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March 15th, 2003

Rebate Confusion

Here’s a conundrum…

I ordered a spindle of 100 CD-Rs online a couple of weeks ago. There were two rebates offered with the purchase, bringing the cost down to a mere 9 cents per CD-R. However, upon closer examination of the two rebates, a problem arose: both required “original UPC symbols from the box.” The fact that there was no “box” wasn’t a problem, but figuring out how to turn one original UPC into two had me a bit confused. Apparently, only magicians are eligible for this particular rebate.

So, the $18 rebate got the original and the $4 rebate got a copy with a note. *shrug* That’s the best I could do.

(Hey, you… stop mumbling under your breath. This is not a lame Ping. OK, maybe it is.)

Posted in Consumer Commentary

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday March 15, 2003 -- 12:41:31 pm
It's not a lame Ping so much as a lame conundrum. Hey, at least you weren't robbed! :-P



FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Sunday March 16, 2003 -- 12:16:43 am
They can't all be gems. ;-)



FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Thursday March 20, 2003 -- 11:55:00 pm
Did you actually get your rebate?



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday March 21, 2003 -- 8:52:18 am
I still have a few weeks to wait... figners crossed.



FROM: Ken
DATE: Wednesday March 15, 2006 -- 7:30:43 pm
It has been a few years! it has been so suspenseful, did you get the rebate?!?!



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