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    Western Digital 80GB Internal Hard Drive - $20 at Circuit City

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    You sure you can trust the mail-in rebates? I heard so many horror stories.
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    Awesome deal, thanks.

    However, only one coupon per person/household.

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    Originally posted by J-P
    You sure you can trust the mail-in rebates? I heard so many horror stories.
    I've never had a problem with mail-in-rebates, but it's still better if they're avoided.

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    Pretty sweet deal -- minus the mail-in rebates.

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    Originally posted by J-P
    You sure you can trust the mail-in rebates? I heard so many horror stories.
    Yes - most companies prefer these because people tend to forget about sending in the rebate or just do not want to mess with it.

    (A little off topic)
    I was at Fry's this weekend and saw a 400G HD for about $349.

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    Originally posted by Corey Bryant
    Yes - most companies prefer these because people tend to forget about sending in the rebate or just do not want to mess with it.

    (A little off topic)
    I was at Fry's this weekend and saw a 400G HD for about $349.
    that beats the non-mailin-rebate price on the harddrive in this thread... wow.

    Edit: Erm, in terms of price per gig... anyway
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    Originally posted by Corey Bryant

    (A little off topic)
    I was at Fry's this weekend and saw a 400G HD for about $349.
    You can get them online for ~$260.
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    I hate, I hate, I HATE rebates. I haven't bought a single thing in the last 5 years that had a rebate.. except my Dell.. and I haven't filled out my $50.00 rebate for that.. hehe

    You know why they have rebates?...

    1. To make the price seem cheaper, but you pay the same upfront price.

    2. They bank on the fact most people will not send the rebate information in.. and most do not.
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    Exactly, rebates are a great marketting bates. Gift Cards/Gift Certificates are also great because the company can also bank on the fact that not everyone spends those. For example, you receive a gift card to a store you do not like, so it lies around and just expires. That store just earned that much money off of an unused, expired gift card.

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    Originally posted by RealtorHost

    2. They bank on the fact most people will not send the rebate information in.. and most do not.
    and I haven't filled out my $50.00 rebate for that.. hehe
    gots no one to blame

    i don't mind spending the money upfront - and 99% of the time i follow through with the rebate.. it's a few mins and lots of money
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    Diaga its good you fill out the rebates.. "mo money, mo money". Im saying most people do not...
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    Originally posted by CyanoX
    Exactly, rebates are a great marketting bates. Gift Cards/Gift Certificates are also great because the company can also bank on the fact that not everyone spends those. For example, you receive a gift card to a store you do not like, so it lies around and just expires. That store just earned that much money off of an unused, expired gift card.
    Not really... Stores can't claim revenue until an actual product is purchased. They cannot report revenue on giftcard sales. What they count on is you get a $20 giftcard and the only thing you want is $35.
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    Rebates are annoying. Especially if the UBC or whatever bar code refuses to come off nicely. I sent one I taped back together and they took it and gave me the money but sheesh sometimes I wonder if it's worth sending the rebate forms in.
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    sometimes I wonder if it's worth sending the rebate forms in.
    well.. i.e. the hd rebate
    $70, surely 5 mins for $70 is worth the time =]
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    Originally posted by keliix06
    Not really... Stores can't claim revenue until an actual product is purchased. They cannot report revenue on giftcard sales. What they count on is you get a $20 giftcard and the only thing you want is $35.
    No but they ALL have a little hidden clause that states after (usually its 12 months) of inactivity that the card will automatically get charged a $5 monthly service fee to keep it active, or whatnot, and that will eventually drain the card..
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    Well, I figured some of them just take it as revenue if they are purchased with cash as some businesses who take cash without paying taxes usually do. That's why I think the people at the gas station seem much happier when you pay with cash, rather then credit card; that is on top of the processing fees for credit cards too.

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    Im thinking about it....3 days go go I might buy it online, hell its so cheap, but i use maxtor lol, i have almost 300gb on one computer, and 200gb on another, but i want 250gb hds lol but with the price i might even buy it

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