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Verizon Screws me out of a rebate

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Brian, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    M K <mk@uuu.net> wrote:

    > Well, I guess it must be me then. On one hand you say "Never, ever,
    > under any circumstance, listen to or believe anything a salesperson
    > tells you. Do not ask him questions; tell him what you want and have him
    > give it to you and take your money. That is *all* he is there for."
    >
    > On the other hand, you say below that most salespeople are good.


    No, I didn't say that. I said they're not malicious. I don't think most
    of them are trying to lie; they just don't know the answer.

    > Yikes. No wonder salespeople hate dealing with people like you.


    On the contrary, they love dealing with me. They don't have to do much
    work. By the time I talk to them, I know what I'm buying and how much
    I'm paying for it, and all they have to do is give it to me and take my
    money.

    Like when I first got my Verizon phone. Walked into the store, and the
    guy started to go into his spiel. I interrupted him with, "I want this
    phone, and this plan, with these options. Go ahead and ring it up."

    He spent about five minutes on me, and got the same commission he would
    have gotten for a half hour of hard selling. I'm sure he was quite happy.

    --
    Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com



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  2. Dean M

    Dean M Guest

    These rebate fulfillment companies crack me up.

    A typical rebate requires you to enclose:

    1/ An original receipt. Why? Ever do a holiday shopping and buy a bunch of gifts
    all together? You have to ask for a receipt for EACH item to send in with the
    rebate. I once walked out of Best Buy with 7 or 8 receipts. Ridiculous.

    2/ The original UPC code cut from the package. Knowing this, (don't tell me they
    don't), the UPC code is often printed on corrugated cardboard, and a gift looks
    cheesy as all Hell with a big square cut out of it.

    3/ An original rebate form. WHY? They keep huge piles of the forms at the stores,
    and what could you possibly forge off a valueless, un-numbered coupon?

    Reminds me of those contests where you had to BLOCK PRINT your name and address on
    a plain, 3X5 inch index card. Any variations just gave them an excuse to toss your
    entry out. It ain't a damn intelligence test, just a ripoff.

    Add me to the list. Mail-in rebates are horse&^%$.

    Dean
    _____________________________________________
    M K wrote:

    > Let me ask a question here. Do the majority of people actually believe
    > that companies exist soley to screw the customer? Folks, people make
    > mistakes, and as a consumer, you take some responsibility to understand
    > the rules of a promotion (it's called fine print and it's there for a
    > reason). Young America is right not to give him the rebate. It's not
    > their fault. His beef is with Circuit City, and he needs to straighten
    > it out with them - which isn't hard to do. I absolutely guarantee you
    > that I would get that $50 back one way or the other, and I wouldn't have
    > to be a confrontational prick about it.
    >
    > "LeeAnne" <leeanne@nowhereonearth.duh> wrote in article
    > <vmh6vt3datvbf7@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > I wonder if, in some way, the number of rebates that are actually, well,
    > > rebated, affects the Circuit City rep and, by that rep knowing your first
    > > bill is going to come in past the expiration of the rebate then that, in
    > > turn, guarantees the CC sales rep you will not be going for the rebate
    > > because it's too late, hence his pocket is lined more?
    > >
    > > Major conspiracy theory . . .
    > > ~LeeAnne
    > >
    > > "Jeremy" <jeremy@exit109.com> wrote in message
    > > news:1063738479.737462@ok-corral.gunslinger.net...
    > > > Al Bundy <johnjr173@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > And I guess you have never taken advise from a salesperson for an item,
    > > >
    > > > Of course not.
    > > >
    > > > Rule #1: Never, ever, under any circumstance, listen to or believe

    > > anything
    > > > a salesperson tells you. Do not ask him questions; tell him what you want
    > > > and have him give it to you and take your money. That is *all* he is

    > > there
    > > > for.
    > > >
    > > > Following this simple rule will make your life as a consumer much better
    > > > and happier.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com

    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]
  3. Male Bomb

    Male Bomb Guest

    mk@uuu.net (M K) wrote in article <vmgk4r95fa9438@corp.supernews.com>:
    > Another idiot heard from. Ya, salesmen are trained - no forcefully
    > beaten over the head - to screw customers at all costs. In fact, every
    > salesperson I've ever dealt with has lied to me.
    >
    > Jeremy - ever think that maybe it's people like you who go into any
    > sales transaction with the up-front expectation that they will get
    > screwed by a salesman that causes many of the problems in the first
    > place?


    Can't rape the willing... how about take some responsibility and be an
    informed consumer... MB

    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  4. M K

    M K Guest

    I can't EVER remember having a rebate problem. And I mean EVER.

    You follow the rules, fill out the paperwork, copy the phone number in
    order to track, and get your money.

    Maybe a little work, but with half a brain it's very simple. If you
    don't like the process, don't buy it.


    Dean M <"dean173"@yahoo.com(change to aol)> wrote in article
    <5X7ab.8774$hl4.8578@nwrdny01.gnilink.net>:
    > These rebate fulfillment companies crack me up.
    >
    > A typical rebate requires you to enclose:
    >
    > 1/ An original receipt. Why? Ever do a holiday shopping and buy a bunch of gifts
    > all together? You have to ask for a receipt for EACH item to send in with the
    > rebate. I once walked out of Best Buy with 7 or 8 receipts. Ridiculous.
    >
    > 2/ The original UPC code cut from the package. Knowing this, (don't tell me they
    > don't), the UPC code is often printed on corrugated cardboard, and a gift looks
    > cheesy as all Hell with a big square cut out of it.
    >
    > 3/ An original rebate form. WHY? They keep huge piles of the forms at the stores,
    > and what could you possibly forge off a valueless, un-numbered coupon?
    >
    > Reminds me of those contests where you had to BLOCK PRINT your name and address on
    > a plain, 3X5 inch index card. Any variations just gave them an excuse to toss your
    > entry out. It ain't a damn intelligence test, just a ripoff.
    >
    > Add me to the list. Mail-in rebates are horse&^%$.
    >
    > Dean
    > _____________________________________________
    > M K wrote:
    >
    > > Let me ask a question here. Do the majority of people actually believe
    > > that companies exist soley to screw the customer? Folks, people make
    > > mistakes, and as a consumer, you take some responsibility to understand
    > > the rules of a promotion (it's called fine print and it's there for a
    > > reason). Young America is right not to give him the rebate. It's not
    > > their fault. His beef is with Circuit City, and he needs to straighten
    > > it out with them - which isn't hard to do. I absolutely guarantee you
    > > that I would get that $50 back one way or the other, and I wouldn't have
    > > to be a confrontational prick about it.
    > >
    > > "LeeAnne" <leeanne@nowhereonearth.duh> wrote in article
    > > <vmh6vt3datvbf7@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > > I wonder if, in some way, the number of rebates that are actually, well,
    > > > rebated, affects the Circuit City rep and, by that rep knowing your first
    > > > bill is going to come in past the expiration of the rebate then that, in
    > > > turn, guarantees the CC sales rep you will not be going for the rebate
    > > > because it's too late, hence his pocket is lined more?
    > > >
    > > > Major conspiracy theory . . .
    > > > ~LeeAnne
    > > >
    > > > "Jeremy" <jeremy@exit109.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:1063738479.737462@ok-corral.gunslinger.net...
    > > > > Al Bundy <johnjr173@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > And I guess you have never taken advise from a salesperson for an item,
    > > > >
    > > > > Of course not.
    > > > >
    > > > > Rule #1: Never, ever, under any circumstance, listen to or believe
    > > > anything
    > > > > a salesperson tells you. Do not ask him questions; tell him what you want
    > > > > and have him give it to you and take your money. That is *all* he is
    > > > there
    > > > > for.
    > > > >
    > > > > Following this simple rule will make your life as a consumer much better
    > > > > and happier.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com]

    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  5. M K

    M K Guest

    AMEN!!!

    malebomb@comcast.net (Male Bomb) wrote in article
    <vmi8493acuvtc9@corp.supernews.com>:
    >
    >
    > mk@uuu.net (M K) wrote in article <vmgk4r95fa9438@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > Another idiot heard from. Ya, salesmen are trained - no forcefully
    > > beaten over the head - to screw customers at all costs. In fact, every
    > > salesperson I've ever dealt with has lied to me.
    > >
    > > Jeremy - ever think that maybe it's people like you who go into any
    > > sales transaction with the up-front expectation that they will get
    > > screwed by a salesman that causes many of the problems in the first
    > > place?

    >
    > Can't rape the willing... how about take some responsibility and be an
    > informed consumer... MB
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]

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