PX716 mail in rebates - how reliable?

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#1

As per the rebate form in this link,
http://65.119.30.151/UploadFilesForNewegg/rebate/27131338.pdf

Plextor offers $30 rebate ONLY to those retail kits that have
product codes 7_6507510744_2 or 7_6507510745_9.
Does that mean these products are defective and plextor wants to sell them anyhow? :confused:
How can a buyer have confidence if only a certain batches of the same product alone have rebates?


#2

My TLA0202 has the 7_6507510744_2
Maybe the 745_9 is for TLA0203?
Then I think it means the rebate is for newer drives only (TLA0202 and 0203).


#3

Hmm, I haven’t seen this rebate before, this is a brand new one. Yes, Zevia, I believe you are right.

I just received a TLA#0203 and it’s a 7_65075-10744_2


#4

Was at Best Buy yesterday…Here’s what’s up:

7_6507510744_2 is the PX-716A

7_6507510745_9 is the PX-716UF (External)

Found a TLA 0202 and picked it up for $111 after 10% discount and $5 off using my Best Buy Reward Zone card. Then I downloaded the $30 rebate certificate from http://www.plextor.com/english/index.html and will send it in…so I got the drive for $81 after tax. Not too shabby…and thus far…the drive performs well…

Bob


#5

So I guess the new 30 rebate (1/1/05 - 3/1/05) is indeed for newer batch, ie 716A TLA0202 and above, and 716UF TLA0101 and above.

bobmitch, where did you get the 10% discount? Is it for public or only applies to your BB reward zone? any link if for public?


#6

Thanks Zeiva, Imbad, and Bobmitch. Now I am confident of buying one drive online. Unfortunately my local BB doesn’t stock 716A.


#7

My BB discount was in the mail from BB…Reward Zone deal! Indeed…I have been playing with this drive since last evening…after I installed. It definately blows my NEC ND-3500 away burning CD’s. As far as DVD…burned one movie this far…looking good. I am not as concerned about charts and diagrams as I am with “what I see” for myself. So far, so good.

Bob


#8

i’ve got 2 pending $30 rebates (the ones that were through 12/31/04). i don’t expect to see that $60 for another 6 months or so (hope for the best but expect the worst) but Best Buy IS pretty good about rebates - they give you the rebate form with your receipt (no need to find something online or print it out), they give you a rebate copy of the receipt (no need to photocopy your receipt and/or worry about having to send your only receipt in), they have online tracking of your rebates (haven’t used this yet), etc. etc.

i don’t think rebates get much easier to fill out than this.