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Re: [vox][ot] Hard Drives are cheap...

  • To: vox@franz.motMAPSher.com
  • Subject: Re: [vox][ot] Hard Drives are cheap...
  • From: Joel Baumert <kender@gMAPSeeksource.net>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 13:57:42 -0800
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  • In-reply-to: <20011025151008.A8928@geeksource.net>; from kender@geeksource.net on Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:10:08PM -0700
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I got the rebate check yesterday!  Whoo Hooo!  I guess
I was not the one randomly selected for accidental loss
or denial :-).


On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:10:08PM -0700, Joel Baumert wrote:
> If they don't give me my rebate, I plan on taking it very personal.
> We shall see.  My only experience with rebates are the ones from
> OfficeMax and we have always gotten our money from them.
> I haven't had any problems with the Western Digital drives that I
> have now.  They have a three year warrantee, but I am not sure of
> the details with that.
> Joel
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 02:23:07PM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
> > Dunno about that... the scam I've seen works more like this:
> > 
> > Manufacturer offers rebate.  Rebates are processed by a third
> > party specializing in that business.  Third party has strong
> > incentives to avoid paying off rebates.  Third party not only
> > uses any excuse to accomplish this, but also hires sufficiently
> > inept staff and implements business practices whereby rebate
> > forms are often "accidentally" lost or denied.  Rebate denial
> > notifications don't offer a reasonable means of dispute.
> > 
> > -- Rod
> >    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> > 
> > Patrick B. Lickiss said:
> > > The scam is very simple...Western Digital makes some of the least reliable drives
> > > I've ever used.  I, for one, would much rather pay the extra money and get something
> > > that's not going to make a rather unpleasant clunking noise when I turn the computer
> > > on after having used the drive for 3 months. I've actually lost three WD drives to
> > > this same problem, all different sizes and different models.  Not only to their
> > > drives suck, but their customer service is laughable.  In short, I think people are
> > > figuring this out finally and that's why WD has such huge rebates, to try and drum up
> > > new business.

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