I along with others have been burnt by a number of these rebate scams. I noticed similar threads to mine regarding the difficulty with rebateshq.com in receiving a $10 rebate for the 25 Verbatim 16x. Here is the website to file a complaint with the United States Federal Trade Commission
(also try www.ftc.gov) as I have recently. Perhaps if we all filed complaints with the FTC we can get some enforcement similar to what they just did to CompUSA.
In that case the judge ruled that CompUSA was liable for the rebate even though the manufacturer offering the rebate failed to pay the rebate. The short of this is that we can all go back to the retailer and ask for our rebate directly referencing this case. I certainly intend to do this with Fry’s who undoubtedly will raise hell with the manufacturer and the rebate fulfillment house, rebateshq.com or who ever.