I never buy anything with a rebate after getting screwed too many times; even if the if the price is right.
LOL. Thanks for sharing, I guess. Do you post this same comment on every deal that has a rebate? It would be more useful, for example, if you were able to say that you had an issue with rebates from Patriot specifically. Or Newegg perhaps.
Just as a counterpoint, I have purchased probably over 150 items with rebates, and I can only recall one instance where it was rejected initially. I called and they sent me the rebate a few days later.