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+ - Rebates are scams - documented in Patent

Submitted by djan
djan writes: Parango, the company that does Circuit City rebates was granted a patent that says in part "The present invention satisfies a need for a more consumer friendly method for processing rebates that maintains a breakage rate ..." "The rebate processing system provides a user friendly interface, yet retains hurdles sufficient to maintain breakage." Breakage is the word used for people that don't send in their receipts for rebates. The Consumerist has the details.

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