the fee is almost never actually charged. I have rebate cards from way back that still oddly have money on them (like 47 cents to 5 dollars).
as for the gift card... you have a car,d on't you?
I'm glad it's not a problem for you. I have had the fee charged, so though it may be true of some cards, it's hardly a fiction. If you like it, and you don't care, and you just want to assume that cards won't charge the fee even though they tell you explicitly they will, then ... fine. But I call "BS" on this claim that "it's hardly charged, and I am going to say that out loud here, so no one is falsely lulled into complacency about these by your post." I *know* better.
I love comments like this. Copying discs is a bit dated? How could you possibly know how he plans on using the disc? Maybe he has a bluray player in his kids room and it's the only thing they are allowed to use? We all know there are many ways to get a video file from a computer to a display but stating that burning discs is a bit dated is ridiculous.
"OMG don't do it. Burning discs is too old school. You're not hip and cool if you don't store your files on some other form of storage media other than those easily scratchable burned discs that people used to use way back in the day. Come on man..."
I am with you on this one. A lot do not understand that HDD storage is NOT cheaper than burning it on a media disc (assuming each movie is ~25GB). I back up my BD movies because my nephews do scratch a couple of them up and so they can watch movies on another BD player in the house. It is also a lot more practical to bring a back up disc to a friend's place to watch movies or let them borrow that instead. Not everybody is equipped with an HTPC nor do they like having to turn on a computer just to watch a movie!
If you want to talk about rebates, why not talk about the *reason* that companies do them. I assume it's to sell my information along with the item I'm buying, a profile of sorts, to intertested parties that then use my information however they want.
I'm still a sucker, and will continue to do rebates, but I don't whore myself for cheap. I only go for the expensive ones! Doesn't that somehow make me smarter(er)???
I am responding to your comment that Nero is not free. Anyway, I am using DVDFab for ripping BD. I usually just rip it to HD mkv and put it on the NAS. There is really no need to burn it on BD anyway, but an option if I want to.
You either replied to the wrong post or you can't comprehend, or both. I said nothing about Nero and nothing about cost. Try again amigo.
Why all the hate for rebates? I have done hundreds and never failed to get ONE, even from difficult places like Xigmatek. If you are diligent about doing them correctly and keeping copies of everything just in case, you should not have a problem. Are they a pain in the Neck sometimes?...sure. But that is why we get all these great FAR deals. What other way are you gonna get something free or even MM ? Not that many! Also, I dont know why people have such a problem with Rebate cards. I find they actually come in handy for the occasional online deal where I don't have to worry about them having real CC info or charging me recurring fees. You can easily get of the last few cents by buying Amazon E-Gift cards....not to mention the dozens of free Redbox rentals I have gotten from rebate cards as well....they are a win-win in my opinion.
This is a rebadged Lite-On iHBS-112 and can be crossflashed (got in on the BF deal for $55 with a 25 pack of BD-R media). Once crossflashed, it does do bitsetting for DVD+ media. All in all, pretty solid.
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