Grampstrains posted:H1000 posted:
Rebates are still only good for in-store use. The processing fee basically covers handling and not shipping. Someone still has to go and pick the items from the shelves in the store or receive the items from a delivery truck at the store and place them into storage and then retrieve them when you show up to pickup your order. A lot of hands and people had to touch your items to make you purchase complete when you clicked the "checkout" button.
A lot of people at Trainworld & Charles Ro handle my stuff too but don't charge a fee. And why a mail in rebate? This day and age there are "online" Rebates with out having to spend 55 cents on a stamp.
When RO and Trainworld get to be as big as Menards and handle as many products.... they may think differently. I'm willing to bet that the handling fee is built in to the sale price of each item considering neither RO nor Trainworld will sell you a hopper car as nice as these for $20.00.
The Rebate thing I get it. Why only a mail in option, plus you can't use it for online purchases. It has to be redeemed in store only.