Like I said earlier, as far back as when this thread started there was no mention of the rebate on the product page, at least for the 1TB drive. I've checked a couple times since then and it was never there. I was able to get my rebate registered by calling in about a week ago, but I'm not sure why this thread was moved back to hot deals. If the rebate was never listed on the product page, then TD has every right to say it was never a valid offer. This rebate deal was suspect from the beginning, and it's just causing people hassles.
I don't really understand what your point is. The rebate offer was never "suspect"....
TigerDirect has tons of rebates going on all the time. Not every one is shown on the product page at any given time. Sometimes the system doesn't correct link the rebate to the Item #. Other times, an employee may be lazy and forget to upload the Rebate Instruction Form, but the rebate will still populate on 4MyRebate.
If it's on 4MyRebate.com, then it is valid. You don't need a Rebate Instruction Form for it to be valid, although in this case, the instruction forms were on the TigerDirect Rebate Server (highspeedbackbone.net), and are still on it as we speak. That further goes to show that they should have shown up on the product page during the offer period. They can also be used as "proof" in a charge-back situation with your credit card.
Of course, TigerDirect has the ability to withdraw an offer at any time (like any rebate sponsor), but it was valid and people were able to register for it on 4MyRebate. In fact, I called in a phone registration for another SDer just last week, so I know they can still do it if you're persistent.
TigerDirect deciding to pull online registration was a slimy move and one that they have done in the past (Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5). Don't blame the OP, blame the company... because if it wasn't for the OP, you wouldn't have found out about this deal in the first place.
Also... for the record... TigerDirect deciding to pull this offer made absolutely no sense.
I posted the 1 TB drive for $49.99 AR ($10 cheaper than this) and they still honored it. THREAD
NOTE: My offer didn't even have a Rebate Instruction Form. It only a direct link to the rebate registration.
I should have taken care of the rebate right away, but I figured I was still safe within the timeframe of submitting documentation. Wrong assumption on my part - I just called 4MyRebate and she said TigerDirect "canceled" the rebate early and they can no longer honor it. How nice.
I'm debating whether I should spend time fighting with TD about it or just forget about the $30.
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