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Unformatted text preview: product comes in. Companies make obtaining a cash rebate extremely hard for the consumer. If the consumer does not redeem their rebate, it is in essence, free money for the company that produced the product. A company will go to great lengths to ensure not having to make the pay out; lengths so great that the majority of consumers will not even attempt to obtain the rebate because they see it as too much of a hassle, and dont think that the $25 or $50 is worth the effort. In doing this, consumers are basically giving away their own money and filling the pockets of the corporations. References Montaldo, D. L. (2010). Taking Control of Rebates . Retrieved July 10, 2010, from about.com: http://couponing.about.com/od/bargainshoppingtips/a/rebatefraud.htm...
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