just a query regarding all these mail in rebates. How much does the envelope and mailing cost typically to mail the rebates? Any regular MIR experts there that can help?
Envelopes typically cost 1-2 cents and a first class stamp is 46 cents now, so about 50 cents for the mailing materials. Of course, there is time involved in reading the fine print, filling out forms, etc., if you consider your time worth money.
That's entirely possible. I've always been interested in what % of people who are entitled to a rebate actually complete it. I would certainly hope that people buying these HDMI cables fill out the rebate... as $14/$18/$22 is a lot to lose for a single cable.
"redemption rates" I've wondered, too, but I've never been curious enough to search for it.
from US News and Word Report, Jan 18, 2008
While redemption rates are typically kept under wraps by retailers and the fulfillment companies that handle rebates, Gourville estimates that even for pricey items with rebates worth $50, the redemption rate is below 50 percent. On smaller items with rebates under $10, redemption rates are likely to be in the single digits, he says. "You might delay, inadvertently throw out one of the pieces, or never get around to it," Gourville says.
... "A well-featured, high-value rebate can increase sales during a given period...by as much as 500 percent," says Hal Stinchfield, founder of Promotional Marketing Insights and former executive at the fulfillment company Young America in Minnesota. At Office Max, the company reported that eliminating rebates dampened technology sales.
It'd also be a good way to get a short-term cash infusion... selling a product that has a significant mark-up. Since the rebate company has a 3 month turn around time, they probably only have to fund the account every 2 months.
Also, it helps pad sales revenue numbers. But what do I know... I'm just a Newegg shill.
Back in the day, Tandy Corporation (Radio Shack) bought a complete Wire and Cable manufacturing company* for cash by overdrafting all the local store accounts, then just let the regular store deposits take care of the overdrafts.
*which became Tandy Wire and Cable.
So, it's certainly possible.
RadioShack employee per chance,or at one time? What area? I worked for the company for years and Managed a store for a short time but unfortunately my temporary leave of absence to get my health in line and see what was going on with me turned out to be officially disabled on SSD and remanded to bed rest "until modern medicine finds an answer". So yea that was the last day I would work anywhere.....not what I planned when I filed for three weeks medical LOA. Anyway We also test ran a Big Box Store under the same corporate umbrella the name escapes me at the moment though. They wanted so badly to be some cell phone/ store best buy hybrid. Maybe it's for the best I didn't have to witness another handful of 180's by Fort Worth.
YEP. nice cables. Is SR still free for a super trial?
This might still work. If not you may want to try setting a deal alert for something like @title "shoprunner account" | @title "shoprunner subscription" | @title "shop runner account" | @title "shop runner subscription"
I have serious issues with ultra thin hdmi cables. The HD digital packets are bigger in size and the ultra thin cable creates a bottleneck. Though it helps if you keep the source higher than your TV so the packets are flowing downwards.
If you are going to use it to watch SD channels .. that will be just fine.
That was great. Reminds me for some reason of the line from Ace Ventura. Probably paraphrasing it more than quoting but "...If I'd been drinking from the toilet... I might have been killed."
....and thus heralds the arrival of trolls.
Yep, a damn cave troll!
It's not trolling, it's obscure, sardonic humor. Hell, at least I HOPE it is.
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