From: Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>>> Date: 2008/02/04 Mon PM 09:08:06 CST
>>> To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>>> Subject: Re: [geeks] Rebates
>>> I don't buy things based on rebates as a rule.
>>> However, there are times when you have no choice.
>> Sure you do - you choose to buy from the vendor with the rebate and
>> you choose to submit the rebate.
>> If an item is available from one retailer for, say, $100 with a $20
>> (effective price is $80) and the same part is available from a
>> vendor for $90 without a rebate, which would you buy from? What is the
>> threshold for deciding to go with the rebate part?
>You don't get it.
>I'm talking about two sitautions: the item is only available through a
>rebate offer, which is very common.
>Or two: the item is too costly without the rebate.
Shannon - respectfully, you don't get it - you *always* have a choice, you may
not always like the choice. Rebates are opt-in. If an item is too expensive
without a rebate, well then, it is too expensive (if you don't like/trust
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