How would you that this is scam? I don't think that's a fair and valid statement. ]
the statement of it being a scam is that there have been many reports of total defense invalidating rebates based on BS.. like no upcs etc.. when many people have sent in their upcs and have copies to back up their rebate submission... so if they are invalidating rebates for the same reason when people have 100% sent in the required documentation then that to me is a form of scam...
This is obviously the best price we've seen on a 64GB USB Flash drive.
Item#: C10-1266 TD | Model#: DSP64GB-001 Bundle
A subscription (to Total Defense Premium) must be activated at time of rebate redemption. First 12 months included with purchase. Your credit card will be automatically charged $79.99 annually for the life of your subscription to allow for continuous protection. Cancel your subscription at any time.
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$70 (USD) MIR on Total Defense Premium ISS - TD12-2014
Valid 04/01/2013 - 04/30/2013
This rebate MUST be postmarked within 30 days of purchase.
This rebate is in USD currency and may be paid with a prepaid reward card.
NOTICE: A subscription must be activated at time of rebate redemption.
All rebates expire at Midnight Eastern Time on the date listed unless otherwise noted.
How would you that this is scam? I don't think that's a fair and valid statement.
I have centon USB drives and they are all working fine. This is a qualifying product to get the rebate as they bundle these 2 together.
Its a scam if they don't pay or if the process has problems that result in a disqualification.
TD mentions "qualifying product list" but there is no list.
On the last deal with this type of bundle (WD USB external 1tb hard drive) a guy called in and was told that he wouldn't qualify with the bundle, and that he had to buy a PC with it. I pointed this out to the operator of another deal site, he checked with TD, and then pulled the deal from his site.
Basically if the total defense activation process gets mucked up or TD's rebate processor randomly kicks back rebates because they don't know if they're a qualifying purchase, you're left to haggle with TD about it. If they had amazon or newegg type customer service, I wouldn't be that concerned. But they don't.
At a minimum, its a huge rebate. Probably a hassle. At least some chance you don't get it.
Look at prior threads on total defense deals. Lots of people saying their submission disappeared, were rejected, confusion about which materials to include in the rebates, tiny upc codes, etc.
The rebate is fine.. I have followed their rebated through TD and staples and haven't seen any complaints.
Read the prior threads on these total defense deals. They have plenty of people saying the rebate disappeared out of the system, they had trouble with the activation of the software getting approved, rebates denied, people calling into tigerdirect customer service asking for clarification on the 'approved products list' and being told you have to buy this with a pc, etc, etc. Its not smooth sailing.
Lets face it, they're giving away an expensive flash drive because a good percentage of the rebates won't be paid. Not many people are going to forget to file a $70 rebate, so that means they know a fair number of them will be rejected or improperly filed, and they know nobody is going to give up a $70 rebate without a fight. A screen shot of the deal on their site certainly is a big help, but they can always fall back on "but you didn't buy it with a PC or qualifying product, like the rebate form says, and we never produced a list of qualifying products, and this flash drive isn't one"
One customer called in and was told "You wont get this without a PC or PC service, the rebate form says so, and its your responsibility to read it and make sure you qualify".
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Ai Takamatsu: Hello, and thanks for contacting us today, I have read and understand your concern, Kindly allow to me check this for you
Ai Takamatsu: How may I help?
Heddkandi: the rebate for this says $70.00 Activation Rebate with Qualifying Buy-down of PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Windows Office, Tech Bench Service or other qualifying purchase on Tigerdirect.com website
Heddkandi: what does that mean?
Ai Takamatsu: The rebate on this item is for the software. For you to claim the rebate, the software must be downloaded into the system and register for it. It will provide you an activation code to continue filing it online.
Heddkandi: Could I just buy the antivirus software alone and get the $70 rebate?
Heddkandi: so I just need to buy the software, and not anything else?
Ai Takamatsu: No sir, it has to be bundled.
Heddkandi: bundled with what?
Ai Takamatsu: The rebate for the product alone is for $20
Ai Takamatsu: Bundled with a electronic device.
The agent is sending you to http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...0&CatId=26.
Ai Takamatsu: Please see the link above
Heddkandi: so how do I get the $70 rebate?
Ai Takamatsu: You purchase the bundle and once the items are received, you can install the program to a PC and you will be given an activation code to be used to file the rebate online,
Ai Takamatsu: Once the rebate is filed once, print it out and mail it in along with the invoice and UPC barcode.
Heddkandi: what bundle?
Ai Takamatsu: Item#: C10-1266 TD | Model#: DSP64GB-001 Bundle
Heddkandi: so it's the software + 64 GB USB drive bundle?
Ai Takamatsu: Yes sir. What bundle are you looking at?
Heddkandi: but the line onthe rebate that says $70.00 Activation Rebate with Qualifying Buy-down of PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Windows Office, Tech Bench Service or other qualifying purchase on Tigerdirect.com website
Heddkandi: scares me a little bit
Heddkandi: because I thought that aside from activating the software, I had to buy a PC/laptop/etc t o get the $70 rebate
Ai Takamatsu: You just have to install the program, that is all you need to do to claim the rebate.
Ai Takamatsu: No need to buy a new PC or device.
Heddkandi: claim the $70 rebate you mean?
Ai Takamatsu: Yes sir
Ai Takamatsu: Would you need assistance in placing an order?
Heddkandi: And if I activate the software and don't like it, could I uninstall it and still get the $70 rebate?
Ai Takamatsu: You can just request to cancel the service.
Heddkandi: could you explain this:
Heddkandi: PROOF OF PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS: • Signed Rebate Form • Original UPC Barcode Label from Total Defense product • Activation Code or Copy of Welcome Email (Activation code can be found on the back of your user guide) • Product must be activated prior to rebate redemption • Proof of purchase of PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Windows office, Tech Bench Service or other qualifying purchase on Tigerdirect.com website
Heddkandi: the last line
Heddkandi: how do I provide this proof of purchase?
Ai Takamatsu: Just mail it with the invoice.
Heddkandi: mail what?
Ai Takamatsu: The rebate form, invoice, and UPC barcode from the software
Ai Takamatsu: That is the proof of purchase, the invoice.
Heddkandi: Yes, but the requirement also includes "Proof of purchase of PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Windows office, Tech Bench Service or other qualifying purchase on Tigerdirect.com website" Ai Takamatsu: Please disregard the Proof of purchase of PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Windows office, Tech Bench Service or other qualifying purchase on Tigerdirect.com website
Heddkandi: so that proof of purchase is not included in the rebate requirements even though it is in there?
Ai Takamatsu: Yes sir. I guarantee you it will still be eligible for a rebate.
Heddkandi: alright thank you so much for your help.
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