Apple ends $100 iPhone rebate?

Maryam went into the Stanford Apple Store tonight and wanted to get her $100 rebate. She was told that the rebate had ended three days ago and that she wouldn’t be able to get her $100. Drat. This happen to anyone else? I’m sure it has and that Apple is banking on it.

32 thoughts on “Apple ends $100 iPhone rebate?

  1. Well I bought my 4GB Iphone on “Opening Night”—I was aware of the rebate, but “assumed” that I needed to go to the store I purchased the phone.
    When I went in Dec — of course I was told “too bad, so sad…”
    Well Apple has ALL my info…I get emails once a week — a courtesy email or two about the rebate would have helped those of us who are not glued to the apple website. I am very jaded about the company now.

  2. Well I bought my 4GB Iphone on “Opening Night”—I was aware of the rebate, but “assumed” that I needed to go to the store I purchased the phone.
    When I went in Dec — of course I was told “too bad, so sad…”
    Well Apple has ALL my info…I get emails once a week — a courtesy email or two about the rebate would have helped those of us who are not glued to the apple website. I am very jaded about the company now.

  3. Remember folks, Apple is the company that made a video player that requires one to pay $10 just to be able to play videos full screen (they finally ended that disgusting policy just recently).

    So I’m not surprised that Apple would hide the expiration date of the rebates in fine print.

  4. Remember folks, Apple is the company that made a video player that requires one to pay $10 just to be able to play videos full screen (they finally ended that disgusting policy just recently).

    So I’m not surprised that Apple would hide the expiration date of the rebates in fine print.

  5. This was widely reported when they announced it. Sorry, but that’s a baddie on your and Maryam’s part. Yeah, they could have emailed you, but they were pretty clear about it. It’s not like there not in the business to make money and they follow their own rules, not yours.

  6. This was widely reported when they announced it. Sorry, but that’s a baddie on your and Maryam’s part. Yeah, they could have emailed you, but they were pretty clear about it. It’s not like there not in the business to make money and they follow their own rules, not yours.

  7. Frank: we own three iPhones. Two of which got the rebate. It just didn’t cross my mind. I’m glad to hear you all are so perfect and remember every date and do everything when you’re supposed to.

    Apple could have emailed us a reminder. They know our email address (my receipts come to the same email address) and they knew when we purchased our iPhones.

  8. Frank: we own three iPhones. Two of which got the rebate. It just didn’t cross my mind. I’m glad to hear you all are so perfect and remember every date and do everything when you’re supposed to.

    Apple could have emailed us a reminder. They know our email address (my receipts come to the same email address) and they knew when we purchased our iPhones.

  9. That sucks, but pretty typical as a few other (non-snarky) commenters here have mentioned. The reality is that if Apple was really worried about doing the right thing, they would have sent a certificate to every registered consumer.

  10. That sucks, but pretty typical as a few other (non-snarky) commenters here have mentioned. The reality is that if Apple was really worried about doing the right thing, they would have sent a certificate to every registered consumer.

  11. To be fair, Apple was really clear since the beginning that you had until November 30th to go get your rebate.

    It says: “Requests for the $100 credit must be submitted by November 30, 2007.”

    It’s still in Google’s cache if you care enough.

  12. To be fair, Apple was really clear since the beginning that you had until November 30th to go get your rebate.

    It says: “Requests for the $100 credit must be submitted by November 30, 2007.”

    It’s still in Google’s cache if you care enough.

  13. Gift Cards are similar (have expiration dates) and huge money makers for the merchants. I just saw a kiosk in the grocery store with cards for at least 200 (probably more) different merchants. About the only thing missing were cards for dental or medical services and I wouldn’t be surprised if that isn’t next.

  14. Gift Cards are similar (have expiration dates) and huge money makers for the merchants. I just saw a kiosk in the grocery store with cards for at least 200 (probably more) different merchants. About the only thing missing were cards for dental or medical services and I wouldn’t be surprised if that isn’t next.

  15. Sorry you missed your chance. BTW, a couple of months back at my local Apple Store I made a purchase and asked what I needed to do to get the iPhone rebate.

    The guy at the counter asked, “what’s your phone number?” Then he punched a few keys and clicked, I got a text message on my iPhone, read it to him and got a hundred bucks off my purchase. That’s about as painless a rebate as I’ve ever had anywhere.

  16. Sorry you missed your chance. BTW, a couple of months back at my local Apple Store I made a purchase and asked what I needed to do to get the iPhone rebate.

    The guy at the counter asked, “what’s your phone number?” Then he punched a few keys and clicked, I got a text message on my iPhone, read it to him and got a hundred bucks off my purchase. That’s about as painless a rebate as I’ve ever had anywhere.

  17. I believe it was listed on the main Apple page for months….I don’t own an iPhone and I knew it was ending last week.

  18. I believe it was listed on the main Apple page for months….I don’t own an iPhone and I knew it was ending last week.

  19. Didn’t she ever think to, you know, do something like go online to obtain it? Took me all of 5 minutes to obtain mine back in September.

    The key word here is “obtain” Robert. That $100 coupon has no expiration date. But sure, Apple was VERY upfront about an expiration date for getting it.

    Oh, and they made it very very easy to imply go to their online store and reserve it for use anytime/anyplace.

    I’d have thought ‘net savvy people like you two would have found 5 minutes to do that.

  20. Didn’t she ever think to, you know, do something like go online to obtain it? Took me all of 5 minutes to obtain mine back in September.

    The key word here is “obtain” Robert. That $100 coupon has no expiration date. But sure, Apple was VERY upfront about an expiration date for getting it.

    Oh, and they made it very very easy to imply go to their online store and reserve it for use anytime/anyplace.

    I’d have thought ‘net savvy people like you two would have found 5 minutes to do that.

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