Joined: 04 Jul 2006
|Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:41 am Post subject: The old rebate and pricematch hijinks..
|Maybe this is just selective memory on my part, but I seem to recall when a lot more of the deals on this site were really clever retail acrobatics.
Example situation (and yes, it was CD-R media, this was a decade ago!):
Store 1 has a spindle of CD-R discs for $20
with a $10 rebate
and another $5 rebate.
So your final price is $5 plus tax and postage stamps.
Or, store 2 has the same product for $10 out the door.
What do you do?
Well, if you're a ghetto dog, you go to store 1, have 'em call store 2 to check stock, and then match store 2's price. It's now a $10 spindle, minus a $10 rebate, minus a $5 rebate, you make money on the deal.
Lately I haven't even seen the term "pricematch" on the site. Did they change the rules so these sorts of things are less common? Or did we all get old and realize time is worth money and just stop caring?