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I bought an OKIdata laser at the end of December last year and I griped about the rebate in April. Well I finally got the darn check in mid August. That’s 7 months from when they received my receipt and proof of purchase. And in that 7 months, I called them many times to bug them, and have faxed my re-submission 3 times. When I faxed it in the 3rd time, I just said I’m reporting them to the FTC if I’m asked to fax any more re-submissions. I have no idea if that did it, or they got sick of me complaining… but about a month later I checked my status online and it said my check was processing. And when did it say my materials were received? January 20th!! So my 3 fax re-submissions were for ………….?
Anyway, after over a month it was still “processing”, I call them again and asked how long processing takes. They told me 4 weeks. I told them it’s been processing for over a month. See where this is going? In the end I got the dang rebate, but boy did I have to hassle them.

The reason I remember about this now is because my husband just got a rebate “denied” for something he bought. He sent his materials in way before the due date… But their reason was that he sent it after the expiration date, and the notice did give him the option to re-submit his info. For $9 back, he’s not going to bother and that’s what the rebate companies are counting on.

If you can’t resist a rebate, keep copies of everything. If it’s over $100, send it certified mail. From now on, I’m boycotting rebates… except maybe Epson and Apple because I’ve never had a problem with them. But I’d still be weary.


It’s been a very long time since I’ve written. I think this is the longest I’ve gone between entries. I was very busy so I took a break and then I just didn’t care about updating my blog anymore.

What have I been up to?
Filling orders – Suddenly I’ve had a steady stream of wholesale orders. Some weeks were crazier than others but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. With a young son, I am seriously thinking what I would do if I had more business! Orders from my website have been pretty sucky which serves me right because I’ve done zilch in advertising this year. With the holidays coming up, maybe I can muster up a newsletter or something 🙂 Sigh…
Graphic design – I finished with a client’s CD project with its marketing materials and such. And then this is the busy season for my bro-in-law with his music school putting on a rock show. Photoshoots, CDs, flyers, etc etc.
Dodging fires – We really thought our house/neighborhood was in trouble during that week of Southern CA fires. The fire was across a big road and 6 houses away from us. It was crazy with people evacuating and burning embers falling. Luckily (I suppose), the fire was next to the Fire Authority and I don’t think they’d let headquarters burn 🙂 . Phew.
Family – Little J turned 3 so we had some family visiting. We always have family stay with us, it just seems like a lot more these past months.
Pre-school – Sigh, it’s been ok. The first day was great!! After that, I think J realized I’m not going to be there so it’s been really tough dropping him off at school. He stopped crying after about 3 weeks and now is resorting back to crying since we just had family stay with us for a week. Time goes by so fast the 2 days that J is in school, I’m still getting used to having a couple hours to myself!

A Halloween picture. We bought his costume weeks before … it’s just a coincidence that he’s a fireman.