Yeah, I've gotten to the point where I don't count on any rebates getting paid.. It's sad that our country has sunk so low.
Here's another scam that a printer company frequently does. They sell their printers with a rebate. You send in the UPC. Many of them break, and then you can't return it to the point of sale, because you've had to cut the UPC off the box for the friggin rebate. So, now you're in warrantee hell, where naturally they make it more trouble than it's worth.
AT+T put me on hold for 1.5 hours, the tape said that since it was a monday, and unusally high call volume, it would be a ten minute wait. So, after an hour and a half, I call the operator, who gets me an AT+T operator who finally gets me a human (although someone that could barely speak english, probably in some other country).. Canceled my entire service with those bums (insert stronger word here).. The customer rep had the gall to act as if it was my fault because I called on a Monday
and then try and sell me on a different plan. I told him that if AT+T knows call volume is high on Monday, they should have more people manning the phones, and I'm through with AT+T, I don't care if the service is free