Mail-In Rebates

The next time you are offered a mail-in rebate, try this.

Ask the person selling you the item for a 30 day interest free loan so you can pay for the item. Then promise to re-pay the loan as soon as you get the rebate.

Not surprisingly he is going to think you are nuts.

At that point you inform him that he just made the same request of you when he offered you the mail-in rebate. So if he did not think that was odd why would he think you are nuts now?

Rebates are nothing more than interest free loans to the vendor. They may or not be repaid and they are a sure indication that his stuff is overpriced. Vendors don’t offer rebates on stuff that is selling.

Look around. Do some shopping. Look for instant rebates (also known as discounts).

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