I called twice today and both times they denied me the $299 -$100 rebate deal!
I even spoke to a supervisor and she would not budge. They told me the $299 deal was for "special circumstances" and that it ended yesterday. I argued and said that I just found out about it and it was only a day and that I am a loyal customer. I have been a sub for 5 years and in good standing. I even used Dish Network deal that was offered me ($200 for HD PVR) but she shot it down and would only give me $499 -$100 rebate.
I guess I can't blame them. This has been going on for the past two months it seems and there are people selling info on how to get this deal on eBay!.
I am going to try again tomorrow and see what happens.
I also wonder if they aren't extending this offer to those subs in the first 12 markets that are supposed to be upgraded to MPEG4 equipment.
(New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Tampa Bay)
I'm in the NY area.
Anyone else in the big 12 that got the deal?