Originally Posted by ndatoxicity
im trying to limit the amount of mail in rebates i have, because its not always guaranteed you will get the money back.
That's true, but I mainly posted those for their quality/performance compared to their relatively low initial cost. You did ask for other suggestions.
I usually base my purchases on the cost before rebate as I only have so much money on hand to spend. The money I get back a month or so down the road is a nice bonus, but it isn't going to help me now nor sway me to purchase that particular product.