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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #16
 
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Well, I'm strongly considering an M&P9 Pro. If I decide to go that way, I guess I'll be holding-off until at least the 27th to pull the trigger. I always like to have at least 4 mags, so I'd be all set with this deal.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #17
 
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I was holding out too for a "cash" rebate..I wanted a 9 Pro ...but found a Special Ops on gunbroker...

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/Vie...Item=122497786
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #18
 
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Bought my m&p 9mm from buds friday, but I lay a way'd it. Guess Ill wait til in between those dates before I get it out.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #19
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Too bad I didn't wait a month or so to buy my F/S 45
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Old February 16th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #20
 
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Originally Posted by Klink' post='188963' date='Feb 14 2009, 11:44 AM
After having bought 3 M&Ps from Bud's last year for $439 when S&W was offering a $50 rebate AND two free mags, I just don't feel this is enough to push me over the edge. I guess they spoiled me with their prior offers.


I agree. At least give us a choice. I would take money over the mags especially with the price increases. I don't think it is good enough to make me go out and get one. You would think they would offer up a little extra to get our tax return money sent their way. I really want a 9c but I guess I will buy ammo for now instead.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #21
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Ahh man! & I was feelin' so good good about me getting my 40 yesterday.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #22
 
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Originally Posted by Klink' post='188963' date='Feb 14 2009, 11:44 AM
After having bought 3 M&Ps from Bud's last year for $439 when S&W was offering a $50 rebate AND two free mags, I just don't feel this is enough to push me over the edge. I guess they spoiled me with their prior offers.




This is the exact reason why rebates are ultimately bad for business and therefore bad for the economy. Consumers come to see them as an entitlement instead of a good deal, and sit on their wallets until the manufacturer caves and offers another one.



Sure, a rebate gives a short-term sales spike, but at the cost of lower profits and depressed future sales. It's like the morning rush from coffee and sugar...you're all fired up at 9:30, but by 11 am you've crashed and you need another jolt. It's an endless, downward spiral.



Rebates also damage the brand. If you offer rebate after rebate, consumers inevitably start to think that one of the following must be true:



- The product sucks and won't sell unless you sweeten the deal.

- The company is in such deep chit that they're desperate to move product (and may fold soon).

- The regular price is inflated and the "deal" is what the thing should cost anyway (like the silly fiction of MSRP).



All of these are bad for the company's perception in the marketplace.



Look at how much good rebates have done for the auto industry....



The deal that Smith offered last year is not relevant in any way. The market today is all that matters. Congratulations on getting a good deal last year...you did well.



Don't expect it to happen again. If you need or want a new gun, do your part to stimulate the economy, support gun manufacturers and just go buy it.



Having said that, though, naturally I'm going to wait a few weeks to pick up the 45c I was planning on buying anyway... I may know what's correct in economic terms, but I'm no different from anyone else. If I know there's a rebate coming soon, I'd be a fool not to take advantage of it.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by superstratjunky' post='189604' date='Feb 17 2009, 07:41 AM
Ahh man! & I was feelin' so good good about me getting my 40 yesterday.


I picked up a new M&P9 just short of a week ago...love it, but I'd love those extra two mag's as well...
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Originally Posted by adouglas' post='189645' date='Feb 17 2009, 09:30 AM
This is the exact reason why rebates are ultimately bad for business and therefore bad for the economy. Consumers come to see them as an entitlement instead of a good deal, and sit on their wallets until the manufacturer caves and offers another one.



Sure, a rebate gives a short-term sales spike, but at the cost of lower profits and depressed future sales. It's like the morning rush from coffee and sugar...you're all fired up at 9:30, but by 11 am you've crashed and you need another jolt. It's an endless, downward spiral.



Rebates also damage the brand. If you offer rebate after rebate, consumers inevitably start to think that one of the following must be true:



- The product sucks and won't sell unless you sweeten the deal.

- The company is in such deep chit that they're desperate to move product (and may fold soon).

- The regular price is inflated and the "deal" is what the thing should cost anyway (like the silly fiction of MSRP).



All of these are bad for the company's perception in the marketplace.



Look at how much good rebates have done for the auto industry....



The deal that Smith offered last year is not relevant in any way. The market today is all that matters. Congratulations on getting a good deal last year...you did well.



Don't expect it to happen again. If you need or want a new gun, do your part to stimulate the economy, support gun manufacturers and just go buy it.



Having said that, though, naturally I'm going to wait a few weeks to pick up the 45c I was planning on buying anyway... I may know what's correct in economic terms, but I'm no different from anyone else. If I know there's a rebate coming soon, I'd be a fool not to take advantage of it.
Your rebate wisdom sure makes a lot of sense to me. Very well said Thanks!
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Old February 19th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by adouglas' post='189645' date='Feb 17 2009, 07:30 AM
This is the exact reason why rebates are ultimately bad for business and therefore bad for the economy. Consumers come to see them as an entitlement instead of a good deal, and sit on their wallets until the manufacturer caves and offers another one.


This is probably why Wal-Mart doesn't put out weekly ads; they'd rather just keep their prices reasonable all the time and put out ads only when they really want/need to bring in the shoppers, such as at Christmastime. It's also the reason Mervyn's went out of business; people learned to never buy anything there unless it was on sale.

</thread highjack>





Back on topic. I'm thinking I'll probably pick up a second 9c while the rebate is going on, and maybe a .45 middy and/or a .40 FS. So at least in my case, the rebate is going to do exactly as intended... stimulate sales.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #26
 
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Originally Posted by adouglas' post='189645' date='Feb 17 2009, 08:30 AM
This is the exact reason why rebates are ultimately bad for business and therefore bad for the economy. Consumers come to see them as an entitlement instead of a good deal, and sit on their wallets until the manufacturer caves and offers another one.



Sure, a rebate gives a short-term sales spike, but at the cost of lower profits and depressed future sales. It's like the morning rush from coffee and sugar...you're all fired up at 9:30, but by 11 am you've crashed and you need another jolt. It's an endless, downward spiral.



Rebates also damage the brand. If you offer rebate after rebate, consumers inevitably start to think that one of the following must be true:



- The product sucks and won't sell unless you sweeten the deal.

- The company is in such deep chit that they're desperate to move product (and may fold soon).

- The regular price is inflated and the "deal" is what the thing should cost anyway (like the silly fiction of MSRP).



All of these are bad for the company's perception in the marketplace.



Look at how much good rebates have done for the auto industry....



The deal that Smith offered last year is not relevant in any way. The market today is all that matters. Congratulations on getting a good deal last year...you did well.



Don't expect it to happen again. If you need or want a new gun, do your part to stimulate the economy, support gun manufacturers and just go buy it.



Having said that, though, naturally I'm going to wait a few weeks to pick up the 45c I was planning on buying anyway... I may know what's correct in economic terms, but I'm no different from anyone else. If I know there's a rebate coming soon, I'd be a fool not to take advantage of it.


I agree with everything you say about rebates, and I'm glad S&W has become less generous with their rebates on the M&P. Actually, I think they're well worth the prices being asked today. I intend to buy guns this year, but not M&Ps - I already have enough of them.
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BASTARDS!

they couldn't have made the period start 2 weeks earlier!?!?



ah well.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by superstratjunky' post='189604' date='Feb 17 2009, 02:41 AM
Ahh man! & I was feelin' so good good about me getting my 40 yesterday.
Send the rebate form in and see what happens...it couldn't hurt to try, right? Smith & Wesson is the "shiz-nit."
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #29
 
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To clarify;



When do the magazine rebates begin? I'm festering over a 45c to compliment my 45fs. I was fortunate enough to cash in on the rebate for the fs and would like to do the same for the c. Would someone be so kind as to spell it out for me?
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Originally Posted by greggeshack' post='190662' date='Feb 19 2009, 09:43 PM
To clarify;



When do the magazine rebates begin? I'm festering over a 45c to compliment my 45fs. I was fortunate enough to cash in on the rebate for the fs and would like to do the same for the c. Would someone be so kind as to spell it out for me?


Read the thread title and/or the linked ad in the original post.



The information I posted has not been officially made available from S&W. I found it by sleuthing. I posted it only on this forum to provide information to M&P people to help in purchase timing. Instead, I have seemed to have caused distress instead.
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