Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

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Have you been denied a MiR?

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Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by Major_A » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:23 am

Just curious here. Anyone here been told they didn't fill out the form correctly or some other BS reason to keep from sending the rebate? I've had a few companies tell me I didn't do it right. I immediately called them and told them to send me my damn money. Then the check showed up a week later. When I bought my GTX 460 earlier this year it had a $30 MiR to make it $110. I sent everything in only to have my claim denied. I contacted Galaxy and told them they were full of s**t and to send me my money. Never heard back from them. I have since sent them several emails with no replies. This will be my last Galaxy purchase. I understand that Galaxy usually sends the rebate company money to pay the MiR claims. But it behooves the rebate company to deny claims so they walk away with more money.

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Post by vbironchef » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:32 am

I had that happen twice to me with xfx graphic cards. Never did get a rebate.

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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by Sparky » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:33 am

I try to shop smart using MIR's but they are a pain in the butt. I'm sure most manufactures and retailers are playing the law of averages which is that most people won't complete the rebate forms so they have actually sold the item at full retail. I really wish they would just lower the price to whatever it comes to after the MIR, but that would be too easy.
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Post by Sttm » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:48 pm

I've never been denied. I am also super anal about doing it exactly as told. But maybe its just that I typically only buy Antec, Corsair, Asus, and EVGA.
The two companies you mentioned, XFX and Galaxy I have always thought were second tier more bargain oriented brands; and maybe they use a 2nd tier rebate company.
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Post by Apoptosis » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:25 am

I've never been denied a rebate, but I have not gotten anything back from them.... OCZ comes to mind... My neighbor wanted two 2GB DDR2 memory kits years ago and it was one rebate per household. We both bought a kit and mailed in the rebate. Neither of us got anything back. It was a Fry's free after rebate deal.
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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by Major_A » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:58 pm

My denial was with a Fry's MiR too. Wonder if there a correlation there or if it's coincidental.

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Post by Cixiro » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Sttm wrote:I've never been denied. I am also super anal about doing it exactly as told. But maybe its just that I typically only buy Antec, Corsair, Asus, and EVGA.
The two companies you mentioned, XFX and Galaxy I have always thought were second tier more bargain oriented brands; and maybe they use a 2nd tier rebate company.
I'll agree to this. I never had a problem with the above companies but have heard of many instances for the two listed.. In any case, MIR are always a mess and you typically can find the same price a couple of weeks later.

I have never been denied, in general, though. I only do MIR when it comes to high-tier companies and distributors(Tigerdirect only if the MIR is theirs).

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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by omegadoom13 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:16 pm

I've never been denied a rebate. I've never bought anything from XFX or Galaxy so I don't know much about their rebate policy. Thanks for the heads up though. I will think twice before making purchases offering manufacturer rebates from them. Maybe file a complaint with the BBB. They might help resolve your case.

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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by CoachAub » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:43 pm

I haven't been denied, but MSI sure did take a long time to send my rebates (2 gpus and one mobo). The one video card took about 6 months! I got it in February, the rebate came in the summer. I get paranoid sending my only proof of purchase cut from the box..knowing that if they say I didn't send it, I won't be able to make a "do-over". I actually photocopied it last time, just in case I had to fight with someone.
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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by Sporg » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:49 pm

I've only had one XFX rebate personally over the years and had no issues. I helped a friend with a build and they had an XFX MOBO with a rebate, also without problems. I have a file folder that I keep in my office where I put photo copies of all my rebates. I want to say that maybe 4 or 5 years ago I didn't get my MIR from a company, but couldn't tell ya which one. Overall I have no complaints and have had very good success.

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Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

Post by shamrok3 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:01 am

To put in a slightly different slant on this topic, coming from Australia, we don't have this mail-in-rebate rubbish. I prefer it this way, but I think it's more because the PC market is pretty non-competitive over here. Basically, if you want a good price, you go into MSY or UMart and leave customer service at the door. Certainly few other companies can compete with them on price, and I'd hate to try and deal with an MiR from these guys, yeesh.
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