Rebates. They don’t just annoy me, I hate them.
I have one of the finest noses when it comes to bullshit so I gave it less than a second of thought and realized I was getting screwed. If they had charged me $58.99 that would be nice but instead by charging me the extra ten I had to pay sales tax on the extra ten. So I have to pay 62.5¢ sales tax. $10 – 62.5¢ = $9.37.5 Now I have to buy a stamp at 42¢. Now we are down to $8.95. Plus I have to get an envelope, fill out the form and mail it. Then wait four to six weeks to get my money.
The bottom line I hate it for two reasons.
1. I don’t get the ten dollars promises. I get $8.95.
2. It’s a hassle
3. The company is essentially being dishonest because they expect a percentage of the users won’t do it as it is too much of a hassle.
As a rule if I have a choice I avoid places that offer me rebates. This one is a good example. I needed the work done and I did it. If I had known there was a rebate before the work was done I would have gone somewhere else.