Same here. I have yet to not receive an OCZ rebate that I sent in the proper documentation for. Yet on NewEgg's site there exists a review that states:
5/31/2011 5:07:43 AM
Tech Level: 5/5
Rating: 1/5REBATE =RIPOFF!!
Pros: Performance is OK... not stellar.
Cons: Impossible to claim $30 rebate. No e-mail was ever sent to tell me that "Original UPC Barcode Label (Not the shipping label barcode) is missing". Guess what? It's the only BAR CODE on the packaging. It's the one THEY PUT on it and it's easy to peel off.
Sound like a set up to fail so they don't have to pay? That's what I think.
Congratulations OCZ, you've lost a customer that buys $$$ of high tech merchandise both for personal and professional use.
Other Thoughts: OCZ won't be around long with tactics like this. Intel SSDs are at least as good and WE KNOW they will be around.
Hello, we are sorry that you have had a rebate issue. We will be happy to look into this for you, and will see that your valid rebate claim will be paid. Please email email@example.com
and include your full name, address, product, and date and place of purchase. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you
You'll notice that this reviewer states nothing negative about the drive itself nor its actual performance after installation. He is complaining about the rebate that he did not receive. I believe that he did not follow the rebate instructions and is now bashing both the drive and the manufacturer of the drive for something that is not their fault and proceeds to rate the product with one (and only one star), and it has to do with the rebate that was allegedly offered on it when he purchased it. The rebate should be considered a small bonus, not something that you are entitled to for merely purchasing a product and not following the rules in order to obtain the rebate. Any other thoughts?