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how exactly does the no wait rebate work? i've never really done them before.


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Mail in Rebates are NEVER "No Wait". You still have to wait for mailing at the very least, and its never a guarantee that you even get it back. MIR"s shouldn't be counted towards the price of something if you ask me.
also this, i almost never get them.
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Visiontek and Sapphire.
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I thought AMD did something to the new 6950's that made them blow up if you tried to unlock them.
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i'm going to buy a 6950 tonight at 12AM (when my check deposits ) so i was wondering which one has been most likely to unlock?
Right now a reference one if you can find it. Or the Sapphire Toxic 6950 would be what I would be looking for.

Why you ask? Because my 6950 unlocked with the flick of a switch
    
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how exactly does the no wait rebate work? i've never really done them before.




also this, i almost never get them.
What in the hell are people doing so wrong?

1. You print out the form.

2. You cut the UPC and Serial number

3. You attach it to the form, sign it and mail it.

4. ???

5. Suddenly, a check or gift card arrives a month later.


I've done that process with so many things it's not even remotely funny and have always gotten my rebate back.
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What in the hell are people doing so wrong?

1. You print out the form.

2. You cut the UPC and Serial number

3. You attach it to the form, sign it and mail it.

4. ???

5. Suddenly, a check or gift card arrives a month later.


I've done that process with so many things it's not even remotely funny and have always gotten my rebate back.
And yet it still costs that much more out of your pocket up front. It's nice to get money in the mail, sure. However that doesn't change the out of pocket cost right up front.
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What in the hell are people doing so wrong?
I'm starting to wonder the same thing...
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honestly i would buy it from newegg but the $20 sales tax is a real killer. i might as well buy an actual 6970 from amazon or something.
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And yet it still costs that much more out of your pocket up front. It's nice to get money in the mail, sure. However that doesn't change the out of pocket cost right up front.
I know that but it doesn't help when people say "I never get my rebate hurp derp" and start ranting and give the wrong impressions. All the parts I've bought I just followed the directions and a month later I get X amount of dollars.
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i would says 50-50 just like any OC / unlocking but for this since i seen alot more unlocking then not unlocking so 65%
Its not 50/50 at all. Most the early ones unlocked fine, most people estimated successful unlocks at over 80%. Most new ones can't be unlocked.
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