Found out today. Got it from a friend. Thought people need to know fast.
It is CONFIRMED that TDK is NOT honoring the $50 rebate for purchases (between 01/01/01 - 03/31/01) of the 12x/10x/32x VeloCD from Buy.com
I called the rebate center of TDK (1-800-835-8273) and I spoke with a person named Diane Wilshire. She specifically stated that Buy.com WAS a 'Participating Retailer' up until the rebate ended on 12/31/00, but chose to NOT be when they extended the rebate. This makes no sense, but the fact remains.
I also called Buy.com (1-888-880-1030) and spoke to an Eric, said he wasn't allowed to give last name, who did say he was a 'Resolution Specialist' in the Oklahoma office. He was miffed to why they were no longer a participation retailer as well and said he would investigate the matter and get back to me.
Call #3 Went to Citibank to dispute the $50 rebate. They put the dispute on record and will investigate. In the meantime they've already issued me $50 credit! This is where the importance of having a reliable CC company comes in yet again!
I urge everyone to put a call in to your CC company to protect yourself. I will post an update if and when I hear from 'Eric' at Buy.com (unless this thread gets locked, then feel free to PM me and I'll update you specifically), but at this time my confidence in getting the rebate is EXTREMELY low