I bought a celluar phone for my girlfriend from radioshack. It was a Sprint phone and had a $60.00 dollar rebate. Well I gave it as a gift and she activated it and I sent in the rebate with her account info.and everything the rebate asked for, and we qualified with all of the terms of the rebate.
Well 3 and 4 months down the road I throw away the receipt copy I had taped on the wall because I figured I wouldnt need it. Well, 6 months down the road I am still wondering where my rebate is.
I log on to a search engine looking for info. to call about my rebate. Then I see all these reports of how sprint ripped people off and didn't pay the rebates. I tell my boss about this, and he gives me a similar story about how Sprint ripped him off on a phone rebate they claimed they never received it.
So, I find a website where you can log on to check on a rebate status. I entered in the info. is asked for and sure enough it had no record of my rebate and gave me a number to call. I called and gave the woman who answered the phone all my info. and she claimed they had never received a request for a rebate.
I gave them my girl friends cell phone number and they look up her account. (please take a moment to note that I gave her the phone as a gift on Christmas of 2002) The woman on the phone tells me that the account was opened on 2001 and she had this number transfered from another previous sprint phone. This was all a lie and the records had been falsified in order to dequalify us for the rebate. The cell phone she had before (which was the only phone she had ever owned) was her fathers, on her fathers Business's account which she had been paying him to use, and I may add was not even with Sprint, it was with Verizon Wireless and also had a completely different number. This is an example of Corporate theives and their treachery.
spartanburg, South Carolina