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Why do I have to buy the shells cut bar codes turn in receipts and rebate form. And then wait for my check. Why can't they just do it right then and there at the Cashier. There is only one reason I can think of they hope you forget or do something wrong so you don't get your money.
And to my question why not just lower the price? If you can't tell I just finished cutting all the bar codes of my winchester AA's I bought at bass pro. $2.00 a box rebate. plus there on sale at $7.69bx. Final price $5.69 a box.
 

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There is a limit on the number of boxes you can get paid on. I don't know how they would keep up with someone going from store to store buying discounted ammo.

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Since you answered your own question. Do you have another we can help you with? lol
 

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Well I do wonder why they really do a rebate. Tax break for them or some other reason but other than that. Really just venting. Tom
 

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Rebate is something you get when you take your time and making efforts. Not everyone does.

The marketing strategy is, buyers see the ad. with an after rebate price, motivate the purchase, whether they send in the form correctly or not, it's sold. Some people never took the time and read the fine prints about how to get the rebate. In any case, the merchandise is sold at before rebate price. All the rebate they paid out is marketing expenses.

Lowering the price is permanent lost of profit, like giving an overall rise to all your employees, hard to reverse the numbers, but rebate is like giving bonuses, not permanent, it can change anytime.
 

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YOu put the rebate slip on the shelf, intending to send it in and a month later there it is, blut Rats! You can't find the sales slip.

And on and on.

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Exactly... bean counters can determine to a high degree of certainty, what amount of "rebate" will be redeemed. For $100, I would have to figure high...
that's why I was grateful for Gamaliel working with Remington so I could buy STS at $53/cs net with the on-site rebate.

At PEP Boys yesterday - they have pop-up tents on sale. 12x12 for $79 and a 10x10 for $79 with a $10 rebate.

Time to complete, copying expense, envelope, postage and mailing effort make the $10, net out much lower... plus I think the 12x12's extra 44 sqft for next years Grand will be the ticket!

Now for cars... the rebate is a built in down payment...

regards all,

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Worked in the sporting goods industry for many years. The average return rate in rebates listed above at 88% is way off the mark. It's closer to 2%.
 

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There is one other reason. Think, you give them a $1.00 extra (pick any number you wish) and they get to keep it for an undermanned amount of time and they get to collect interest on your money for that amount of time. So they make money even if there was a 100% request for rebate.
 

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Let me tell you what hapened to this dumb shit. I cut out the bar codes, taped them on a piece of paper along with the receipt, then made a copy for my records. I then placed them in an envelop and sent them to remington. An hour or so later I noticed that I had sent the copy, so I made another copy and sent the correct things the next day. Last week I received two(2) checks from Rem , 1 for $20 and 1 for $8. I guess they felt sorry for me or thought they should reward me for my stupidity.
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We have had sales incentives in the form of coupons, trading stamps, dishes in boxes of laundry detergent, magic decoder rings, buy one get one free deals, cash for clunkers, instant and mail in rebates and so on for many years.

Rebates and special offers often cause increased sales by enticing you to buy one brand over another or to move sales from a future time period into the current.

One thing that is often true is that if your competitor is doing it, you have to respond in kind.

I like the Remington rebate at the grand because a pretty girl gave me a crisp $100 bill.

I will soon cut the UPC from my Federal Gold Medal Plastic boxes and mail them in. I have the receipt from the shell house and the form from Federal. I suspect that Federal will send a check in 4-6 weeks, just like last year.

Ed Ward
 
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