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General I paid retail for the Incredible and got the $100 MIR

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nunyabizness, May 17, 2010.

  1. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    Just like the title says. The day after I received the Incredible, on the 29th, I did the online pre-submission, mailed the paperwork in, and got the $100 prepaid Visa in the mail today. So for anyone else who paid retail, give it a shot!

    My invoice didn't say "Rebate Not Eligible" like it has sometimes in the past, so if yours does, YMMV.

    So my net cost for the Inc was $174 (or $254 if you count the original cost of the Eris); I actually got $255 out of my Eris (sold it with 2.1 installed, prior to its official availability).
     

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  2. kicko

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    Thats the kind of stuff you dont post on public forums. I do realize your trying to help people (help them cheat) but i personally would not mention if i got lucky like that.
     
  3. cdodge

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    Where did you get the paper work or submission form? I was wondering if i could get it as i paid full retail.
     
  4. Yaksha

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    Define "retail."

    According to this page the retail price of the phone is $529. If you paid $529 and got $100 MIB how does this come out to $174?

    Did you sign a new two year agreement? If not, how did you get the phone for $300ish?
     
  5. vacaloca

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    I did the same myself.. even got the $30 credit and sold my droid for 280. Mine didn't say rebate not eligible either... In the past I've done the same as well and always got the rebates. :)
     
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  6. NYC Coyote

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    She's including how much she got for her Eris. You know...like we will be doing in a year when the 4g phones are out. :p (and for those of us in a 1 year contract...best of both worlds)
     
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  7. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    I already have the rebate card in my hands, so I don't care, sorry. I'm not exactly sure how I'm helping anyone cheat - if "not rebate eligible" is printed on anyone's receipt/invoice, they're probably not going to get their rebate. It was not printed on mine, so I thought it was worth a shot and submitted it. It worked. End of story.

    Just search for "rebate" on Verizon's site and it'll take you to a page where you enter the UPC to see if the phone has a rebate.

    I'm counting the $255 I got for the Eris against the cost of the Incredible, since that's the phone I was using and sold the day after I got the Inc.

    $529 retail
    -$100 MIR
    -$255 Eris
    $174 (or, like I said $254 if you add back in the original cost of the Eris)
     
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  8. cdodge

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    I thanked you two times. Something like this deserves many thanks ;)
     
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  9. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    Haha...thanks! :D
     
  10. Axe_1

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    This is so funny. I bought mine online with the 1 yr pricing and just checked my UPC and it shows i can get the 100 dollar rebate. But, I'm sure they will catch this when i mail my online receipt.

    Hmmm, still pondering though.....will they catch it?
     
  11. boxermansr

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    I got mine @ retail too, and just looked over my invoice and it doesn't say I can't so I just did. Hopefully it'll process faster since the address to mail it to is in my city (though everytime that happens, it still ends up taking forever and a year).
     
  12. mrlanrat

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    Where can I find a form/link to submit a rebate?
     
  13. vacaloca

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  14. CatsTide

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    with posts like that i'd be willing to bet that you've never got "lucky" in your life.
     
  15. Ryobi

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    Good stuff. I'm in for the rebate.
     
  16. paimon.soror

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    Thanks for the posting. My friend actually payed full price for the phone at the VZW store and they wrote down the website for this and told him about the $100 rebate as well. So I dont think its "cheating", plus, as the OP said, there isn't anything on the rebate form that says paying full price means you aren't eligible
     
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  18. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    This is what it said in my email: "We have received your rebate submission for Verizon Wireless Mail-In Rebate Offer with Purchases Made Between April 1, 2010 through May 9, 2010." So May 9th < 2 weeks ago. Is it possible that you made a typo when entering the numbers? If that's the case, I don't think it will give you an error - I messed around putting random UPC's in when we were waiting for a release date for the phone (trying to see if that would give a clue :)) and I never got an error - only the same message about it no longer being available.
     
  19. JustinHEMI

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    Just submitted mine no issues! Now we will see if I do in fact get the card in a couple of weeks. If so, like you, my cost out of pocket will be pretty low considering I was able to unload my moto droid for 300.
     
  20. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    Anyone who does get the card, I'll be expecting a PM requesting my email address so that you can send me a referral percentage via Paypal. :p JK...or am I?! LOL ;)
     
  21. ionizer

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    plan on trying later tonight
     
  22. DeniseJ

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    Well I received my $100 rebate card today. Whew!!! Whew!!! Thank you so much nunya for posting!!! Glad you're just kidding about the referral percentage I need to use the $100 to help pay for the cost of the phone...LOL
     
  23. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    You're welcome - glad you were successful in getting it! :)
     
  24. russell5

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    got my card yesterday!!! awesome made this phone so much more worth it now that it was 100 dollars less.
     
  25. blue rocket

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    i got it for $299, got the $100 mail in rebate...had a dust issue with my phone so i was sent a brand new replacement... sent in the rebate info again just for kicks and got another $100 gift card! w00t!
     

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