So you are shopping at the store and you see something that you really like. However, it might be too expensive for you or you might not like the quality of the product that you are thinking about buying. You have some options in this case and you might be able to snag yourself a little bit of savings if you know how to ask the proper way. Getting a store or manufacturer rebate isn’t as hard as you might think and getting one can save you some serious money.
The biggest reason why a store or manufacturer might be willing to give a rebate is because of the quality of the item that you are buying. For example, a store might price its produce half off because it has to move it all the same day, or because the produce is going to expire or go bad. A store might also discount merchandise due to a single stitch being off or something not being the proper color.
Another reason a manufacturer might give a rebate out is because they are trying to seem as if they are lowering the price of a good, or maybe you were a good customer. For example, I see baby formula rebate checks all the time that come from the manufacturers of Enfamil, and it is a good thing because baby formula can be expensive even with the checks.
Sometimes a store or manufacturer is going to give you a rebate simply because they want to expand sales of a new product or for promotional reasons. If this is the case sometimes you just have to be willing to ask for a coupon, or go online for a rebate for a product. A common example might be that a computer is 499 dollars, but the store will give you a rebate if you buy within a certain time frame. It will help lower the price for the store and sell more goods.
Buying goods is all about haggling for the best possible prices that you can find. Sometimes you have to be willing to pay what the store says the price is, but sometimes you can get a good deal and luck out in the process. Always make sure that you are checking your mail, going online to company sites and looking out for products that might be going out of style.
If you can do this you might be willing to find a store or manufacturer that is willing to give you a discount on a good simply because they might not sell it otherwise. Maybe it will drive sales of other products or promote customer service when a customer knows you are willing to make a deal. Knowing why a company gives out a rebate check is a good first step in knowing whether or not you can get a rebate on an item.