• Report: #194149

Complaint Review: Hawking Technologies

  • Submitted: Wed, May 31, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, June 15, 2006

  • Reported By:Westerville Ohio
Hawking Technologies
15281A Barranca Parkway Irvine, California U.S.A.

Hawking Technologies ripoff - not honoring rebates Irvine California

*Author of original report: Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

*Author of original report: Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

*Author of original report: Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

*Author of original report: Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

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Hawking Technologies has not honored three rebates totalling $45 in value for a wireless router. The website to fullfill the rebates verified and accepted the claim on August 25, 2005. At that time there was an additional, fourth rebate offered by the computer store that sold the router; the fourth rebate was quickly paid and received within three weeks.

Several telephone calls and e-mails later, a customer service representative for the rebate fullfillment center re-issued the rebate submission on March 16, 2006. During subsequent telephone calls, the customer service representatives have told me to wait. They offer no explanation. I'm considering contacting the state attorney general.

Terry
Westerville, Ohio
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

AUTHOR: Terry - (U.S.A.)

Hawking Technology

I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Here's the text of their response. Summary: more people need to complain!!!

Dear Terry:

Thank you for your correspondence to the Federal Trade Commission regarding rebates offered by companies. Rebate offers and coupons are, among other things, a form of price competition. While some manufacturers or sellers may conclude that simple price discounts will attract customers, others may believe that a rebate or coupon program will be a more effective means of advertising substantial savings to consumers.

In general, no statute enforced by the Commission addresses the decision to adopt a rebate or coupon program. Thus, promoters of rebate or coupon plans use their independent business judgment in offering such plans to distributors or to the public. However, if a company decides to offer a rebate or coupon plan, it must fully disclose the material terms and conditions of the offer and must provide the promised rebate. If a company systematically fails to do so, it may be engaging in deceptive or unfair practices in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Finally, you may wish to raise your concerns with the manufacturers or companies who offer rebates or coupons, since many companies appreciate comments from the public about their products and how they are marketed. You should also note that many companies hire independent companies to administer their rebate or coupon programs and are eager to hear about their performance.

The Federal Trade Commission acts in the public interest to stop business practices that violate the laws it enforces. Letters from consumers and businesses are very important to the work of the Commission. They are often the first indication of a problem in the marketplace and may provide the initial evidence to begin an investigation.

The Commission does not resolve individual complaints. The Commission does, however, act when it sees a pattern of possible violations developing. The decision to open up an investigative action depends on how widespread the practice is, how many consumers are hurt, how much harm is done, and how much evidence we have. We must also determine how much staff time and effort we can put into each case, and we must concentrate on the most urgent.

We appreciate your taking the time to write. We hope the above information has been useful to your situation.


Sincerely yours,


Consumer Response Center

Enclosures:
1. Best Sellers for Consumers & Businesses (GEN-01)
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#2 Author of original report

Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

AUTHOR: Terry - (U.S.A.)

Hawking Technology

I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Here's the text of their response. Summary: more people need to complain!!!

Dear Terry:

Thank you for your correspondence to the Federal Trade Commission regarding rebates offered by companies. Rebate offers and coupons are, among other things, a form of price competition. While some manufacturers or sellers may conclude that simple price discounts will attract customers, others may believe that a rebate or coupon program will be a more effective means of advertising substantial savings to consumers.

In general, no statute enforced by the Commission addresses the decision to adopt a rebate or coupon program. Thus, promoters of rebate or coupon plans use their independent business judgment in offering such plans to distributors or to the public. However, if a company decides to offer a rebate or coupon plan, it must fully disclose the material terms and conditions of the offer and must provide the promised rebate. If a company systematically fails to do so, it may be engaging in deceptive or unfair practices in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Finally, you may wish to raise your concerns with the manufacturers or companies who offer rebates or coupons, since many companies appreciate comments from the public about their products and how they are marketed. You should also note that many companies hire independent companies to administer their rebate or coupon programs and are eager to hear about their performance.

The Federal Trade Commission acts in the public interest to stop business practices that violate the laws it enforces. Letters from consumers and businesses are very important to the work of the Commission. They are often the first indication of a problem in the marketplace and may provide the initial evidence to begin an investigation.

The Commission does not resolve individual complaints. The Commission does, however, act when it sees a pattern of possible violations developing. The decision to open up an investigative action depends on how widespread the practice is, how many consumers are hurt, how much harm is done, and how much evidence we have. We must also determine how much staff time and effort we can put into each case, and we must concentrate on the most urgent.

We appreciate your taking the time to write. We hope the above information has been useful to your situation.


Sincerely yours,


Consumer Response Center

Enclosures:
1. Best Sellers for Consumers & Businesses (GEN-01)
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#3 Author of original report

Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

AUTHOR: Terry - (U.S.A.)

Hawking Technology

I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Here's the text of their response. Summary: more people need to complain!!!

Dear Terry:

Thank you for your correspondence to the Federal Trade Commission regarding rebates offered by companies. Rebate offers and coupons are, among other things, a form of price competition. While some manufacturers or sellers may conclude that simple price discounts will attract customers, others may believe that a rebate or coupon program will be a more effective means of advertising substantial savings to consumers.

In general, no statute enforced by the Commission addresses the decision to adopt a rebate or coupon program. Thus, promoters of rebate or coupon plans use their independent business judgment in offering such plans to distributors or to the public. However, if a company decides to offer a rebate or coupon plan, it must fully disclose the material terms and conditions of the offer and must provide the promised rebate. If a company systematically fails to do so, it may be engaging in deceptive or unfair practices in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Finally, you may wish to raise your concerns with the manufacturers or companies who offer rebates or coupons, since many companies appreciate comments from the public about their products and how they are marketed. You should also note that many companies hire independent companies to administer their rebate or coupon programs and are eager to hear about their performance.

The Federal Trade Commission acts in the public interest to stop business practices that violate the laws it enforces. Letters from consumers and businesses are very important to the work of the Commission. They are often the first indication of a problem in the marketplace and may provide the initial evidence to begin an investigation.

The Commission does not resolve individual complaints. The Commission does, however, act when it sees a pattern of possible violations developing. The decision to open up an investigative action depends on how widespread the practice is, how many consumers are hurt, how much harm is done, and how much evidence we have. We must also determine how much staff time and effort we can put into each case, and we must concentrate on the most urgent.

We appreciate your taking the time to write. We hope the above information has been useful to your situation.


Sincerely yours,


Consumer Response Center

Enclosures:
1. Best Sellers for Consumers & Businesses (GEN-01)
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#4 Author of original report

Hawking Technology ripoff - not honoring rebaters Irvine California

AUTHOR: Terry - (U.S.A.)

Hawking Technology

I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Here's the text of their response. Summary: more people need to complain!!!

Dear Terry:

Thank you for your correspondence to the Federal Trade Commission regarding rebates offered by companies. Rebate offers and coupons are, among other things, a form of price competition. While some manufacturers or sellers may conclude that simple price discounts will attract customers, others may believe that a rebate or coupon program will be a more effective means of advertising substantial savings to consumers.

In general, no statute enforced by the Commission addresses the decision to adopt a rebate or coupon program. Thus, promoters of rebate or coupon plans use their independent business judgment in offering such plans to distributors or to the public. However, if a company decides to offer a rebate or coupon plan, it must fully disclose the material terms and conditions of the offer and must provide the promised rebate. If a company systematically fails to do so, it may be engaging in deceptive or unfair practices in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Finally, you may wish to raise your concerns with the manufacturers or companies who offer rebates or coupons, since many companies appreciate comments from the public about their products and how they are marketed. You should also note that many companies hire independent companies to administer their rebate or coupon programs and are eager to hear about their performance.

The Federal Trade Commission acts in the public interest to stop business practices that violate the laws it enforces. Letters from consumers and businesses are very important to the work of the Commission. They are often the first indication of a problem in the marketplace and may provide the initial evidence to begin an investigation.

The Commission does not resolve individual complaints. The Commission does, however, act when it sees a pattern of possible violations developing. The decision to open up an investigative action depends on how widespread the practice is, how many consumers are hurt, how much harm is done, and how much evidence we have. We must also determine how much staff time and effort we can put into each case, and we must concentrate on the most urgent.

We appreciate your taking the time to write. We hope the above information has been useful to your situation.


Sincerely yours,


Consumer Response Center

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