Mail In Rebates

  mbp 12:31 01 Sep 2005
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Please explain how I benefit from Mail-in Rebates? Why don't they just give a net price, rebates included? Why the need for the work around?

  Stuartli 12:47 01 Sep 2005

Because it's a manufacturer led promotion normally that (hopefully) encourages people to buy a particular product or products; the retailer benefits through improved sales of such products without becoming involved on the financial rebates side.

  mbp 14:58 01 Sep 2005

I am clueless. There is an offer on Amazon for a mail rebate. How do I go about it?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:10 01 Sep 2005

You buy an item which comes with a voucher that you have to post back to the manufacturer and they will then send you a cheque.

G

  Aspman 15:52 01 Sep 2005

Seems to be a lot more common in the US. Must be working it's way across here I suppose.

  Stuartli 17:11 01 Sep 2005

It's quite common in the UK - it may be that you don't purchase the type of products involved at the time such offers are available.

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