I appreciate that there are rebates available and this is a generic smack at all manufacturers in all product lines....not just firearms or associated industries, but any manufacturer that uses mail in rebates as part of its marketing war.
I believe Rebates are an evil.
If the manufacturer was really willing to reduce the price, then do so at the onset.
I have had a few times where the hoops one has to go through are like a decathalon and it appears the manufacturer is really jst hoping to outlast the consumer thereby avoiding the payout.
Miss dotting (i) or crossing a (t) and no rebate for you!
Dates in fine print, bar codes on the original wrapper that are no longer legible as you destroy it upon opening a virtually indestructable wrap....
It is great when you finally get the rebate check or coupon after surviving the minefield of obstacles but it seems that this is the very thing the manufacturers are hoping for.
Attrition by subtraction. Each step of the way certain percentages are lost and in the end, few survive to gain the reward.
I would prefer to not do business in this manner.
OK, My rant is over