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Palm Pre Mail-in Rebate offer ends on July 11th($199), Shortage of Pre's, Palm Eos (Pixie) release date?

The actual price of the Palm Pre with a two-year contract is $299, $199 after mail-in rebate. If you head over to Sprint's Pre page and read the updated fine print, it states that the $100 Mail-in rebate offer ends on 7/11(What could be up their sleeve? Poossbly change in pricing/plans?). You'll have to purchase the Pre and activate the line before 7/11 for the rebate to work. 10 to 14 weeks later, you get that Benjamin back, in the form of Sprint credits. And why 7/11? Could it be something to do with the Palm Eos (code named Pixie)? The Fine Print:

"Phone Offer: Offer ends 07/11/09. While supplies last. $299.99 (two-year price) -$100 (mail-in rebate) =$199.99(final price). Taxes and service charges excluded. No cash Back. Requires activation at the time of purchase. Mail-in Rebate: Requires purchase by 07/11/09 & activation by 07/11/09. Line must be active 30 consecutive days. Allow 10 to 14 weeks for rebate. Upgrade: Existing customers in good standing with service on the same device for more than 22 consecutive months currently activated on a service plan of $39.99 or higher may be eligible."

"While supplies last", could the rumor of Sprint releasing low inventory of Pre's be true?

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Reader Comments (2)

Pretty sure this is standard legal. While supplies last definitely tells us nothing, that's required to say. The expiration date could also be nothing, my Instinct's rebate had a due date, but the price stayed the same for a while. It's another trick to keep you and that $100 away from eachother.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Yeah, this is standard sprint fare. Rebates are offered on a 1 month basis, with each month's rebate offer overlapping adjacent months. My wife and I bought phones 2 weeks apart with what appeared to be the same rebate, but the codes were different, and they had to be mailed to different POboxes.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramateurhack

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