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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SSinisterSS, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member
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    i sent my rebate in on the 6th and on the tracking for it it says they recieved it on the 8th. only problem is it says inelligable reciept. i sent the rebate form in, and peeled the UPC label off the box and stuck it on a seperate paper. i was told that wouldnt be a problem by vzw. the barcodes didnt get messed up by peeling it off.

    is there anything i could do at this point?
     

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  2. Dragoro

    Dragoro Well-Known Member
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    Maybe go to the store ya bought it from and see what they can do for ya.
     
  3. brettlewis

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    i always wait till the end of the 30 day return to do this so i can cut the barcode off the box and send it in. There are like 5 barcodes on the box however, did you send in all of them? and did you fill out the rebate receipt that came in the box?
     
  4. alostpacket

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    I never ever, ever, ever do mail-in rebates. They always tell you that you messed up and cant send you money. The whole things is a huge scam, imo.


    While I'm sure some people get money back many do not. My advice? call them, call VZ, raise all hell with everyone, be persistent and polite. Get the names and extentions of everyone you talk two and write down what they say. Also make lots of copies of your bar codes and receipts.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. shark1987

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    did you send in a copy of the original receipt? it sounds like that's what they're talking about by saying "ineligible receipt"
     
  6. brettlewis

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    Funny you say that cuase I always, always, always do mail-in rebates and have never ever, ever, ever had problems. I guess some poeple just like saving money more then others. You have nothing to loose by at least trying, right? anways, just make sure to do it correctly and track it. You will get it back and you will smile when you do
     
  7. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member
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    oh shit, there we go. no wonder.... i thought they just need the barcodes on that sticker and the rebate form.

    is there anything i can do so i can send the reciept in so they get it before the 12th? cause it says if its incomplete then i "forefeit" the rebate.
     
  8. alostpacket

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    I don't doubt that there are a certain percentage of people that never have any problems. But to be clear I mean I would never buy a product with a mail in rebate. I got my Droid online from vzw which gives the $100 instantly.

    I hope you have continued success with your luck but the reality is that mirs are a scam intended to glean extra money off of people.
     
  9. mckeller

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    Same thing happened to me. For some reason their system has two different rebates that end and begin between the 6th and 9th, I think. The rep tried to explain it to me. Anyways she fixed it and I should have it sometime next week. So just give them a call and they should take care of it. 1-800-457-0864.
     
  10. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member
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    thanks for the hope, im hoping they let me mail the reciept in seperate so this can be straightened out.
     
  11. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
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    Well that works i guess. There not a scam though, sure a lot of people are to incompetent to follow though but if the purchaser is capable of following through then it is worth it.
     

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