[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates
fairlane at springcom.com
Sun Jun 5 11:32:56 UTC 2005
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
>>>>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.
>>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,
>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
>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.
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
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