Hewlett Packard cashback (OT in uk.d-i-y)


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Roger Mills

HP currently have cashback offers on some of their laptops - typically
you get £100 back on a £350 laptop, reducing the effective price to £250.

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.

Any comments?
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Cheers,
Roger
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R D S

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.
Did it with a printer once.

Fulfilled all the conditions including scanning the invoice and uploading
it on their website.
No cashback forthcoming.

Several emails later with them claiming I never provided an invoice I
scanned and emailled the invoice on a promise it would be sorted.

Repeated the above several times and eventually got the cashback.

The printer was shite (OfficeJet 600 IIRC), I told them i'd never buy
from them again and never have.

I reckon most people would have given up but I never if I reckon that's
what they are counting on.
 
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Dave Liquorice

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?
People in here have been succesful with the Cashback offers they run on
the small servers. I *think* I got Cashback when I bought a colour laser
printer from HP. Just make sure you get a proper printed reciept,
probably has to be from a "participating store", rather than a random box
shifter.
 
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Dave Liquorice

Fulfilled all the conditions including scanning the invoice and
uploading it on their website. No cashback forthcoming.

Several emails later with them claiming I never provided an invoice I
scanned and emailled the invoice on a promise it would be sorted.
Never trust email, doubly so for corporates when you are trying to get
money out of them. I used snail mail...
 
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John Walliker

People in here have been succesful with the Cashback offers they run on
the small servers.
I have also received cashback on some Microservers and a quad core
ML110 server. No problems apart from having to wait quite a while for
the cheques. My experience would encourage me to use HP. The kit
that I bought was very well made as well as being incredibly low cost
(with the cashback). The cashback operation is subcontracted to a
marketing company who deal with the whole process.

John
 
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GB

Did it with a printer once.

Fulfilled all the conditions including scanning the invoice and uploading
it on their website.
No cashback forthcoming.

Several emails later with them claiming I never provided an invoice I
scanned and emailled the invoice on a promise it would be sorted.

Repeated the above several times and eventually got the cashback.

The printer was shite (OfficeJet 600 IIRC), I told them i'd never buy
from them again and never have.

I reckon most people would have given up but I never if I reckon that's
what they are counting on.
Bet they were using a not-very-good 3rd party company to administrate
the cash-back claims. And I really don't think that a large corporation
is relying on your giving up your cashback claim, you know.

I've done this without problems, BTW.
 
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Lobster

HP currently have cashback offers on some of their laptops - typically
you get £100 back on a £350 laptop, reducing the effective price to £250.

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.
I did it once with a printer for a similar level of deal; yes it did
eventually happen, after several months of chasing emails (each missive
was duly replied to by a human, with some reason or other for the delay,
and a new date by which I should receive the money, which then came and
went...); I'm sure if I hadn't kept following up I'd never have received it.
 
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R D S

Bet they were using a not-very-good 3rd party company to administrate
the cash-back claims. And I really don't think that a large corporation
is relying on your giving up your cashback claim, you know.
Probably not, but the service from HP after the cashback wasn't initially
forthcoming was beyond poor.
As it also was when I was having trouble with the printer further down
the line.
 
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Brian Gaff

So why announce it in the firstplace if they are so inept?
Seems to me its a case of foot shooting syndrome.
Brian
 
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Bob Eager

HP currently have cashback offers on some of their laptops - typically
you get £100 back on a £350 laptop, reducing the effective price to
£250.

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.

Any comments?
I bought an HP Microserver in November 2012; got the cashback simply by
posting in copy of invoice, and form with details including serial number.

Did it again later the same month; again no problem.

The third one was rejected as the serial number said it was 'non UK
stock'. The dealer changed it for another (pre-vetted number) one and it
all went through fine. £300 in total!
 
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Norman Wells

Bob said:
I bought an HP Microserver in November 2012; got the cashback simply
by posting in copy of invoice, and form with details including serial
number.

Did it again later the same month; again no problem.

The third one was rejected as the serial number said it was 'non UK
stock'. The dealer changed it for another (pre-vetted number) one and
it all went through fine. £300 in total!
And not fraud at all?
 
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Mike Tomlinson

En el artículo <nyyfbegfubjuvyypbz.mmlikz0.pminews@srv1.howhill.co.uk>,
Dave Liquorice said:
Just make sure you get a proper printed reciept,
probably has to be from a "participating store", rather than a random box
shifter.
The receipt/invoice also has to bear the same part number specified in
the cashback Ts & Cs.

I highlighted it in my claim submission using fluorescent marker to make
sure they couldn't miss it.
 
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Mike Tomlinson

Roger Mills said:
Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?
Bought a Microserver from them a couple years ago, 100 quid cashback,
plus 10% Quidco cashback. Effective price ~110 quid.

No problems, and the uServer is rockin' on just fine. Fantastic value
for money at the price paid.
 
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Dave Liquorice

Bought a Microserver from them a couple years ago, 100 quid cashback,
plus 10% Quidco cashback. Effective price ~110 quid.
Who did you buy through? 10% Quidco is pretty damn good these days apart
from on things you only rarely buy or don't even have a need for.
 
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Tony Bryer

HP currently have cashback offers on some of their laptops - typically
you get £100 back on a £350 laptop, reducing the effective price to £250.

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.
Did it with my laptop and got $99 back from Acer. I had to send in a form
and copy receipt saying to whom the rebate cheque should be made out to.

My take on how these schemes are meant to work is that (say) you buy said
laptop for your business, then pocket the rebate yourself. Accounts
department and boss probably don't know about it. Much as Acer offering you
$99 in used notes if you buy their product rather than someone else's. Much
the same with Viking Stationery's free gifts that probably get taken home
by the secretaries.
 
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geoff

Roger Mills said:
HP currently have cashback offers on some of their laptops - typically
you get £100 back on a £350 laptop, reducing the effective price to
£250.

Have any of you done this, and is it pukka?

Reading the small print, there appear to be so many conditions which
have to be fulfilled in order to claim the cashback that I wonder how
many people actually succeed in getting their cash before they lose the
will the live.

Any comments?
When I was looking a few weeks back, the screen had to be unscratched,
laptop less than 4 years olds and in fully working order apart from
anything else
 
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Roger Mills

My take on how these schemes are meant to work is that (say) you buy said
laptop for your business, then pocket the rebate yourself. Accounts
department and boss probably don't know about it. Much as Acer offering you
$99 in used notes if you buy their product rather than someone else's. Much
the same with Viking Stationery's free gifts that probably get taken home
by the secretaries.
Not according to the HP T&C's. They will only pay the cashback to the
company or individual whose name appears on the invoice as the purchaser.
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Cheers,
Roger
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Bob Eager

When I was looking a few weeks back, the screen had to be unscratched,
laptop less than 4 years olds and in fully working order apart from
anything else
The ones being discussed here (certainly the microservers) don't require
any old hardware.
 
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Mike Tomlinson

En el artículo <nyyfbegfubjuvyypbz.mmm4xs0.pminews@srv1.howhill.co.uk>,
Dave Liquorice said:
Who did you buy through?
HP's online store, IIRC, though the order was actually filled by one of
their box-shifters.
 

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