How many rebates that you send in do you actually receive the check for?
I've sent in maybe 6 mail-in rebates in the last six months, and gotten only two back. One from Seagate and one from Staples. The two that I remember from Fry's are no-shows, and the others I have no idea where they were from.
Do you actually expect to get the money they promise you with a rebate? Or are you like me and treat it as a nice treat if it works, and only buy the thing if the price without the rebate is good anyway?