This morning I was going to post a Fantom 500GB eSATA/USB external hard drive for $44.99 shipped--but then I saw the $20 mail-in rebate that's required to get that price.
Rebates. I know from reading nearly two years' worth of comments that many of you hold them in the same regard as telemarketing and tax audits.
Indeed, it's the rare rebate-oriented post that doesn't draw at least one "rebates are a scam!" response.
But are they? Many years back, rebates started earning a deservedly bad reputation owing to woefully complicated forms, delayed … Read more