Please comment with any TD. Rebates too much work? Bad luck with rebates? Better deal elsewhere?
Price seems good if the rebates are not too much of a hassle.
Unless you are submitting numerous Norton rebates per year, Norton has some of the most reliable (and fast) rebates, IMHO.
Some people who submitted double-digit Norton rebates per year (20 or more from what I understand) were "audited" and/or rebates were denied. I can understand their frustration since the fine print just said limit one per household per offer. The people who got audited were following the fine print to the letter yet they were denied. So the theory goes that unless you are doing a large volume of Norton rebates, you're fine. I've gotten every Norton rebate I've submitted, typically in five weeks or less. Once, I accidentally sent the wrong "bar code" off the bottom flap. When I chatted with a CSR, they explained why. I told them it was an oversight/accident on my part and that I wasn't trying to scam them out of a rebate. He manually approved it and I got it a few weeks later. So I think they are some of the best rebates in the business.
All this being said...
I usually pass on Fry's Norton rebate deals for a few reasons...
1) I have to pay tax.
2) They typically involve "upgrade rebates".
3) In this case, it's not even FAR.
If you're not in a hurry, Newegg seems to do a Norton 360 FAR deal (one rebate) about every two to three months. During that span, they will typically have their antivirus and/or internet security programs for FAR (one rebate). No tax for most people. Free shipping (more often than not).
Huh? U thnk those who r running the rebate deprtment are the same people who develops the AV engine? Dont b ridiculous..
The company that develops the AV software is the company telling the "rebate department" (a third party processor) to deny rebates that are arbitrarily deemed excessive, even if each submitted rebate fully complies with the terms and conditions of the rebate. Therefore this company is dishonest and should never again be trusted.
Symantec limits the amount of rebate requests across all Norton rebate promotions that are submitted per household or organization in a year to $1000. Further, Symantec reserves the right to deny requests for rebates if other factors indicate a violation of these terms and conditions.
Pleased they've actually provided a specific per year limit. But the "other factors" thing still seems like a CYA for them to take rebates to shady town whenever they feel like it. Too bad.
Shady rules, shady company. Not who I want protecting my PC.
I've had good luck with Trend Micro lately. Norton has been shady and Kaspersky a little resource heavy even when tweaked. Trend has been just right and scores well with the independent AV testers. They've got FAR stuff at Newegg right now.
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