Was refering to the PM opportunity since the nearest Frys to me is 500 miles away.
As for rebates, they are a good way to save some money, but you have to cross your Ts and dot your Is. Some companies like Office Depot are good about honoring bad manufacturer's rebates, others are not. I have no experience with Frys. I would advise making copies of everything before sending them off i.e. upc code, rebate form and recepits. If I don't hear from then in the alloted time I start emailing. I too have been burned, but that was when I was wet behind the ears. Another tip is to send the rebate submission certified mail in which case they must sign for it. It costs a few bucks, but then they can't claim they didn't get. It is a good idea especially when dealing with larger amoutns.